Select a shift position appropriate for the driving conditions.
While the ENGINE START STOP switch is in IGNITION ON mode, depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever.
|P||Parking the vehicle or starting the engine|
|N||Condition in which the power is not transmitted|
|S||S mode driving*2|
*1: Shifting to the D position allows the system to select a gear suitable for the driving conditions. Setting the shift lever to the D position is recommended for normal driving.
*2: Selecting shift ranges using S mode restricts the upper limit of the possible gear ranges, controls engine braking forces, and prevents unnecessary upshifting.
The following patterns can be selected to suit current driving and operating conditions.
For powerful acceleration and driving in mountainous regions.
For normal driving.
For starting on slippery road surfaces, such as on snow.
Press 2nd to return to normal mode.
Changing shift ranges in S mode
Shift the shift lever to the S position and operate the shift lever.
The initial shift range in S mode is automatically set to 5 or 4 according to the vehicles speed. However, the initial shift range may be set to 3 or 2 if the AI-SHIFT has operated while the shift lever was in the D position.
To help ensure safety and driving performance, downshifting operation may sometimes be restricted. In some circumstances, downshifting may not be possible even when the shift lever is operated. (The warning buzzer will sound twice.)
Even when performing the following actions with the intent of enabling engine braking, engine braking will not activate because cruise control or radar cruise control will not be canceled.
Second start mode is automatically deactivated if the engine is turned off after driving in second start mode.
This may indicate a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
(In this situation, the vehicle will operate as if the shift lever is in D.)
The AI-SHIFT automatically shifts the gear to the suitable position according to the driver performance and driving conditions.
The AI-SHIFT automatically operates when the shift lever is in the D position.
(Shifting the shift lever to the S position cancels the function.)