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Hyundai Elantra. Drive Mode Integrated Control System

The drive mode may be selected according to the driver's preference or road condition.

Information

If there is a problem with the instrument cluster, the drive mode will be in NORMAL mode and may not change to SPORT mode.

The mode changes, as below, whenever the DRIVE MODE button is pressed.

Hyundai Elantra. Drive Mode Integrated Control System

NORMAL mode

In NORMAL mode the engine and transmission control logic work together to provide regular daily driving performance with some fuel efficiency.

  • When NORMAL mode is selected, it is not displayed on the instrument cluster.

SPORT mode

Hyundai Elantra. Drive Mode Integrated Control System

SPORT mode manages the driving dynamics by automatically adjusting the steering effort, and the engine and transmission control logic for enhanced driver performance.

  • When SPORT mode is selected by pressing the DRIVE MODE button, the SPORT indicator will illuminate.
  • Whenever the engine is restarted, the Drive Mode will revert back to NORMAL mode. If SPORT mode is desired, re-select SPORT mode from the DRIVE MODE button.
  • When SPORT mode is activated:
    - The engine rpm will tend to remain raised over a certain length of time even after releasing the accelerator
    - Upshifts are delayed when accelerating

Information

In SPORT mode, the fuel efficiency may decrease.

SMART mode

Hyundai Elantra. Drive Mode Integrated Control System

SMART mode selects the proper driving mode between NORMAL and SPORT by judging the driver's driving habits (i.e. Economical or Aggressive) from the brake pedal depression or the steering wheel operation.

  • Press the DRIVE MODE button to select SMART mode. When SMART mode is activated, the indicator illuminates on the instrument cluster.
  • Vehicle's equipped with a supervision cluster the indicator illuminates in green, when the driver's driving is categorized to be economic. It illuminates in white, when the driver's driving is categorized to be normal. It illuminates in yellow, when the driver's driving is categorized to be sportive during abrupt braking or sharp curving.
  • Whenever the engine is restarted, the drive mode remains in SMART mode.
  • SMART mode automatically controls gear shifting patterns, engine torque, in accordance with the driver's driving habits.

Information

When you dynamically drive the vehicle in SMART mode by abruptly decelerating or sharply turning the driving mode changes to SPORT mode. However, it may adversely affect fuel economy.

Various driving situations, which you may encounter in SMART mode

  • The driving mode automatically changes to SMART SPORT, when you abruptly accelerate the vehicle or repetitively operate the steering wheel (Your driving is categorized to be sporty.). In this mode, your vehicle drives in a lower gear for abrupt accelerating/decelerating and increases the engine brake performance.
  • You may still sense the engine braking performance, even when you release the accelerator pedal in SMART SPORT mode. It is because your vehicle remains in lower gear over a certain period of time for next acceleration. Thus, it is a normal driving situation, not indicating any malfunction.
  • The driving mode automatically changes to SMART SPORT mode only in harsh driving situations. In most of the normal driving situations, the driving mode sets to be in SMART NORMAL mode.

Limitation of SMART mode

The SMART mode may be limited in following situations. (The OFF indicator illuminates in those situations.)

  • The driver manually moves the shift lever : It deactivates SMART mode. The vehicle drives, as the driver manually moves the shift lever.
  • The cruise control is activated : The cruise control system may deactivate the SMART mode when the vehicle is controlled by the set speed of the smart cruise control system. (SMART mode is not deactivated just by activating the cruise control system.)
  • The transmission oil temperature is either extremely low or extremely high : The SMART mode can be active in most of the normal driving situations. However, an extremely high/ low transmission oil temperature may temporarily deactivate the SMART mode, because the transmission condition is out of normal operation condition.
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