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XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid
General topicsStarting and switching off the carAlcohol lockGearboxBrakesFoot brakeParking brakeDrive systemDrive modesRecommendations for drivingTowbar and trailerFuelRefuellingEmission controlElectric operation and chargingCharging the hybrid batteryHomeLinkCompassTowing and recovery
Kick-down can be used when maximum acceleration is needed such as for overtaking.
Launch can be used when maximum acceleration is required from stationary. The function is available in the following drive modes: Hybrid, Constant AWD, Power and Individual.
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.
Gears are selected automatically so that you can drive as energy-efficiently as possible. The gearbox also has a manual gearshift mode.
Changing gear with automatic gearbox
Change gear position by pressing the spring-loaded gear selector forwards or backwards, or sideways for manual shifting.
Frequently asked questions about changing gear in electric operation
Questions that may arise about changing gear in electric operation.
Symbols and messages for automatic gearbox
If a fault should occur in the gearbox, a symbol and a message are shown in the driver display.
Gear selector inhibitor
The gear selector inhibitor prevents accidental changing between different gear positions in an automatic gearbox.
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.