How do I use SHIFTRONIC in my Elantra?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Elantra, FAQs, Technology on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 5:10 pm
What if I forget to shift out of SHIFTRONIC®?

Elantra, one of Hyundai’s most popular models, has a lot to offer. With standard features like a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, heated front seats, Proximity Key entry with push button start and rearview camera included for under $20,000, Elantra is full of happy surprises. If you’re a new Elantra owner, you may be wondering what SHIFTRONIC® is and what it can offer to your driving experience. Carolina Hyundai is prepared to answer your question: How do I use SHIFTRONIC® in my Elantra?


SHIFTRONIC® gives you the option of manually upshifting or downshifting in your automatic transmission Elantra. It’s easy to transition from automatic to SHIFTRONIC®; simply slide your shift lever over into SHIFTRONIC® gear when your Elantra is in Drive. Push the lever forward to upshift and backward to downshift. If you have paddle shifters on your steering wheel, you can use those to up- and downshift. SHIFTRONIC® is a like a manual transmission vehicle without the clutch; SHIFTRONIC® will also automatically downshift if you begin braking to a stop.

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When should I use SHIFTRONIC®?

You could have your Elantra in SHIFTRONIC® mode all the time. If you like the engagement of a manual transmission driving experience, you might enjoy upshifting when your engine reaches the proper RPMs. SHIFTRONIC® can be especially useful when cornering turns, going up or down hills, for more efficient stopping and for better fuel economy. While the automatic transmission in an Elantra does a great job of upshifting at optimal times for your engine, SHIFTRONIC® technology adds an additional layer of precision for drivers.

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What if I forget to shift out of SHIFTRONIC®?

You Elantra will recognize when you’re no longer shifting manually and switch automatically to automatic transmission mode, so if you forget you’re in SHIFTRONIC® mode and begin braking to stop, your Elantra will automatically downshift in sequence to first gear. SHIFTRONIC® will not allow your engine to stall or over-rev.

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