Kia Stinger: Driving your vehicle / Drive mode integrated control system

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2020 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Drive mode integrated control system

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

The mode changes whenever the DRIVE MODE button is turned.

If it is in ECO mode, ECO mode will be set when the engine is restarted. (However, if it is in SMART/COMFORT/ SPORT/CUSTOM mode, the drivie mode will be set to COMFORT mode when the engine is restarted.)

SMART mode

SMART mode selects the proper drive mode among ECO, COMFORT and SPORT by judging the driver's driving habits (i.e. mild or dynamic) from the brake pedal depression or the steering wheel operation.

• Rotate the DRIVE MODE dial knob to activate SMART mode. When SMART mode is activated, the indicator illuminates on the instrument cluster. • The indicator illuminates in blue, when the driver's driving is categorized to be mild. It illuminates in white, when the driver's driving is categorized to be normal. It illuminates in red, when the driver's driving is categorized to be dynamic during abrupt braking or sharp curves. • The vehicle starts in COMFORT mode, if the engine was turned OFF in SMART mode. • SMART mode automatically controls the vehicle’s characteristics, such as gear shifting patterns, engine torque, ride quality (if equipped with the electronic suspension system), and power distribution (if equipped with the All- Wheel Drive (AWD) system), in accordance with the driver's driving habits.

mode, if the engine was turned OFF in SMART mode. • SMART mode automatically controls the vehicle’s characteristics, such as gear shifting patterns, engine torque, ride quality (if equipped with the electronic suspension system), and power distribution (if equipped with the All- Wheel Drive (AWD) system), in accordance with the driver's driving habits.

✽ NOTICE

Various driving situations, which you may encounter in SMART mode

Limitation of SMART mode

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

SPORT mode

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

✽ NOTICE

In SPORT mode, the fuel efficiency may decrease.

CUSTOM mode

CUSTOM mode enables driver to build their own customized mode. Driver can choose between different Engine/Transmission, Steering, Suspension, AWD, and Active Engine Sound settings.

ECO mode

When the Drive Mode is set to ECO mode, the engine and transmission control logic are changed to maximize fuel efficiency.

✽ NOTICE

Fuel efficiency depends on the driver's driving habits and road condition.

When ECO mode is activated:

The above situations are normal conditions when ECO mode is activated to improve fuel efficiency.

Limitation of ECO mode operation:

If the following conditions occur while ECO mode is operating, the system operation is limited even though there is no change in the ECO indicator.

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