Geared for efficiency
Negotiating urban environments is easier with I-Shift – our intelligent transmission system. Fast, smooth, quiet and a pleasure to drive, I-Shift optimises every gearshift – boosting fuel efficiency and increasing driver productivity.
I-Shift makes driving safer and much more comfortable. There’s no heavy clutch pedal. No lever to wrestle. And every gear change is perfectly timed. The simplicity of the system reduces fatigue, and helps you focus on the road and the traffic around you. If you want to change gear manually, the button on the gearstick gives you full control of every shift.
Save on fuel
I-Shift is designed to save fuel – up to 5%. The internal energy losses are low – lower than on manual gearboxes. But it’s the electronics that really make the difference. If you drive in Economy mode, every gear change is timed precisely, ensuring the engine works at the most efficient rpm.
How it works
I-Shift is based on an unsynchronised manual gearbox – hence the compact design and low internal losses. The magic, however, happens in the electronic control unit that manages the clutch and shifts. By evaluating information about speed, weight, road grade and torque demand, it performs every shift with extreme precision. The system also communicates with the engine, allowing it to adjust revs and brake-effect for maximum performance.