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I feel this feature has kind of gone under the radar but my god does it transform the car completely. At least on the hybrid, it feels like you're getting maximum torque from the second you put your foot on the gas. Steering becomes really sharp as well, the car is definitely more planted. Obviously mileage takes a fair hit but feeling the instantaneous response you get from the engine(s) is really addictive, especially on a twisty road. Really couldn't believe how much it transformed the car, thought it's really just a gimmick.

I spent almost a month with the car without ever trying the Sport mode. If you haven't done it already, just give it a shot once.
 

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UK spec has sports option but it always defaults back to normal after switching off ignition, pity it does not hold this setting as it does improve performance but I suppose they do it to pacify the tree huggers.
 

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i nearly always drive with sports mode on, especially short journeys ,love it
 

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Sport mode makes the car a bit nervous.. really fast response on gas pedal. Its really nice to play with it when you want.
Gives you fast response on the pedal and stiffer steering. Wanna say "bye-bye" to the one beside you at the traffic light? Use sport mode!

Normal mode drives like usual. The response on gas pedal dont make it nervous or lazy.. just between.
But if you floor the pedal it will rev up and still makes you GO.

In ECO mode it feels a bit lazy. That mode will help you to use the power from the battery more efficient in the city.
You can still press the gas pedal and regulate the power better to stay in the ´blue ECO zone´. Then its not fast, but more efficient.
 

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Haven't tried the sports mode yet. My friend used to have a Rav-4 (he has just changed it to a C-HR) and he was convinced that the sport button in the Rav was simply connected to a bulb in the dash and nothing more as it didn't seem to make any difference :lol: so I assumed the C-HR was probably the same.

I'll have to give it a try, if I can remember where the function is in the menu system :roll: . Would have been nice if it was just a switch or stayed in the mode after ignition off like most othe cars I've driven. :|
 

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right hand side steering wheel buttons, 1 push to the left,push centre button 1 push down press centre button your in sports mode ,from memory
 

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I tried it yesterday for the first time after having the car for a month. There is a noticeable difference in performance (and the fuel gauge) but then there would be, I´ve been in Eco mode since I got it. I like sport mode and will be using it more often, it will be a useful tool for keeping the boy racers and wannabes where they belong.
 

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Today I finished my "Sports Mode Tribute" ;)

I have installed a "Sport" button.
Since I already have my CanBus hack, sending a Sports command wasn't that hard. Now I added a button to the system.





Now my C-HR tweaks consist of the following:

- Sports Mode Button
- Automatic Brake Hold enabling (don't have to push the button every time)
- Automatic door lock/unlock (Lock above 9km/h, unlock when in P or heavy decelleration)
- Static corner lighting using the fog lights
- Dimming LED scuffplates (based on cars light sensor)
- Dimming foot well lights (based on cars light sensor and if gear in P or not)
- Sequencial mirror turn signals
- LED licenseplate lights
- LED booth light
- Able to lock door on the outside while engine is running (handy to defrost windows while not in/around the car and when installing map updates)
 

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Nice. And my dealer couldn't even add such a button for dashcam so I'd be able to switch camera on while ignition is off. I'd do it myself, but don't want to void warranty and the car is on lease (so technically it's even not my car)
 

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@Masserator & @Karmalakas

Brake Hold cannot be controlled via Techstream. It is also not possible to enable/disable Brake Hold via the CanBus (or at least I could not find any commands on the bus to do so).

I use the same microcontroller connected to the CanBus, but for the Brake Hold I have connected a wire to ground from the actual switch connector via a transistor. So my microprocessor emulates a press on the button.
 
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