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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 is 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.

It is recommended that Rain/Ice/Snow driving mode, or Adaptive Surface Response (AdSR) mode, is enabled. See RAIN/ICE/SNOW, or see ADAPTIVE SURFACE RESPONSE (AdSR).


Some AWD vehicles may have AdSR mode instead of Rain/Ice/Snow driving mode.


Low friction launch also operates if 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.

  • Rain/Ice/Snow (or AdSR) or Normal driving mode is enabled.

  • Progress control is not enabled (this feature is not available on all vehicles). 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, then Low friction launch is disabled.

Low friction launch is also disabled if:

  • Progress control is enabled.

  • ECO or Dynamic driving modes are 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.