Driving

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Electric parking brake

Automatic operation

Automatic operation

The electronic parking brake releases automatically and progressively when you press the accelerator. With the vehicle stationary, the parking brake is automatically applied when the engine is switched off.

Before leaving the vehicle, check that warning lamp A (!) (red) on the instrument

Before leaving the vehicle, check that warning lamp A (!) (red) on the instrument panel is permanently lit and that warning lamp P (red) on control B is lit.

Never leave a child alone inside the vehicle with the ignition on, as they could release the parking brake.

Manual operation

Manual operation

The MANUAL application/release of the parking brake is possible permanently by pulling/pushing control B.

Before leaving the vehicle, check that warning lamp A (!) (red) on the instrument

Before leaving the vehicle, check that warning lamp A (!) (red) on the instrument panel is permanently lit and that warning lamp P (red) on control B is lit.

With the engine running, if you leave the vehicle, manually apply the parking brake.

Hill start assist

To aid starting on a gradient, your vehicle is equipped with a system which keeps

To aid starting on a gradient, your vehicle is equipped with a system which keeps it immobilised for a short time (about 2 seconds), the approximate time it takes to move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.

This function is only active when:

The vehicle is completely stationary, with your foot on the brake pedal.

In particular conditions on a slope.

With the driver's door closed.

Do not leave the vehicle while it is being held in the temporary immobilisation hill start assist phase.

Speed limiter

This system allows you to choose a maximum speed that you do not wish to exceed.

This system allows you to choose a maximum speed that you do not wish to exceed.

of speed limiter mode. Selection of LIMIT: Activation of speed limiter mode.

speed. SET +: Increase of the maximum speed.

speed. SET -: Reduction of the maximum speed.

Deactivation. Suspension or resumption of mode.

The chosen speed is memorised. Deactivation.

The chosen speed is memorised.

Note: The chosen speed must be higher than 30 km/h (20 mph).

Cruise control

This system allows you to maintain a constant vehicle speed programmed by the

This system allows you to maintain a constant vehicle speed programmed by the driver.

Activation of cruise control mode. Selection of CRUIS E:

Activation of cruise control mode.

SET: Memorisation of the speed (system paused) SET: Memorisation of the speed (system paused)

speed (system ON). SET +: Increase of the memorised speed (system ON).

speed (system ON). SET -: Reduction of the memorised speed (system ON).

Deactivation. Suspension or resumption of mode.

Instrument panel display Deactivation.

Instrument panel display

The speed limiter or cruise control mode is displayed on the instrument panel

The speed limiter or cruise control mode is displayed on the instrument panel when selected.

Cruise control Speed limiter

Cruise control is active on the higher gears of the gearbox. The chosen speed Cruise control

Cruise control is active on the higher gears of the gearbox. The chosen speed must be higher than 40 km/h (25 mph).

Direction indicators - Motorway function

Move the stalk briefly upwards or downwards, without going beyond the resistance

Move the stalk briefly upwards or downwards, without going beyond the resistance point; the direction indicators will flash 3 times.

Automatic gearbox

Positions

Positions

P: Parking.
R: Reverse gear.
N: Neutral.
D: Automatic mode.
M: Sequential mode.

The automatic gearbox offers you:

Operation in auto-active mode, with automatic adaptation to your style of driving as well as to the road profile (Position D).

Operation in sequential mode, with manual gear changing (Position M).

Operation in automatic SPORT mode (Position D) and press button A.

Operation in automatic SNOW mode (Position D) and press button B.

For safety:
The gear lever can only be disengaged from position P if you are pressing the brake pedal.
When a door is opened, an audible signal sounds if the gear selector is not in position P.
Before leaving the vehicle, make absolutely certain that position P is selected.

Parking space sensor

You can select the Parking Space Sensor by pressing button A, which flashes

You can select the Parking Space Sensor by pressing button A, which flashes when next to the space to be measured, with a speed lower than 20 km/h (12 mph) and at a distance of less than 1.5 m from the space.

The fixed lighting of the warning lamp indicates that this function is selected.

Parking assistance (visual and sound)

You can activate/deactivate the parking assistance by pressing button B. When

You can activate/deactivate the parking assistance by pressing button B. When the parking assistance is inactive, the warning lamp on button B is lit up.

Lane Departure Warning System

This device is designed for use on motorways and dual carriageways, and operates

This device is designed for use on motorways and dual carriageways, and operates only at speeds above 80 km/h (50 mph).

A press on button C activates the function, the warning lamp on the button lights up.

Note: The system does not alert you if one of your direction indicators is operating and for approx. 20 seconds after the direction indicator has stopped.

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