Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Manual shift
Starting and driving / Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) / Manual shift

Using the gearshift lever (A) or the shift paddles (B), shifting can be performed manually.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Shifting can be performed even while the accelerator pedal is depressed.

Shifting can be performed even while the accelerator pedal is depressed.

This allows the driver to enjoy sporty driving, such as quick cornering, by nimbly downshifting to reduce vehicle speed just before entering a curve.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Caution Caution

► When manually shifting while the vehicle is being driven, select the correct shift position to control the engine speed so that the tachometer indicator does not enter the red zone.
► Sudden engine braking and rapid acceleration can cause the vehicle to skid. Shift down according to road conditions and vehicle speed.
► If both the left and right shift paddles are operated at the same time, the transmission may not change gears.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. ► Only the forward gears 1 to 6 can be selected. Note

► Only the forward gears 1 to 6 can be selected.
To reverse or park, place the gearshift lever in the “R” (REVERSE) or “P” (PARK) position.
► During manual shifting, downshifting will be performed automatically when the vehicle slows down and the transmission will downshift to 1st gear before the vehicle stops.
► If the gearshift lever or shift paddles are operated repeatedly, the transmission will also shift repeatedly.
► In order to ensure driving performance, upshifting may not occur depending on the vehicle speed even if the gearshift lever or shift paddles are operated. In addition, in order to prevent excessive engine speed, the buzzer sounds and downshifting may not occur depending on the vehicle speed even if the gearshift lever or shift paddles are operated.
► When driving in an aggressive manner involving high engine rpm, sudden acceleration and/or deceleration, the Twin Clutch SST could take longer to shift due to higher oil temperatures.

Shifting using the gearshift lever

Selecting manual shifting

While the vehicle is stopped or being driven, move the gearshift lever from the “D” (DRIVE) position in the main shift gate towards the driver’s seat to select manual shifting.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Shifting up and shifting down

Shifting up and shifting down

Each time the gearshift lever is pulled rearward, the transmission shifts up 1 gear.

In addition, each time the gearshift lever is pushed forward, the transmission shifts down 1 gear.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. ► After manual shifting is selected using the gearshift lever, shifting up and Note

► After manual shifting is selected using the gearshift lever, shifting up and down can also be performed using the shift paddles.

Returning to “D” range operation

Move the gearshift lever towards the front passenger’s seat to return to “D” range operation.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. ► When the gearshift lever is moved to the “D” (DRIVE) position from the manual Note

► When the gearshift lever is moved to the “D” (DRIVE) position from the manual shift gate, it may automatically select a gear different from the gear selected during manual shifting depending on vehicle speed or driving conditions.

Shifting using the shift paddles

Selecting manual shifting

While the vehicle is stopped or being driven with the gearshift lever in the “D” (DRIVE) position, manual shifting can be selected by pulling one of the shift paddles towards you.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Shifting up

Shifting up

Each time the + (SHIFT UP) shift paddle is pulled, the transmission shifts up 1 gear.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Shifting down

Shifting down

Each time the - (SHIFT DOWN) shift paddle is pulled, the transmission shifts down 1 gear.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. ► After manual shifting is selected using the shift paddles, shifting up and Note

► After manual shifting is selected using the shift paddles, shifting up and down can also be performed using the gearshift lever.

Returning to “D” range operation

When the gearshift lever is in the “D” (DRIVE) position, pull the + (SHIFT UP) shift paddle towards you for 2 seconds or more to return to “D” range operation.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. ► If manual shifting is selected using the shift paddles when the gearshift lever Note

► If manual shifting is selected using the shift paddles when the gearshift lever is in the “D” (DRIVE) position, the transmission will automatically return to “D” range operation before the vehicle stops.
► When the transmission returns to “D” range operation from manual shifting, it may automatically shift up or down from the gear selected using manual shifting depending on the vehicle speed or driving conditions.
► If manual shifting is selected using the shift paddles, “D” range operation will again be selected by moving the gearshift lever from the “D” (DRIVE) position towards the driver’s seat, then return it towards the front passenger’s seat.

Manual shift display

In manual shift, the currently selected gear is displayed on the multi-information display.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Manual shift. Warning display


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