Your Guide to ALLGRIP
With over 50 years experience developing 4-wheel drive vehicles, Suzuki has redefined its 4×4 technology under the name, ALLGRIP. Understand what Suzuki ALLGRIP means for you and the different types of 4-wheel drive systems available across the range.
What is ALLGRIP?
Suzuki ALLGRIP lets you take control of the road and gives you the confidence to adventure – without compromise.
The lightweight 4-wheel drive system has minimal impact to fuel economy or CO2 emissions, giving you more driving enjoyment and peace of mind in adverse road surface conditions – all thanks to added traction and go-anywhere benefits of ALLGRIP.
Types of ALLGRIP
The Suzuki model lineup runs a range of different ALLGRIP systems – choose between Auto, Select and Pro.
Using a viscous coupling 4-wheel drive system, ALLGRIP Auto detects when the front wheels lose traction and automatically distributes torque to the rear wheels.
The Grip Control function (available on Ignis) applies the brake to any slipping wheels while focusing drive power on the opposite wheels, improving escape performance by using traction control to limit the loss of engine torque at speeds under 18mph.
With a choice of four driving modes – Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock – the electronically controlled 4-wheel drive system, ALLGRIP Select uses a simple push-and-turn dial so the driver can choose different driving styles depending on the road surfaces or conditions.
AUTO – The vehicle uses 2-wheel drive by default to prioritise fuel economy, but if the front wheels slip the system switches to 4-wheel drive for greater stability.
SPORT – Traction control intervention is weakened to improve acceleration response, optimising the car for sporty driving and making cornering easier.
SNOW – Stability is maximised through traction control intervention and a permanent 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels, making driving on snowy surfaces and slippery roads easier.
LOCK – Torque is distributed evenly across all four wheels on tough surfaces. The traction control system applies braking to any slipping wheels and priorities torque allocation to wheels that are gripping.
A part time 4-wheel drive system with low range transfer gear, ALLGRIP PRO takes you wherever you want to go with unrivalled agility and powerful torque when you need it most. When the going gets tough, shift the lever to 4L mode (4×4 low gear) for maximum torque and better traction on steep slopes and rough terrain.
ALLGRIP Pro models
Low range transfer gear