Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by gently pushing the selector lever from the “D” (DRIVE) position into the manual gate (A). To return to “D” range operation, gently push the selector lever back into the main gate (B).
In sports mode, gear ratio shifts can be made rapidly simply by moving the selector lever backward and forward. For vehicles equipped with shift paddles, shift paddles at the steering wheel can also be used to shift the gear ratio. In contrast to a manual transmission, the sports mode allows gear ratio shifts with the accelerator pedal depressed.
► If your vehicle is equipped with shift paddles, you can shift into sports mode
with shift paddles when the selector lever is in the main gate as well. Also, you
can return to the “D” range operation in any of following ways.
When returning to “D” range operation, the selector lever position display will change to “D” (DRIVE) position.
• Pull the “+ (SHIFT UP)” side shift paddle forward (towards the driver) for over 2 seconds.
• Stop the vehicle.
• Push the selector lever from the “D”
(DRIVE) position into the manual gate (A) and push the selector lever back into the main gate (B).
+ (SHIFT UP)
The transmission shifts up once by each operation.
- (SHIFT DOWN)
The transmission shifts down once by each operation.
► Upward shifts do not take place automatically in sports mode. The driver
must execute upward shifts in accordance with prevailing road conditions, taking
care to keep the engine speed below the red zone.
► Repeated continuous operation of the selector lever or the shift paddles will continuously switch shift position.
► For vehicles equipped with shift paddles, do not use the left- and right-hand shift paddles at the same time. Doing so could cause a shift of gear ratio that you do not expect.
► In sports mode, only the 6 forward gear ratios can be selected. To reverse
or park the vehicle, move the selector lever to the “R” (REVERSE) or “P” (PARK)
position as required.
► To maintain good running performance, the transmission may refuse to perform an upshift when the selector lever is moved to the “+ (SHIFT UP)” position at certain vehicle speeds. Also, to prevent over-revving of the engine, the transmission may refuse to perform a downshift when the lever is moved to the “- (SHIFT DOWN)” position at certain vehicle speeds. When this happens, a buzzer sounds to indicate that a downshift is not going to take place.
► In sports mode, downward shifts are made automatically when the vehicle slows down.
When the vehicle stops, 1st position is automatically selected.
Sports mode display
In sports mode, the currently selected position is displayed on the multi-information display.