How does the Mitsubishi AWC Work?
Q: What does AWC mean?
A: AWC is an initialism that stands for All-Wheel Control.
Q: Is all-wheel drive the same as all-wheel control?
A: The simplest explanation is that an AWD system is a system that provides adequate levels of torque to both the front and rear wheels. The AWC system, however, allows the driver to have control over how much power is distributed to each of the wheels.
Q: How is Mitsubishi’s AWC system beneficial?
A: With Mitsubishi’s AWC system, drivers get to choose if they would rather have their vehicle in 2-wheel drive or in 4-wheel drive mode. This allows the driver to have an efficiently-running vehicle on various types of terrain.
Q: Does the AWC system have anything to do with fuel efficiency?
A: Being able to switch your vehicle from a 4-wheel drive system to a 2-wheel drive system actually can be beneficial when it comes to how often you have to go to the gas pumps. During the summer months, when roads are usually warm and dry, there probably isn’t a lot of reasons to have your vehicle in 4-wheel drive. For these instances, switching your vehicle to a 2-wheel driving system will allow your engine to send power to the front of the vehicle, which in turn will make it use less energy and less gas.
Q: How many settings does Mitsubishi’s AWC have?
A: With Mitsubishi’s AWC system, drivers are currently able to switch between three different settings: 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive Auto, and 4-wheel drive, Lock.
Q: What is the difference between 4-wheel drive Auto and 4-wheel drive-Lock?
A: When 4-wheel drive Auto mode is selected, the system sends additional power to the rear wheels that will automatically increase as the vehicle accelerates. In 4-wheel drive Lock mode, power is still automatically distributed; however, there is now more torque delivered to the rear wheels in order to provide better traction, especially in muddy or snow-covered areas.
Q: What is S-AWC?
A: S-AWC stands for Super All Wheel Control. With S-AWC, drivers get the same options as they would with a standard AWC system. This time, however, they also get the added convenience of torque vectoring capabilities.
Q: Does the AWC system help with driving in the snow?
A: With Mitsubishi’s AWC system, drivers are able to efficiently and electronically switch between driving modes. This state-of-the-art technology allows Mitsubishi drivers to experience superior handling and traction in various types of terrain.
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