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Low friction launch helps to further enhance low speed manoeuvring and pulling away from a standstill, in adverse conditions.

Low friction launch is an extra feature that can be enabled or disabled via the touch screen. Follow the on-screen instructions. See EXTRA FEATURES.


For vehicles with All Wheel Drive (AWD), low friction launch is accessed via the (All Surface Information) ASI Suite extra feature on the touch screen. Follow the on-screen instructions.

The operation of low friction launch is further enhanced if the rain/ice/snow driving mode, or the Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) driving mode, is enabled. See RAIN/ICE/SNOW, or see ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE (AdSR).


Some AWD vehicles are supplied with the AdSR driving mode instead of the rain/ice/snow driving mode.


Low friction launch also operates if the normal driving mode is selected. See NORMAL.

To allow low friction launch to be enabled, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is stationary.

  • The accelerator pedal is completely released.

  • Either the rain/ice/snow (AdSR) driving mode, or the normal driving mode is enabled.

  • All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) is not enabled. See USING THE PROGRESS CONTROL SYSTEM.

Low friction launch only operates at vehicle speeds below 30 km/h (19 mph). If this maximum speed is exceeded, low friction launch is disabled.

Low friction launch is also disabled if:

  • ASPC is enabled.

  • The ECO driving mode or the dynamic driving mode is selected.

  • The accelerator pedal is quickly pressed to its full travel (kickdown).

  • A system fault is detected. In this event, a warning message displays in the message centre and on the touch screen.