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Skoda Fabia (2019 year). Instruction - part 10

 

 

Route calculation for trailer towing

When driving with a trailer or any other accessory connected to the trailer

socket, we recommend that you switch on trailer recognition, if necessary, to

set the maximum speed for towing a trailer.

To calculate the route when driving with a trailer, go to the main Navigation

menu and tap the function surface  → Route options →  .

To set the maximum speed of the trailer, press the 



 button, then tap on

function surface  → Driver assistance → Trailer recognition → Maximum speed for

trailer.

Demo mode

Demo mode provides a driving simulation to the entered destination. The func-

tion allows you to travel through the calculated route “virtually”.
When Demo mode is turned on, a menu for route guidance in Demo mode or

in normal mode is displayed before route guidance starts.

To activate/deactivate, go to the main Navigation menu and tap on the func-

tion surface  → Advanced settings → Demo mode.

When Demo mode is activated, the route starting point can be defined.

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  Tap→ Advanced set-

tings → Define demo mode starting point.

Define the starting point by entering the address or the current vehicle posi-

tion.

The demo mode starting point can also be set provided demo mode is turned

on by tapping on the desired map location and selecting the menu item Start

Demo Mode 

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Entering a destination via the map point.

Graphical driving recommendations

Fig. 187  Driving recommendations/driving recommendation detail

The display of the graphical driving recommendations is carried out in the split

screen Manoeuvre as well as the display of the instrument cluster.
In the Manoeuvre split screen, the following driving recommendations are dis-

played 

» Fig. 187

.

Street name/street number of the current vehicle position
Driving recommendations with street names/road numbers, the route and

the travel time to the manoeuvre location
Driving recommendation details (displayed near the manoeuvre)
Lane guidance

In the Manoeuvre split screen, the Infotainment system also draws your atten-

tion to traffic obstructions received via TMC, as well as to motorways, car

parks, petrol stations or restaurants.

Speed limits

With the  → Advanced settings → Note:National border crossed , display the

country-specific speed limits when crossing international borders.
These speed limits can be displayed by tapping on function surface  → Top

speed in the main menu navigation.

Navigation announcements

The Infotainment system issues navigation announcements during route guid-

ance.

A
B

C
D

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The navigation announcements are generated by the Infotainment system.

Flawless clarity of the message (e.g., road or city name) cannot always be guar-

anteed.
The last navigation announcement can be repeated in the main Navigation

menu by tapping on the function surface  →  .
The timing of the navigation announcement is dependent on the type of road

and on the driving speed.
The type of navigation announcements can be set:  → Navigation announcements.

Note

Route guidance on the most frequently travelled route takes place without

navigation announcements.

Most frequent routes

The most frequently travelled routes are automatically saved by Infotainment.

Of these, up to 3 routes can be offered, which best match the current time,

day of the week as well as the vehicle position.
Route guidance to one of the routes used most frequently can be started pro-

vided route guidance is not currently active.

To display the menu with the most frequently travelled routes, go to the split

screen and tap on the function surface Most frequent routes → Show on map.

Select the desired route.

The selected route is then calculated and route guidance starts.

The menu display in the split screen can be activated/deactivated in the main

Navigation menu by tapping the function surface  → Route options → Most fre-

quent routes switched on/off.
The stored most frequent routes can be deleted in the main Navigation menu

by tapping the function surface  → Manage memory → Delete user data → Most fre-

quent routes deleted.

Note

Route guidance on the most frequently travelled route takes place without

navigation announcements.

Finish route guidance

Route guidance can be finished in one of the following ways.

The final destination is reached.

In the main Navigation menu by tapping the function surface  → Stop route

guidance.

By turning off the ignition for longer than 120 minutes.

Abort route guidance

If the ignition is switched off and on again, then route guidance is continued in

one of the following ways, depending on the stop time.

Within 15 minutes - route guidance continues, taking the calculated route in-

to account.

From 15 minutes to 120 minutes - after confirming the message on the Info-

tainment screen, the route guidance continues, taking the calculated route

into account.

