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PHILOSOPHY ALLGRIP for All People

In 1970, we developed our first 4WD model, the original Jimny, LJ10.
Since then, we have refined our technology to provide drivers with excitement, pleasure and reassurance.
With nearly 50 years of experience, we have now redefined our 4WD technology under the ALLGRIP name
to provide even more confidence, satisfaction, and a broader horizon to all of our customers.

In 1970, we developed our first 4WD model,
the original Jimny, LJ10.
Since then, we have refined our technology to provide
drivers with excitement, pleasure and reassurance.
With nearly 50 years of experience,
we have now redefined our 4WD technology
under the ALLGRIP name to provide
even more confidence, satisfaction,
and a broader horizon to all of our customers.

VALUES PEACE OF MIND Peace of Mind for All Drivers

On any surface or under any driving conditions,
ALLGRIP gives you the confidence you need to drive with your spirits high.
With ALLGRIP, you have a reassuring partner, always at your side.

On any surface or under any driving conditions,
ALLGRIP gives you the confidence
you need to drive with your spirits high.
With ALLGRIP, you have a reassuring partner,
always at your side.

VALUES EXCITEMENT Feel the Freedom Feel the Fun

With ALLGRIP, you can change any situation to excitement and pleasure.
From winding roads to rough terrain, to downpours or snowy conditions,
you can take in charge of your wheel for an exciting drive.
Be more active, be free. The choice is in your hands.

With ALLGRIP, you can change any situation
to excitement and pleasure.
From winding roads to rough terrain,
to downpours or snowy conditions,
you can take in charge of your wheel
for an exciting drive.
Be more active, be free. The choice is in your hands.

VALUES GO BEYOND Go Beyond with ALLGRIP

New adventures are full of excitement. But some challenges may be difficult to conquer.
With ALLGRIP as your trusted partner, you can feel the confidence to drive forward.
Hand in hand, go beyond to a broader horizon.

New adventures are full of excitement.
But some challenges may be difficult to conquer.
With ALLGRIP as your trusted partner,
you can feel the confidence to drive forward.
Hand in hand, go beyond to a broader horizon.

ALLGRIP AUTO

ALLGRIP AUTO gives the driver peace of mind in everyday driving, especially when driving on slippery roads or snowy surfaces. With the viscous coupling four-wheel drive system, torque is automatically distributed to the rear wheels, when it detects the front wheel losing grip of the road.

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TECHNOLOGY

FULL-TIME VISCOUS COUPLING

A viscous coupling (hydraulic clutch) positioned in front of the rear differential uses high-viscosity silicone oil to transfer drive power. When rotational variance occurs between the front and rear wheels, a shear effect caused by wheel spin heats the silicone oil and causes it to expand. The pressure resulting from the expanded silicone oil engages a multiple-disc clutch, which transfers torque to the rear wheels.

GRIP CONTROL

GRIP CONTROL

This function ensures a smooth start on roads that are slippery with snow or mud. It quickly applies the brake to the slipping wheel while focusing drive power on the opposite wheel, and improves escape performance by using traction control to limit the loss of engine torque.

ALLGRIP AUTO MODELS

  • IGNIS
  • SWIFT

ALLGRIP SELECT

ALLGRIP SELECT provides the inherent values "Fun to drive", "Peace of mind" and "High fuel-efficiency" by allowing the driver to choose from four driving modes (AUTO, SPORT, SNOW, and LOCK). The electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system with selectable driving mode uses a simple push-and-turn dial so the driver can experience different driving styles depending on the road surfaces or conditions.

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4WD CONTROL

4WD CONTROL

The feedback control used on normal full-time 4WD vehicles allocates torque to the rear wheels after detecting front wheel slippage. As well as feedback control, it also offers feed-forward control that anticipates slippage based on road surface, throttle opening position, steering angle and other factors, and allocates the torque to the rear wheels before any slippage can occur.
Rather than reacting after grip is lost, controlling the vehicle to prevent grip being lost in the first place results in greater stability.

