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Adaptive Shift Control (ASC): The Adaptive Shift Control automatically operates when the transmission is in the “D” (Drive) position and selects an appropriate gear depending on the road conditions such as uphill or downhill. Control on uphill and curving roads: A low gear is maintained that suits the degree of the slope to allow smooth driving with a small number of shifts. Control on downhill roads: The Adaptive Shift Control shifts to a low gear that suits the degree of the slope when the accelerator pedal is depressed, and uses the engine braking to help driving in the downhill.
Control on winding roads: A low gear is maintained on continuous curves that involve repeated acceleration and deceleration, so that smooth acceleration is available instantly when the accelerator pedal is depressed.