Instruments and controls

Drive modes*

Updated 7/23/2018

Selection of drive mode affects the car's driving characteristics in order to enhance the driving experience and facilitate driving in special situations.

Using the drive modes it is possible to quickly have access to the car's numerous functions and settings for different driving needs. The following systems are adapted to obtain the best possible driving characteristics in each respective drive mode:

  • Steering
  • Engine/gearbox/all-wheel drive
  • Brakes
  • Air suspension and shock absorption
  • Driver display
  • Start/Stop function
  • Climate settings

Select the drive mode that best suits the current driving conditions. Remember that not all drive modes can be selected in all situations.

Selecting drive mode

Press the drive mode control DRIVE MODE.

A pop-up menu is opened in the centre display.

Roll the wheel upward or downward until the desired drive mode is highlighted.

Press the drive mode control or tap directly on the touch screen to confirm the selection.

The selected drive mode is indicated in the driver display.

A message is shown when a drive mode is unselectable, for example:

  • Cannot be selected because gear is in manual
  • Cannot be selected due to low battery
  • Cannot be selected due to low temperature
  • Cannot be selected due to limitations
  • Cannot be selected because speed is too high.

Selectable drive modes

COMFORT

This is the car's normal mode.

When the car starts, it is in the Comfort mode and the Start/Stop function is activated. These settings mean that the car feels comfortable, the steering is light, the shock absorption is soft and body's movement is smooth.

This drive mode is the certification mode for carbon dioxide emissions.

ECO

Adapt the car for more energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious driving with the Eco mode.

The drive mode means e.g. that the Start/Stop function is activated, the ground clearance is lower to reduce wind resistance and the output of certain climate settings is reduced.

The driver display has an Eco gauge that facilitates fuel-efficient driving.

More information on this drive mode is found in the section "Drive mode ECO".

OFF ROAD

Maximise the car's traction when driving in difficult terrain and on poor roads.

The drive mode provides high ground clearance, steering is light, all-wheel drive and the function for low speed control with hill descent control (Hill Descent Control) are activated. The Start/Stop function is deactivated.

The drive mode can only be activated at low speeds and the speedometer shows the range for speed limitation. If this speed is exceeded, Off Road mode is suspended and another drive mode is activated.

The driver display is supplemented with a compass and altimeter.

Note

The driving mode is not designed to be used on public roads.

Note

If the car is switched off in OFF ROAD mode, and therefore has high ground clearance, the car is lowered next time it is started.

Important

The OFF ROAD drive mode must not be used while driving with a trailer without trailer connector. Otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the air bellows.

DYNAMIC

Dynamic mode makes the car feel sportier for more active driving.

Steering response is faster, shock absorption is harder and a low ground clearance means that the body follows the roadway in order to reduce roll during cornering. The Start/Stop function is switched off.

INDIVIDUAL

Adapting a drive mode according to individual preferences.

Select a drive mode to start from, and then adjust the settings according to the desired driving characteristics.

An individual drive mode is only available if it is first activated in the centre display.

Settings viewThe figure is schematic, the layout may vary depending on car model or updated software. for individual drive mode.

Settings view

The figure is schematic, the layout may vary depending on car model or updated software.

for individual drive mode.

Press Settings in the top view.

Press My CarIndividual Drive Mode and select Individual Drive Mode.

Select a drive mode to start from: Eco, Comfort or Dynamic.

Possible adjustments apply to settings for

  • Driver Display
  • Steering force
  • Powertrain Characteristics
  • Brake Characteristics
  • Suspension Control.

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