Manual gearbox

Updated 1/21/2020

Manual gearbox

With a manual gearbox, the driver selects a suitable gear manually, according to speed and power requirements at the time.

Changing gear

P5-1717--XC60-Manual gearshifter

Overview of gear lever and shift patterns.

Neutral position (N)

The manual gearbox has six gears; the shifting pattern is shown on the gear lever.

  • Depress the clutch pedal fully during each gear change.
  • Take your foot off the clutch pedal between gear changes.

Reverse gear inhibitor

The reverse gear inhibitor hinders the possibility of mistakenly attempting to engage reverse gear during normal forward travel.

  • Follow the shifting pattern on the gear lever and start from neutral position before moving it to the R position.
  • Engage reverse gear only when the car is stationary.

During parking


Always apply the parking brake when parking on a slope - leaving the car in gear is not sufficient to hold the car in all situations.

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