XC90 Twin Engine
Gear positions for automatic gearbox
With an automatic gearbox, the system chooses the gear so that driving is optimal. The gearbox also has a manual gearshift mode.
Gear shift indicator*
The gear shift indicator in the driver display shows the current gear during manual gearshifting and when it is appropriate to engage the next gear for optimum fuel economy.
The gearbox is part of the car's powertrain (power transmission) between engine and drive wheels. The function of the gearbox is to change the gear ratio depending on speed and power requirements.
Gear selector inhibitor
The gear selector inhibitor prevents accidental changing between different gear positions in an automatic gearbox.
All-wheel drive, AWD (All Wheel Drive), means that the car is driving all four wheels at the same time, which improves traction.
Kick-down is used when maximum acceleration is needed, such as for overtaking.
Changing gear with steering wheel paddles*
The steering wheel paddles are a complement to the gear selector and make it possible to change gear manually without releasing hands from the steering wheel.