Typically, AMT gearboxes are known to be jerky and sluggish, unable to assist the car in moments of quick overtakes. However, people consider them since they are economical when compared to conventional automatic transmissions and offer better mileage when compared to manual transmissions. But, there is an AMT gearbox that can offer smooth shifts, is quick to overtake and costs less than an automatic transmission. AutoSHIFT is the denomination given by Mahindra for its AMT gearbox that we get to see with the XUV300. As mentioned above, the gearbox offers smooth shifts, thus complementing the high-torque engines that power this car. Now, apart from offering all these benefits, there are 10 more things that AutoSHIFT can do. Today’s article will look at 10 modes of the Mahindra XUV300 AutoSHIFT that you did not know about. Let’s go.
Like any other typical AMT gearbox, the shifts are done automatically. However, there is something that makes this gearbox better than others. As mentioned above, the shifts do not feel jerky, offering a seamless experience to the driver.
Advanced Creep Function
Mahindra XUV300 starts crawling as soon as the brake pedal is released. This is really beneficial when you are driving in city traffic and need to frequently manage the car’s speed. XUV300 even offers a crawl function when reversing. This is really crucial in moments of parking in tight spaces where your maximum focus should be on the surroundings rather than on accelerating and braking.
Automatic Creep Disable
This feature is crucial from the safety point of view. If somebody opens a door while the XUV300 is crawling, the vehicle would automatically disable the crawl function and come to a halt, preventing any unforeseen mishap.
Adaptive Pedal Response
With the help of this feature, the car can adapt to your driving habits & patterns and can deliver performance & mileage depending on that. For instance, a light-footed driver is driving it, the XUV300 would perform quicker shifts to offer maximum fuel efficiency. Contrary to this, if the computers register you as an enthusiast after analyzing your acceleration & driving patterns, the shifting time would be longer to offer you maximum pickup and performance.
The AMT transmission on the XUV300 is not just fun to drive but convenient to use as well. The gearbox comes with unique shift patterns, allowing the driver to shift gears with just light taps. This adds to the convenience and hassle-free experience.
Drive & Reverse Lock
Drive & Reverse Lock is a feature that is crucial to the safety of the car. Transmission breakdowns generally happen when cars moving in a particular direction are suddenly put in opposite direction gears. However, Mahindra XUV300 AutoSHIFT does not allow the driver to change from forward to reverse or vice-versa when the car is moving at speeds exceeding 5km/h. This is the reason why it is crucial for the health & safety of cars.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
ESP is a crucial safety feature that the XUV300 offers from the base variant itself. ESP comes into play during high-speed turning & sudden manoeuvring, moments when the car needs maximum stability and control, losing which can be fatal.
Hill Start Assist
AutoSHIFT also offers hill start assist, further enhancing the convenience for the driver. When the car comes to a halt, especially during hill climbs, getting it to move forward becomes difficult if the driver is a new learner or has not experienced a situation like this before. Mahindra XUV300 holds its position and automatically moves forward when brakes are released.
AMT gearboxes are notorious for not reacting quickly when overtaking or accelerating. However, this is not the case with AutoSHIFT. If the car registers sudden ‘kick down’ on the gas pedal, the car skips gears (if needed) to provide instant torque and acceleration, allowing you to gain speed quickly.
As mentioned above, AutoSHIFT offers ‘Tap-to-Shift’ capabilities. This is very helpful when driving the car in manual mode. Moreover, with the gearbox not being jerky, shifting becomes fun.
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