After 120 min - route guidance is cancelled.

Route

Route details

Fig. 188  Route details: a route destination / several route destinations

During route guidance, the Route details (information about the current route)

can be displayed.

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → Route details.

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One route destination

In the route details, the following information is displayed at the destination

» Fig. 188

 - .

Area with function surfaces
Destination information

Estimated time of arrival at destination/remaining driving time to desti-

nation
Remaining distance to the destination
Chosen route type (economic, fastest, shortest)
Current vehicle position (address/GPS coordinates)

You can adjust the display of the arrival time or the remaining driving time as

follows.

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → Advanced settings →

Time display:.

Several route destinations

In the route details, the following information is displayed at the respective

destinations 

» Fig. 188

 - .

Area with function surfaces
Stopover (with sequential number)
Final destination
Estimated time of arrival at destination/stopover
Driving distance to destination/stopover
Change positions of the destinations with each other
Delete the destination
Continuation of the route guidance from the selected target (previous

stopovers are skipped)
Display the destination details 

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Insert destination into the route

In the area 

A

, tap on the function surface Enter destination and enter a new

destination.

or: Tap on the area 

A

 the function surface destinations and select an object in

the list of stored destinations.

Each additional destination is added to the list as the first subsequent destina-

tion route.

A
B



C
D

A

Change positions of destinations with each other

Press and hold the relevant function surface  and move the destination to

the desired position.

For destinations already reached on the route, the note Destination reached is dis-

played below the destination name. It is no longer possible to change the posi-

tion of these destinations with each other.

Store route

In area 

A

, tap the function surface Save.

Save the edited route as a new route or replace the existing saved route.

The route is stored in the route list 

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.

Stop route guidance

In area 

A

, tap the function surface Stop.

Route list

In the route list, it is possible to create, import, save or delete routes or start

navigation.

New route

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → Routes → New route.

Insert a route destination in one of the following ways.

Tap on the function surface Enter destination and enter a new destination.

or: Tap on the function surface Destinations and select a destination from the

list of stored destinations.

To save the created route, tap the function surface Store.

To start route guidance, tap the function surface Start.

Route import

A prerequisite for importing the route is that “Infotainment Online” 

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services are activated.
A route that has been created in the user profile on the “ŠKODA Connect

Portal” website and sent to the Infotainment system can be imported into the

Infotainment memory even before switching on the ignition .
If the route was created when the ignition was switched on and sent to Info-

tainment, Infotainment is not imported until after switching off (for at least 15

minutes) and after switching the ignition back on again.

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Switch on the ignition. When a new route is available, a message regarding

the option to import this route appears in the Infotainment screen automati-

cally .

If the user opts not to import the route immediately, the route can be impor-

ted later instructionly as follows.

In the Navigation main menu, tap on function surface  → Routes Tap to

check if a new route is available.

or: Press the 



 button, then tap on function surface  →  .

Tap the function surface Import routes.

If a new route is available, a message will be displayed by the Infotainment sys-

tem.

Tap the function surface Retrieve to start route guidance.

After being successfully imported, the route is displayed in the list of saved

routes.

Managing saved routes

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → routes .

Choose the desired route, and then select one of the following functions.

- delete the stored route

- Edit the route 

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Route details

- Calculate route and start route guidance 

» page 155

Route calculation

and starting route guidance

Traffic reports

List of traffic reports

Fig. 189 

List of traffic reports

Delete
Edit
Start

The Infotainment system enables the reception of traffic reports, which in-

clude information regarding traffic congestion, using TMC (Traffic Message

Channel) or online (when “Infotainment Online”

» page 13

 services are activa-

ted).
ŠKODA AUTO does not accept responsibility for the availability, content, up-

to-dateness or evaluation of TMC traffic reports or other data provided by

third parties. ŠKODA AUTO is not entitled to examine or adapt this data in any

way. The data can only be edited by Infotainment in areas where it is available.

To display the list of traffic reports, press the 



 button then tap the func-

tion surface  .

