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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

WARNING

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is stationary. Select Park (P). Apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB). Switch the engine off. The vehicle can move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected, which may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

Never select P while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select Reverse (R) while the vehicle is moving forward. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Never select a forward gear while the vehicle is moving backward. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Do not press the accelerator pedal when making a gear selection. Doing so can result in serious transmission damage.

CAUTION

Do not allow the vehicle to remain stationary for a prolonged period, with a drive gear selected and the engine running. In this event, always select P or Neutral (N) and apply the EPB. The vehicle may move unexpectedly with any other gear position selected, which may result in damage to the vehicle.

The selection status of the gear selector and the steering wheel's gearshift paddles, is displayed in the message center.

When the engine starts, the gear selector elevates from its lowered, stored position and the transmission remains engaged in P.

  1. To select Drive (D), N, R or P, press the brake pedal and then rotate the gear selector to the required position. The relevant indicator lamp, by the gear selector, illuminates to confirm selection.

    When in D, gear changing is fully automatic. The gear change shift points are determined by the accelerator pedal position and the vehicle's current speed.

    To achieve rapid acceleration (kickdown) while in D, quickly press the accelerator pedal to its full travel. When the accelerator pedal is relaxed, normal automatic gear changing resumes.

    NOTES

    If pressure is applied to the gear selector before the brake pedal is pressed, the selected gear may not be available. In this situation, remove pressure from the gear selector, make sure that the brake pedal is pressed and then select the required gear again.

  2. To select Sport (S) mode from D, press the gear selector down and rotate to S. The relevant indicator lamp, by the gear selector, illuminates to confirm selection.

    NOTES

    Before selecting D, R, N or P, make sure that the vehicle is stationary and the brakes are applied.

    The transmission remains in the lower gears for longer, improving mid-range performance .To deselect S mode, rotate the gear selector back to D.

  3. Steering wheel gearshift paddles: Allows manual gear selection, while the selector is in either the D or S positions. Lightly pull the left-side gearshift paddle for down-shifts or lightly pull the right-side gearshift paddle for up-shifts.

    NOTES

    The gearshift paddles can be configured to be active in both D and S, or active in S only. Use the Vehicle settings instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

    The gearshift paddles can be effective when rapid acceleration and engine braking are required. A gearshift indicator warning lamp illuminates briefly at the recommended up-shift gear change point. See GEARSHIFT (GREEN). With D selected, each manual gear change via the steering wheel gearshift paddles, is temporary. The manual gear change is held while the vehicle is accelerating, decelerating, cornering and continued use of the steering wheel gearshift paddles.

    NOTES

    If continued use of the steering wheel gearshift paddles is required, select S.

  4. To manually change gear, briefly pull the relevant steering wheel gearshift paddle. To exit manual gear selection mode, pull and hold the right-side gearshift paddle for approximately one second. The automatic transmission returns to operation in D or S, dependent on the current position of the gear selector. Alternatively, rotate the gear selector from S to D. This returns to automatic transmission operation in D.

If the gear selector is obstructed, remove the obstruction and then start the engine. The gear selector should elevate.

If the gear selector fails to elevate and there is no obstruction, a system fault is indicated. The gear selector can still be used in the lowered position. In this event, P is not automatically selected when the engine is switched off. P must be selected manually. Consult a retailer/authorized repairer at the earliest opportunity.