S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) is the brand name of an advanced full-time four-wheel drive system developed by Mitsubishi Motors. The technology, specifically developed for the new 2007 Lancer Evolution, is an advanced version of Mitsubishi's AWC system. Mitsubishi first exhibited S-AWC integration control technology in the Concept-X model at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. According to Mitsubishi, "the ultimate embodiment of the company's AWC philosophy is the S-AWC system, a 4WD-based integrated vehicle dynamics control system".
It integrates management of its Active Center Differential (ACD), Active Yaw Control (AYC), Active Stability Control (ASC), and Sports ABS components, while adding Braking force control to Mitsubishi Motors' own AYC system, allowing regulation of torque and braking force at each Wheel. S-AWC employs Yaw rate feedback control, a direct yaw moment control technology that affects left-right torque vectoring (this technology forms the core of S-AWC system) and controls cornering maneuvers as desired during acceleration, steady state driving, and deceleration. Mitsubishi claims the result is elevated drive power, cornering performance, and vehicle stability regardless of driving conditions.
Mitsubishi Canada and Victoria Mitsubishi in Victoria, BC is proud to present the Mitsubishi S-AWD (Super All-Wheel Control) system. This Video is a great explanation of Mitsubishi S-AWC with the additional visual to show front to back traction plus the added left to right that sets the S-AWC apart from the traditional AWD set up. Love the back drop true real world Canadian weather to see the system in action. Drop by Victoria Mitsubishi today and take any of our models featuring the Mitsubishi S-AWC system for a test drive. This technology is available on the Mitsubishi Outlander XLS and both models of the Mitsubishi Evolution (EVO X)
This TV Commercial highlights the S-AWC System on the Mitsubishi Outlander XLS. The same technology is also available on both models of the Mitsubishi Evolution
This video is slightly dated now. When it first came out the S-AWC was only available on the 2010 Outlander XLS. Now this amazing technology is available on the 2011 and 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS and both models of the Mitsubishi Evolution (EVO X)
Want to know what the actual difference is between S-AWC and 4WD? Watch this video. Learn more about our cars at www.mitsubishi-motors.ca