In the list of traffic messages and the map, a max. of 6 messages are displayed,

that are provided with a letter and a traffic obstruction symbol (e.g. , , )

A

 

» Fig. 189

.

The traffic reports available on the route are indicated by a navigation an-

nouncement.

Source of traffic information

At position 

C

 

» Fig. 189

, the following symbols can be displayed.

TMC Traffic Information (when the symbol is crossed out, the Infotain-

ment system is out of range of any traffic information provider)
Online traffic report

Display options

Route guidance is not taking place - All traffic messages are displayed.

Route guidance is taking place - After tapping function surface 

B

 

» Fig. 189

in the displayed menu, you can select all traffic messages by tapping the

function surface All areasor you can select only the traffic messages present

on the route by tapping the function surface Route.

A traffic report may contain some of the following information.

Symbol of the traffic obstruction

Number of the road affected

Name of the location affected

Description of the traffic obstruction



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Colour differentiation of the importance of the traffic obstruction in a TMC

message

The symbol for the traffic obstruction (e.g. , , ) precedes the obstruction

and the length of the obstruction is shown in the map on the right along the

route.
Depending on the context, the symbol for the obstruction is displayed in one

of the following ways.
No route guidance is taking place

Red - All traffic obstructions

Route guidance is not taking place

Grey - The traffic obstruction is not on the route

Red - The traffic obstruction is on the route, the route will not be recalcula-

ted and the route passes through the traffic obstruction

Orange - The traffic obstruction is on the route, the route will be recalcula-

ted and an alternative route is available

Colour differentiation of the importance of a traffic obstruction from an

online message

The colour differentiation of traffic obstructions is dependent on the provider

of the online traffic reports.
To set the traffic obstructions display, go to the main Navigation menu and tap

the function surface  → Map → Traffic flow settings.

Update

The list of traffic reports is continuously updated by the Infotainment system.

Details of the traffic report

Fig. 190 

Details of the traffic report

The details of the traffic message depends on the source of the traffic mes-

sage.

To display this, select the desired traffic report from the list of traffic re-

ports.

or: Tap on the traffic obstruction icon in the map.

Depending on the context, the following information and functional surfaces

are displayed 

» Fig. 190

.

Map of the affected location
Description of the traffic obstruction
Reception timing and information relating to the traffic report provider

(if “ŠKODA Connect” is the provider, it is an online traffic report)
Symbol of the traffic obstruction
Length of the traffic obstruction

Dynamic route

The Infotainment system allows an evaluation of the traffic reports received

during the route guidance. If the following conditions are met, a bypass route

is calculated and the appropriate announcement is issued.

The dynamic route function is turned on.
The traffic obstruction included in the traffic information is on the route.
The traffic obstruction is evaluated by the Infotainment system as being

significant.

To activate/deactivate, go to the main Navigation menu and tap on the func-

tion surface  → Route options → Dynamic route.

Entering/removing a traffic obstruction on the route instructionly

If a traffic obstruction is detected during route guidance (e.g. traffic jam), this

traffic obstruction be entered into the route instructionly.
Once entered, the Infotainment system recalculates and provides an alterna-

tive route.

Enter traffic obstruction

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → Congestion ahead.

Adjust the length of the traffic obstruction.

The traffic obstruction is displayed in red in the map to the right along the

route.

A
B
C

D

E

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Remove traffic obstruction

The traffic obstruction is removed from the route after completion of the

route guidance or can instructionly be removed as follows.

In the main Navigation menu, tap the function surface  → Delete "congestion

ahead".

Vehicle systems

CAR - Vehicle settings

Introduction to the subject

Applies to Infotainment Columbus, Amundsen.

In the CAR menu, you can display driving data and vehicle information and can

configure some vehicle systems.

Reset to factory settings

You can reset the factory settings in the Infotainment system in menu 



 → 

→ Factory settings menu.

Note

Settings relating to the vehicle systems can only be made when the ignition is

switched on.

Main menu

Fig. 191 

Function surfaces in the main

menu

Press the 



 button to display the main menu with the following function

surfaces 

» Fig. 191

.

