‘Manual’ mode In Low range, with ‘Manual’ mode selected, the automatic transmission functions as a manual gearbox requiring the driver to move the selector lever manually to change gear (‘D’ = 4th gear). Manual mode will provide maximum vehicle control and engine braking - ideal for use in severe off-road conditions. Note that ‘kick-down’ is disabled and that automatic downshifts will only occur to prevent the engine from stalling.
NOTE: ‘Manual’ mode will be cancelled if the ignition is switching off or the transfer gearbox is used.
In High range press the mode switch to select ‘Sport’ mode (the ‘S’ information light on the instrument panel will illuminate).
In Low range press the mode switch to select ‘Manual’ mode (the ‘M’ information light will illuminate).
Press the switch a second time to return the gearbox to normal operation.
‘Sport’ mode With ‘Sport’ mode selected, the gearbox is more responsive to accelerator pedal movement - downshifts occur earlier and upshifts are delayed to make optimum use of the engine's power while accelerating. Select ‘Sport’ when increased acceleration is required, or when negotiating long inclines or twisting roads. Note that driving in ‘Sport’ mode may increase fuel consumption.
NOTE: If the ignition switch is turned off while ‘Sport’ mode is selected, the vehicle will stay in ‘Sport’ mode when the ignition is next switched on. Moving the transfer gearbox to Low range will de-select ‘Sport’ mode; it will stay de-selected after moving back to High range.