6-speed electronic gearbox
The 6-speed electronic gearbox offers a choice of two driving modes:
An automated mode with the gear lever in position A.
Note: if you are in automatic mode, an instant manual mode activates whenever you action one of the controls at the steering wheel.
A manual mode with two methods of operation:
- the gear lever in position M,
- the paddle controls behind the steering wheel.
For each of these two modes, a Sport option (corresponding to a more dynamic style of driving) is also available.
Display in the instrument panel
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Gears in manual mode
A1, A2, A3,
A4, A5, A6. Gears in automatic mode.
S. Sport (Sport driving style)
If the vehicle is moving, do not select this position, even momentarily.
Only engage reverse gear when the vehicle is stationary. If the vehicle is moving at a very low speed, if reverse gear is requested (position R) this will be taken into account only when the vehicle comes to a halt. The "foot on brake" warning lamp may flash in the instrument panel to remind you to brake. If the vehicle is moving at a high speed, if reverse gear is requested the warning lamp "N" will flash and your vehicle will go automatically into neutral. To re-engage a gear, you have only to return the gear lever to position A or M. A sound signal indicates when reverse gear is engaged. If parking assistance is deactivated, the sound signal for reverse gear engaged is absent.
- Push the lever to change to a higher gear.
- Pull the lever to change to a lower gear.
The engine can only be started if the brake pedal is pressed and the gear lever is in position N. The warning lamp "foot on brake" flashes on the display. With the engine running, before accelerating away check the position engaged by looking at the lever grille or the rev counter : R, A or M. If you are stationary with the engine running, take care to leave your gear selector in position N.
Press on button S, situated on the lever grille. The warning lamp "S" displays on the rev counter. This option can be activated either in automatic mode or in manual mode.
Press again again on button S on the lever grille. The warning lamp "S" disappears on the rev counter.
Note: the Sport option is deactivated whenever you switch off the ignition.
Starting the vehicle
- To start the engine, the gear lever has to be in position N.
- Fully depress the brake pedal.
- Action the starter.
- With the engine running, depending on your preference place the lever on R, A or M.
- Check the position engaged on the rev counter.
- Release the handbrake.
- Release the brake pedal and accelerate.
If the lever is not in position N, the warning lamp "N" flashes on the rev counter. If the brake pedal is not pressed down, the warning lamp "Foot on brake" flashes in the instrument panel. In both cases, the engine does not start; recommence the above procedure.
Note: If the vehicle has been stationary for a long time, or if you have pressed the brake pedal a number of times while stationary, it will be necessary to press the brake pedal hard down in order to authorise the engine to start.
Do not hold the vehicle stationary using only the accelerator. If you are stopped on an incline, use the handbrake to hold the vehicle.
Stopping the engine
Before switching the engine off, you can choose:
- to leave the vehicle in neutral; for that, place the lever in position N,
- to leave the vehicle with a gear engaged (R, A or M); for that, place the lever in the position chosen. In this case, the vehicle cannot be moved.
In all cases, it is essential to apply the handbrake.
Before undertaking any operation in the engine compartment, make absolutely sure that the gearbox is in neutral and that the handbrake is on.
To obtain optimum acceleration (for example to overtake another vehicle), you have only to press the pedal hard down to go beyond the end-of-travel switch.
Place the selection lever in position A. "A" appears in the speedometer to confirm the selection made. The gearbox then operates in autoactive mode, without intervention on your part. It constantly selects the gear best adapted to the following parameters:
- Style of driving.
- Road profile.
Instant manual mode
Even in automatic mode, if you touch the controls under the steering wheel "+" or "-" you immediately change gear. The "A" warning lamp remains displayed on the rev counter. In the absence of any further action, automatic mode reactivates to cope with the prevailing driving conditions.
Cancellation of automatic mode
Move the gear lever from position A to select a different position. The "A" warning lamp disappears on the rev counter.
Position the gear lever in position M, then:
- push the lever to engage a higher gear,
- pull the lever to change down.
Manual mode with controls behind the steering wheel
Place the gear lever in position M, and then the controls at the steering wheel will give you access to the six gears in forward drive. To change gear:
- Press behind the control "+" at the steering wheel to engage a higher gear.
- Press behind the control "-" at the steering wheel to change down.
Note: These controls at the steering do not permit you to select neutral or reverse gear.
When the vehicle is braking or reducing speed, the gearbox changes down automatically to a suitable gear. In manual mode, it is not necessary to release the accelerator during changes of gear. Changes of gear are accepted only if consistent with engine speed.
Under heavy acceleration, a higher gear will only be engaged when the driver actions the gear lever or the controls at the steering wheel.
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