Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Selector lever positions (Main gate)Starting and driving / Automatic transmission INVECS-III Sports Mode 6CVT (Intelligent & Innovative
Vehicle Electronic Control System III) / Selector lever positions (Main gate)
This position locks the transmission to prevent the vehicle from moving. The engine can be started in this position.
This position is to back up.
► Never shift into the “P” (PARK) or “R” (REVERSE) position while the vehicle is in motion to avoid transmission damage.
At this position the transmission is disengaged. It is the same as the neutral position on a M/T, and should only be used when the vehicle is stationary for an extended length of time during driving, such as in a traffic jam.
► Never move the selector lever to the “N” (NEUTRAL) position while driving.
A serious accident could occur since you could accidentally move the lever into
the “P” (PARK) or “R” (REVERSE) position or you will lose engine braking.
► On a gradient the engine should be started in the “P” (PARK) position, not in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position.
► Always keep your right foot on the brake pedal when shifting into or out of “N” (NEUTRAL), to minimize the risk of loss of control.
This position is for normal driving. The transmission automatically selects a suitable gear ratio for your speed and acceleration.
Engine braking is automatically applied when necessary, depending on road conditions.
► Never shift into the “D” (DRIVE) position from the “R” (REVERSE) position while the vehicle is in motion to avoid transmission damage.