We’re pleased to say that we’ve launched the very first full diesel hybrid drivetrain – and what a drive it gives you. Who says respect for the environment has to mean lack of performance?
HYbrid4 technology combines a diesel engine with an electric motor, second generation e-HDi micro-hybrid technology (Stop & Start system) and a manual sequential driven gearbox. Complicated as that may sound, it’s really easy to use. A selection dial on the console of our hybrid cars means you can select one of four driving modes:
- Auto – the car automatically sets itself to the appropriate driving mode
- ZEV – or Zero Emissions Vehicle mode, for 100% electric driving - ideal for city journeys
- 4WD – or Four Wheel Drive mode is for extreme weather conditions when you need extra grip on the roads - both the diesel engine and electric motor work together in this mode
- Sport – this mode also sets the engine and motor to work together and gives you increased performance