I've traded in my beloved GT86 to buy a C-HR Dynamic Metal Stream, pick it up first week in February. Very impressed on the test drive with the looks and drive of the C-HR, excited for delivery day now.
Hello from another ex GT86 owner. Picked up my C-HR today so it will be interesting to see how I get on. It was very hard to let the GT86 go but thought it was time for a change and the C-HR does look pretty special. (I've already found the "Sport" mode )
There is no button for Driving modes. To select the drive mode, perform operations on the multi-information display ==> "Settings" ==> "Drive Mode" ==> "Drive mode" "SPORT" mode will be canceled automatically when the power switch is turned off.
"NORMAL" mode and "ECO" mode will not be canceled automatically until another drive mode is selected, even if the power switch is turned off.
●"NORMAL" mode Provides an optimal balance of fuel economy, quietness, and dynamic performance. Suitable for city driving.
●"SPORT" mode Controls the hybrid system to provide quick, smooth and quick acceleration. This mode also changes the steering feel, making it suitable for when agile driving response is desired, such as when driving on roads with many curves. When sport mode is selected, the "SPORT" indicator will illuminate on the multi-information display.
●"ECO" mode Helps the driver accelerate in an eco-friendly manner and improve fuel economy through moderate throttle characteristics and by controlling the operation of the air conditioning system (heating/cooling). When Eco mode is selected, the "ECO MODE" indicator will illuminate on the multi-information display. While the air conditioning is being used, the system automatically switches to air conditioning eco mode, allowing for driving that leads to even better fuel economy.
I used to own a Prius which also had the 3 modes. I found that eco was best for town use and normla mode for open road use with sport mode when I needed a quick getaway like accelerating uphill on a motorway slip road.However switching between them was much easier (button by my knee). On the C-HR switching is much harder ( and dangerous if the car is moving).
So far I have run it for a week in normal mode and then switched to eco. I have found the eco mode is much quieter and smoother, but have not tried it on the open road yet.
Apart from the heater and steering changes changing modes basically alters the responsiveness of the accelerator. You can still accelerate hard in eco mode but it requires more right foot effort.
Welcome mate. Really hope you have some awesome times in your new purchase.
It does seem odd not to include a button to change modes but I guess this is the sneaky way of keeping you in normal or eco modes.
Most people won't feel inclined or wanting to go into the settings each time they feel the need for sport mode.
Still. Everyone will need to use it at least once, right? 0_o
The display stays where it was when you turn off, so you should be able to leave it there and just select sport mode when in the mood.
I prefer to have the digital speedometer displaying most of the time, but that is right next to the Driving Mode on the display and you can use the controls on the steering wheel so it's actually pretty easy to switch mode and then revert back with a couple of quick clicks.