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What is Hill Start Assist?

“Hill Start Assist is a feature that automatically activates to stop your car from rolling back when you press and release the brakes on a hill by holding the brake pressure.”

When you take your foot off the brake pedal, the Hill Start Assist feature automatically retains the pressure in the braking system for a short while to make sure your car does not roll back unwillingly. Then, as you step on the accelerator, the brakes will release. This feature protects the driver when driving on both uphill and downhill roads. However, Hill Start Assist will not activate if the vehicle senses an uphill and the gear is in 'reverse' or downhill while the gear is in 'drive.'