Before driving off-road it is absolutely essential that in-experienced drivers become fully familiar with the vehicle's controls. In particular, Sport mode and Hill Descent Control (HDC).|
Hill descent control (HDC) operates in conjunction with stability control (ESC) to provide greater control when off-road, particularly when descending steep slopes. HDC operation is fully automatic when engaged.
Engine braking controls the speed of the descent during an off-road hill descent. If engine braking alone is insufficient to control the vehicle's speed, HDC will slow the vehicle using the braking system.
Use HDC only in first or reverse gear in manual transmission vehicles.
Use HDC only in drive (D), reverse (R) or sport (S) mode in automatic transmission vehicles. When in drvie (D), the vehicle will select the most appropriate gear.