Hold and Charge are available in all drive modes. The functions are cancelled if Pure drive mode is activated.
Activating Hold and Charge
The functions are activated in the centre display's function view.
Battery level sustained for later use.
The function maintains the charge in the hybrid battery for electric drive and saves available electricity for later use e.g. for driving in an urban environment.
The car works as for normal hybrid operation with discharged battery where, in addition to re-using brake-generated energy, for example, the car starts the internal combustion engine more often in order to maintain the charge in the battery.
The battery level can be affected when using Hold if, for example, the vehicle is heavily loaded, has equipment connected to the towbar or drives up a long hill.
Engine charges hybrid battery.
The function charges the hybrid battery with assistance from the internal combustion engine for using increased electric operation at a later time.
Symbols in the driver display
The symbol is shown in the hybrid battery gauge when Hold is activated.
The symbol is shown in the hybrid battery gauge when Charge is activated.