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The shift pattern is shown on the gearshift lever knob. Be sure to always fully depress the clutch pedal before attempting to shift the lever.

CAUTION

• Do not put the gearshift lever into the reverse position while the vehicle CAUTION

• Do not put the gearshift lever into the reverse position while the vehicle is moving forward. Doing so could damage the transmission.

• Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. Doing so could cause rapid wear to the clutch.

• If it is hard to shift into 1st, depress the clutch pedal again; the shift NOTE

• If it is hard to shift into 1st, depress the clutch pedal again; the shift will then be easier to make.

Moving the gearshift lever to the “R” (Reverse) position

• Do not move the gearshift lever to the “R” (Reverse) position while the CAUTION

• Do not move the gearshift lever to the “R” (Reverse) position while the vehicle is moving forward; doing so will damage the transmission.

Vehicles equipped with 5M/T

To shift into the “R” (Reverse) position from 5th gear, move the gearshift lever to the “N” (Neutral) position, and then move it to the “R” (Reverse) position.

Vehicles equipped with 6M/T

Pull up the pull-ring (A), then move the gearshift lever to the “R” (Reverse) position with the pullring still pulled.

CAUTION

• Do not pull up the pull-ring (A) when moving the gearshift lever to any CAUTION

• Do not pull up the pull-ring (A) when moving the gearshift lever to any position other than the “R” (Reverse) position. If you always pulled up the pull-ring (A) when moving the gearshift lever, you could unintentionally move the gearshift lever to the “R” (Reverse) position and cause an accident and/or a transmission fault.

The pull-ring will return to its original position when you return the gearshift lever to the “N” (Neutral) position.

• If the pull-ring will not return from the pulled-up position, we recommend CAUTION

• If the pull-ring will not return from the pulled-up position, we recommend you to have the vehicle inspected.

Changing gears while the vehicle is moving

Always take care to change the gear with the vehicle speed matched to the engine speed. Proper shifting will improve fuel economy and prolong engine life.

Avoid shifting down at high speed, as this may cause excessive engine speed (the tachometer needle into the red zone) and damage the engine.

• The gearshift indicator (if so equipped) shows recommended gearshift points NOTE

• The gearshift indicator (if so equipped) shows recommended gearshift points for fuelefficient driving. It shows a when an upshift is recommended.

Possible driving speed

Possible driving speed

Avoid shifting down at high speed, as this may cause excessive engine speed (the tachometer needle into the red zone) and damage the engine.

Petrol-powered vehicles

Use 5 th gear whenever vehicle speed allows, for maximum fuel economy.

Use 5 th gear whenever vehicle speed allows, for maximum fuel economy.

Diesel-powered vehicles

Use 6 th gear whenever vehicle speed allows, for maximum fuel economy.

Use 6 th gear whenever vehicle speed allows, for maximum fuel economy.

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