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So far I have not seen any mention of a snow setting on the American version of the SC. Has anyone seen a video that shows this? Have any of the members that actually have an AWD SC now discovered a setting like this?
 

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Seems the US versions get Snow added as a drive mode, and the center diff lock button where Canada gets the drive/terrain mode button (no diff lock) but snow/mud/sand modes instead. Seems a little weird to me that they would make two different setups like that ... y'all got mud and sand in the US, just like snow in the northern half/two-thirds. Another magical mystery courtesy of Hyundai.
 
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It does seem odd to have two very different AWD systems or at least implementations of the system. I wish Hyundai would give us a reason for the difference and an explanation as to how they differ. What possessed Hyundai to spend the time, money and energy to set up two different progammings, plus a few extra parts and wiring????
 

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Seems the US versions get Snow added as a drive mode, and the center diff lock button where Canada gets the drive/terrain mode button (no diff lock) but snow/mud/sand modes instead. Seems a little weird to me that they would make two different setups like that ... y'all got mud and sand in the US, just like snow in the northern half/two-thirds. Another magical mystery courtesy of Hyundai.
It does seem odd to have two very different AWD systems or at least implementations of the system. I wish Hyundai would give us a reason for the difference and an explanation as to how they differ. What possessed Hyundai to spend the time, money and energy to set up two different progammings, plus a few extra parts and wiring????
This is consistent with virtually every other modern Hyundai/Kia/Genesis AWD setup… the USA gets drive modes (usually smart, sport, eco, normal/comfort, snow) and an AWD lock button. Basically every other market in the world, including Canada, gets the drive/terrain modes. On the terrain mode side are snow, mud, and sand.

The actual AWD system logically is the same no matter what, it’s just the implementation that is slightly different.
The Diff lock button is handy. Anyone know if the U.S. version stays locked up to 37mph ?
According to the manual, the AWD lock function works up to 37 mph. Interesting, because in other implementations I’ve seen from Hyundai/Kia, it maxes out at 25 mph.
 

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According to the manual, the AWD lock function works up to 37 mph. Interesting, because in other implementations I’ve seen from Hyundai/Kia, it maxes out at 25 mph.
Actually, why I find it interesting is it's only available in the US market, but the speed it tops out at is actually based on the Metric system. 37mph = 60km/h.
 

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I do not have snow mode on my sc. What mode should I drive in when we have snow?
Put it on “snow tire” mode 🤪

Seriously, if you don’t run with winter tires and no snow mode, your best bet is to modulate you gas peddle to avoid spinning your tires, when starting. If you’re in a slide or skid, turn your wheel to the direction of the slide and hit your breaks hard to get your ABS to modulate to get traction back.

Basically, the snow mode will limit the SCs RPM to reduce power being applied to the wheels, to avoid spinning the tires.
 

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The terrain modes Hyundai uses are patented by (I believe) Jaguar and Hyundai does not have a licensing deal to use the system in the US. I'm fine with the diff lock though. I would love to have both the terrain modes and the diff lock together.
 
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