Smart-Lok technology

Smart-Lok is the most advanced off-road differential at your command. It's a fully lockable on-the-fly front differential with electronically-controlled automatic modes that always returns maximum traction in every condition, period


Handle thrilling trails

The TRAIL ACTIV mode has been designed for aggressive riding in delivering the ultimate in cornering precision. On undulating terrain, quick corners, and loose surfaces, TRAIL ACTIV mode maximizes the 4WD system's speed, efficiency, and predictability.

When high engine torque and/or an increase in vehicle speed is detected, Smart-Lok will progressively engage (lock) the front end until the throttle is released or the vehicle’s speed is reduced. The progressive engagement allows smoother steering effort and predictable response.

Key inputs monitored: Engine torque and vehicle speed

*Smart-Lok was developed in conjunction with TEAM Industries, a market leader in the drive train industry


Move through deep mud

Smart-Lok is always adapting to the conditions by monitoring exactly what the vehicle’s doing over several parameters. Press the MUD button, though, and special calibrations for wet, boggy, and soft muddy terrain are engaged. MUD mode fully locks the front end when high engine torque and / or slippage are detected.

With four drive modes (2x4, locked 4x4, MUD, and TRAIL) to choose from and 8 on the hardworking Defender X mr models, you're able to overcome deeper obstacles than ever. 

Key inputs monitored: engine torque and wheel speed



A button press is all it takes to set up a Can-Am for rock crawling. With throttle, steering, and the 4WD system all tuned to maximize response over rough, rocky terrain, it's already proven with a King of the Hammers victory.

Press the ROCK button, and special calibrations kick in to help pull a Can-Am over obstacles when leading with the right front tire. When high engine torque is detected at low vehicle speed, Smart-Lok will progressively lock the front end and will stay engaged until throttle release to prevent wheel slippage and provide optimal traction. The progressive engagement also allows for easier steering when maneuvering the vehicle.

Key inputs monitored: Engine torque and throttle position.


When it’s all about adapting in an instant to the trail ahead, TRAIL mode uses front wheel speed sensors to compare the discrepancy and identify the slipping wheel. It will then synchronize both wheels as needed.

For a wide range of conditions, it delivers predictable cornering and traction by progressively engaging the front end and maintaining the required axle lock as the conditions and driver input change. Smart-Lok has a progressive engagement that allows for lower, smoother steering effort at higher speeds that makes TRAIL mode so surefooted.

Key inputs monitored: Wheel speed and steering angle

Packages availability

  • Maverick X3

    Maverick X3

    Starting at $52,459

    Starting at $52,459

    Transportation and preparation not included.

    All hail the champion of rocks, dirt and dunes. The Maverick X3 can handle any adventure you can dream of. Pack it up and head way off-road to reach the most remote campsites, or win the toughest race.

  • Defender


    Starting at $27,559

    Starting at $27,559

    Transportation and preparation not included.

    If you're looking for a buggy that's reliable. A SxS that you can count on day-in-day-out. The Defender is the smartest investment you'll ever make. Whether it's on your farm, worksite, or hunting trip, know the Defender consistently delivers exceptional performance, ensuring every job is done right.

  • Commander


    Starting at $37,159

    Starting at $37,159

    Transportation and preparation not included.

    DO IT ALL. You want to play. You want to work. You want everything in between. You need a legend on wheels. There's only one machine engineered to make it happen. Honed over refinement and redesign, it's a true original, as versatile as you are.