MITSUBISHI MOTORS’ Technologies Meet Drivers’ Desires to “Broaden Their Range of Activity and Take on Different Challenges”

Unique S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) enables anyone to drive comfortably with peace of mind

We utilized the 4WD technology developed by our predecessor companies through the four-wheel drive prototypes and the Mitsubishi Jeep. Throughout the years, we evolved and optimized the 4WD system in our vehicles such as pickup trucks, cross-country SUVs, and passenger cars, enabling customers to drive comfortably anywhere with peace of mind.
Our technology is refined through rigorous testing in various weather conditions and on various road surfaces. Meanwhile, we also honed our skills in motorsports such as the Dakar Rally and the World Rally Championship.

Among various 4WD systems, the S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control) best embodies the ideal of MITSUBISHI MOTORS. The system dramatically improves the handling and stability of a vehicle by continuously and seamlessly controlling vehicle movements during accelerating, cornering and braking without giving driver a sense of discomfort. The S-AWC demonstrates an excellent driving performance on slippery road conditions such as off-road and in snow, and also supports drivers to drive comfortably on a daily basis. We will continue to enhance S-AWC and other 4WD systems in pursuit of making vehicles that can be driven comfortably anywhere with peace of mind.


AWC (All-Wheel Control) is MITSUBISHI MOTORS’ concept of maximizing dynamics control to balance and optimize all four tires to deliver precise handling and superior stability. The precise handling delivered by AWC ensures that the vehicle moves according to the driver’s intent in every situation. The superior stability means that the vehicle’s behavior is stable in all situations, allowing the driver to drive with confidence.




  • The magnitude of force and direction on each tire (Arrows are for 4WD)
  • The circle line itself shows the maximum force ability by each tire.

Technologies that allow the driver to control the car actively include longitudinal and lateral torque distribution, and control of acceleration and deceleration force that does not exceed the tires’ friction capability. Furthermore, basic performance such as weight distribution and body rigidity are also essential for transmitting the force properly to each tire.
By bringing these technologies together, MITSUBISHI MOTORS aims to provide customers with vehicles that can be driven comfortably with peace of mind.