Automatic transmission INVECS-III Sports Mode 6CVT (Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System III)Automatic transmission INVECS-III Sports Mode 6CVT (Intelligent & Innovative 
Vehicle Electronic Control System III)  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Lancer Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Lancer

The INVECS-III uses optimization and adaptation functions to optimally match the gear ratio to driving and road conditions.

The CVT is capable of changing the gear ratio automatically and steplessly to suit driving conditions in all phases of vehicle operation. It therefore realizes smooth, shock-free operation and excellent fuel efficiency.

► Automatic downshifts may not take place while the CVT fluid is still cool Caution

► Automatic downshifts may not take place while the CVT fluid is still cool immediately after you start driving. To cause a downshift, depress the brake pedal, manually shift down when necessary.
Always strive to drive safely in accordance with road conditions.

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