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Changing the shift mode

Automatic to Manual shift mode automatically

You can shift up/down with paddle shifter at Manual gate.


  • Push the shift lever from D (Drive) position into the manual gate.

Operating condition(s)

  • The lever position should be in D (Drive) position

  • Paddle shifter doesn’t work at low vehicle speed.

Manual to automatic shift mode


  • Pull the right side (+) of paddle shifter once more than 1 second.

  • Depress the accelerator pedal slightly more than 6 seconds on driving.

  • Vehicle stop.

Operating condition(s)

  • When the accelerator pedal is gently depressed for more than 6 seconds whilst driving.

  • For Manual Transmission and Automatic Transmission

    • When the vehicle speed decreases below 7 km/h (4 mph).

  • For DCT

    • When the vehicle speed decreases below 2 km/h (1 mph)


If you pull the left and right side of the paddle shifters at the same time, you cannot shift the gear.