What’s the Benefit?
This system gives drivers a Normal mode for relaxed street driving, an ECON mode to optimize their fuel efficiency and a Snow mode for enhanced performance when the going gets slippery.
Normal mode is the default setting, and drivers can use the toggle switch by the shift controls to engage ECON or Snow mode, depending upon the job at hand; a display in the instrument panel indicates the mode engaged.
The 3-mode drive system has an effect on several functions:
In Normal mode, all systems are calibrated to provide a pleasing balance of comfort, performance and efficiency.
When ECON mode is engaged, both the climate control system and the Drive-By-Wire throttle system take a more relaxed route to enhance fuel efficiency.
In Snow mode, the drive-by-wire throttle response is made smoother to help minimize wheel spin and enhance control.