SYNERGETIC VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL

SYNERGETIC VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL

Synergetic Vehicle Dynamics Control is a function to stabilise the drive by monitoring the drive conditions through a steering angle sensor, yaw rate sensor, and other systems, and synergetically controlling the 4WD control and power steering control.
The Synergetic Vehicle Dynamics Control properly allocates steering assist torque and front and rear wheel torque, suppresses any vehicle side skid tendency at the stage before ESP control intervenes, and assists drive stability.
For example, when an oversteer tendency occurs with the rear wheels are about to slide or spin on the outer side, the Synergetic Vehicle Dynamics Control assists with a counter steer through the power steering and simultaneously allocates torque to assist the front wheels. Conversely, when an understeer tendency arises with the front wheels losing grip and the vehicle curving to the outer side, the Synergetic Vehicle Dynamics Control allocates the drive power to favour the rear wheels and stabilises the drive.
Also, in the case of a push-understeer tendency, which occurs when the rear wheel drive power is too pronounced in relation to the front wheels’ turning force, the VDSC allocates the torque to assist the front wheels. The Synergetic Vehicle Dynamics Control is essentially a system to assist stable driving and is not intended to raise the limits on drive and turning performance.

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ESP®

ESP

ESP® is also optimally controlled for each mode.
In SPORT mode, ESP® weakens traction control intervention to maximise the driver’s sense of controlling the vehicle.
In SNOW mode, ESP® allows traction control to intervene strongly to maximise stability.
In LOCK mode, ESP® enhances extrication performance by using a traction control system to apply braking to wheels that are spinning without traction and prioritises torque allocation to tyres that are gripping.
At the same time, it curbs the amount of the engine’s torque reduction control to provide the torque needed to escape.

ESP is a registered trademark of Daimler AG.
The degree of engine torque reduction, the wheels that brake and their braking force vary according to the driving conditions.
ESP® is essentially a system to assist stable driving. In the case of slippage or skidding that exceeds the limits of grip between tires and road surface, ESP® will still function but may not be effective.

POWER TRAIN CONTROL

POWER TRAIN CONTROL

To amplify driving pleasure, the power train too is controlled in SPORT mode. It modifies throttle-torque performance in the low and medium engine speed range to give a livelier drive experience. And in the case of CVT vehicles it also helps maintain the engine speed at higher levels, improves acceleration, and offers sports driving performance.

Selecting the right mode lets the vehicle drive
as you want it to.

The three inherent values of the ALLGRIP SELECT, Fun to drive, Peace of mind, and High fuel-efficiency can be realised by selecting the mode. Mode selection lets you experience different styles of driving for different situations.

  • AUTO MODE

  • SPORT MODE

  • SNOW MODE

  • LOCK MODE

ALLGRIP SELECT MODELS

  • SX4 S-CROSS
  • VITARA

ALLGRIP PRO

ALLGRIP PRO offers high off-road ability to meet the driver’s spirit of adventure, and gives the driver strength to face and explore the challenges. With the four-wheel drive system with reduction gear, ALLGRIP PRO can satisfy the driving performance required by professionals to instantly respond and manoeuvre through difficult terrain.

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FR PART-TIME TYPE

Part-time 4WD positions a transfer case between the driveshafts running from the front and rear differentials, and uses it to switch between 2WD and 4WD as required. When in 4WD, the system directly connects the front and rear wheels, making it possible to distribute engine power to all four tyres evenly and without loss.

FR FULLTIME CENTER DIFFERENTIAL TYPE

Full-time 4WD with a centre differential distributes torque to the front and rear tyres using the centre differential without relying on electronic control. The centre differential compensates for differences in front and rear wheel speed and cancels out the “tight corner braking phenomenon” that feels as though the brakes are being applied when taking sharp corners. If just one wheel is slipping, the LSD (Limited Slip Differential) limits the motion of the differential and transfers drive power to another wheel.

ALLGRIP PRO MODELS

  • Jimny
  • Grand Vitara
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