S-AWC

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.


Components of S-AWC

The S-AWC is an integrated vehicle dynamics control system that executes the AWC concept at an elevated level, applying three types of control for consistent and seamless vehicle behavior, with direct linearity and rapid response.

The three elements of S-AWC are front-rear driving force distribution, left-right wheel torque distribution, and four-wheel brake distribution. The S-AWC controls them as a whole, instead of switching them individually according to each situation. In typical vehicle controls, discontinuous vehicle control can often make drivers feel nervous or uneasy, and drivers are required to take additional actions or make adjustments when driving at high speeds or on slippery surfaces.
The S-AWC continuously captures accelerating, cornering and braking, and creates control values while considering all the effects on the vehicle, such as responsiveness to the drivers' maneuvering, traction performance, and running performance.