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V40 Cross Country
Starting the engine
The engine is started and switched off using the remote control key and the START/STOP ENGINE button.
There are two main types of gearbox - Manual and Automatic.
Eco guide & Power guide*
Eco guide and Power guide are two combined instrument panel instruments which help the driver to drive the car with optimum driving economy. The car also stores statistics of journeys made, which can be viewed in the form of a block diagram; see Trip computer - trip statistics.
If the starter battery is discharged then the car can be started with current from another battery.
Hill start assist (HSA)*
The foot brake can be released before setting off or reversing uphill - the HSA (Hill Start Assist) function means that the car does not roll backwards.
Gear selector inhibitor
There are two different types of gear selector inhibitor - mechanical and automatic.
All Wheel Drive (AWD)*
All Wheel Drive (AWD – All Wheel Drive) means that the car is driven by all four wheels. All-wheel drive is always engaged.
The function of the Alcolock* is to prevent the car from being driven by individuals under the influence of alcohol. Before the engine can be started the driver must take a breath test that verifies that he/she is not under the influence of alcohol. Alcolock calibration takes place in accordance with each market's limit value in force for driving legally.
The steering lock makes steering difficult if the car is e.g. taken unlawfully.
Switching off the engine
The engine is switched off using the START/STOP ENGINE button.
The cruise control (CC – Cruise Control) helps the driver maintain an even speed, resulting in more relaxing driving on motorways and long, straight roads with regular traffic flows.