What is SUZUKI ALLGRIP?
Take control of the road with ALLGRIP, Suzuki’s four wheel drive technology. With over 50 years of experience, we have redefined our four wheel drive technology under the ALLGRIP name.
ALLGRIP gives you the confidence you need to adventure, be more active and have some freedom - without compromise.
The relative lightweight system means there are minimal changes to fuel economy or engine emissions, providing more driving enjoyment and peace of mind even in adverse road surface conditions - all thanks to added traction and go-anywhere benefits of four wheel drive.
ALLGRIP Four Wheel Drive Technology
Our cars run a range of ALLGRIP systems - choose between AUTO, SELECT and PRO.
The Grip Control* function ensures a smooth start on roads that are slippery with snow or mud. It quickly applies the brake to any slipping wheels while focusing drive power on the wheels that have grip. This improves escape performance by using traction control to limit the loss of engine torque.
*Grip Control activates on slippery surfaces at speeds of less than 18mph
*only available on Ignis range
In AUTO mode, the vehicle prioritises fuel economy and uses two wheel drive by default, but if front wheel slippage is detected, the system switches to four wheel drive for greater stability.
In SPORT mode, the vehicle is optimised for sporty driving, such as on winding roads. Traction control intervention is weakened so that acceleration response is improved, and makes turning corners easier.
In SNOW mode, stability is maximised through traction control intervention and a permanent 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels. This makes driving through snow, unpaved or other slippery surfaces easier.
In LOCK mode, torque is distributed evenly throughout all four wheels when encountering tough surfaces. The traction control system applies braking to wheels that are spinning without traction and prioritises torque allocation to tyres that are gripping.
Two wheel drive is engaged automatically and four wheel drive can be selected on the move as required, with the option of high or low ratio four-wheel drive.
- 4H: permanent 4WD for off road driving
- 4L: permanent 4WD with low ratio for greater control