Automatic transmission

Selector lever positions
Selector lever positions

Park P
Reverse R
Neutral N
Drive D
Sport mode and manual shifting S

WARNING:
Apply the brakes before moving the selector lever and keep them applied until you are ready to move off.

Note: A cold engine has a higher idle speed. This will increase the tendency for your vehicle to creep when you have selected a drive gear.

Press the button on the selector lever to select reverse and park.

The selector lever position will be shown in the information display.

Park

WARNINGS:
Select park only when your vehicle is stationary.

Apply the parking brake and select park before leaving your vehicle. Make sure that the selector lever is latched in position.

Note: An audible warning will sound if you open the driver's door and you have not selected park.

In this position, power is not transmitted to the drive wheels and the transmission is locked. You can start the engine with the selector lever in this position.

Reverse

WARNING:
Select reverse only when your vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle speed.

Neutral

In this position, power is not transmitted to the drive wheels but the transmission is not locked. You can start the engine with the selector lever in this position.

Drive

Select drive to shift automatically through the forward gears.

Sport mode and manual shifting
Sport mode and manual shifting

Note: A shift will occur only when the vehicle speed and the engine speed are appropriate.

Note: When you select position S, a gear change may occur depending on the accelerator pedal position in relation to actual vehicle speed.

Activate sport mode by moving the selector lever to position S. Sport mode will remain active until you shift manually up or down the gears.

Select manual shifting to shift manually through the forward gears. Push the selector lever forwards to shift down and pull it backwards to shift up.

Drive modes

The transmission will select the appropriate gear for optimum performance based on ambient temperature, road gradient, vehicle load and driver input.

Hints on driving with an automatic transmission

Moving off

1. Release the parking brake.

2. Release the brake pedal and press the accelerator pedal.

Stopping

1. Release the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal.

2. Apply the parking brake.

Kickdown

Press the accelerator pedal fully with the selector lever in the drive position to select the next lowest gear for optimum performance. Release the accelerator pedal when you no longer require kickdown.

Emergency park position release lever

Use the lever to move the selector lever from the park position in the event of an electrical malfunction or if your vehicle has a flat battery.

1. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver into


1. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot.

2. Turn the screwdriver through 90 degrees.

3. Push downwards on the screwdriver to detach the gaiter frame from the trim panel.

4. Push downwards on the gaiter frame to release the lever and move the selector lever from the park position.

5. Pull upwards on the gaiter until the gaiter frame engages in the trim panel.

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