Explaining the SH-AWD System of Acura Cars

September 29, 2012 at 12:19

ESP, DSC, EBD, Active Steering, Distronic – we can name a very long list of systems. All of them, in the end result, are designed to assist the driver in the required time, whether it’s an extreme situation or a sharp turn at high speed. All-wheel drive SH-AWD, used in cars of Acura and Honda brands is among them. However, if the vast majority of systems bring to the process of driving the boredom, the SH-AWD system has very interesting behavior.

Picture of the Acura ZDX car

Picture of the Acura ZDX car

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive or SH-AWD for short literally explains in its name the whole concept of the system. In essence, the system, the development of which can be compared in importance with the VTEC, is another new technology that has a great value, which confirms the reputation of the company “Acura” as the author of technological innovations for luxury cars.

Photo of Acura ZDX after a ride

Photo of Acura ZDX after a ride

SH-AWD is a part of the car chassis with four-wheel drive to the wheels. The main essence of the system is the distribution of torque not only between the front and rear axles, but also between each of the rear wheels. Indeed, SH-AWD system, unlike conventional all-wheel drive systems, actively distributes torque to each rear wheel to get the most accurate control and extremely high stability while the driving in any conditions. Neither of automakers owns such technology for their cars.

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