Select the following menu points

Journey data

DriveGreen

Vehicle status

Operating playback - Radio/Media

Vehicle system settings



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Driving

Starting-off and driving

Starting and stopping the engine

Introduction

Depending on equipment fitted, it is possible to switch the ignition on/off and

start/stop the engine with the key in the ignition or using the starter button.

WARNING

Never switch off the engine before the vehicle is stationary – risk of acci-

dent!

While driving with the engine stopped the ignition must always be

switched on. Otherwise, the steering may lock - The is a danger of an acci-

dent!

Do not withdraw the ignition key from the ignition lock until the vehicle

has come to a stop 

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Parking. Otherwise, the steering may lock -

danger of an accident!

Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running - there is a

risk of theft, accident etc.!

Never (e.g. in garages) run the engine in a closed place - there is the dan-

ger of poisoning and death!

CAUTION

Only start the engine when the engine and the vehicle are stationary - there

is a danger of starter and engine damage!

Do not push-start the engine – There is a risk of damaging the engine and the

catalytic converter! The battery from another vehicle can be used as a jump-

start aid.

On vehicles with the starter button, pay attention to where the key is loca-

ted. The system can recognize the valid key, even if it has been accidentally

left on the vehicle roof - there is danger of loss or damage to the key!

Note

Do not warm up the engine while the vehicle is stationary. If possible, start

your journey as soon as the engine has started. Through this, the engine rea-

ches its operating temperature faster.

Electronic immobiliser and steering lock

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

The electronic immobiliser (hereinafter referred to as immobiliser) makes the

theft or unauthorised use of your vehicle more difficult.

Immobiliser

The immobilizer allows the engine to be started only with the original car key.

Malfunction of the immobiliser

If the immobiliser in the key fails, it is not possible to start the engine. A corre-

sponding message appears in the display of the instrument cluster to explain

the immobiliser is active.
To start, use the other vehicle key or seek help from a specialist garage.

Steering lock - locking

On vehicles with ignition lock, remove the key and turn the steering wheel

until the steering lock engages.

On vehicles with a starter button, switch off the ignition and open the driv-

er's door. If the driver's door is opened and the ignition is switched off after-

wards, the steering is only locked automatically after the vehicle has been

locked.

Steering lock - unlock

On vehicles with ignition lock, insert the key into the ignition and turn on the

ignition. If this is not possible, then move the steering wheel slightly back and

forth, as a result of which the steering lock should unlock.

On vehicles with starter button, get into the vehicle and close the driver's

door. Under certain circumstances, the steering lock can be unlocked only

when the ignition is switched on or the engine is started.

WARNING

Never let the vehicle roll with locked steering lock - risk of accident!

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Switching the ignition on/off

Fig. 192  Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock / starter button

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock

» Fig. 192

 - 

Ignition switched off, engine switched off
Ignition switched on
Starting engine

Switching on /off ignition in vehicles with starter button

Press the

» Fig. 192

 -  button, the ignition is turned on / off.

On vehicles with instruction transmission the pedal must not be depressed to

switch on / off the ignition, otherwise the engine will start.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, the brake pedal must not be de-

pressed to switch on / off the ignition, otherwise the engine will start.

Starting/Stopping the engine

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

Before starting the engine

Firmly apply the handbrake.

For vehicles with instruction transmission, shift gear stick to neutral, depress

the clutch pedal and hold it there until the engine starts.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in position

P or N and 

» 

depress the brake pedal until the engine starts.

1

2
3

Starting engine

On vehicles with Ignition lock, turn the key to position 

3

 and the engine

starts

» Fig. 192

 on page 163 . Then release the key, the engine will start au-

tomatically.

If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, turn the key to position 

1

. Re-

peat the start-up process after 30 s.

On vehicles with starter button, press the button briefly

» Fig. 192

 on

page 163 - , the motor will start automatically.

Switching the engine off

Stop the vehicle.

On vehicles with ignition lock, turn the key to position 

1

 

» Fig. 192

 on

page 163 .

On vehicles with starter button, press the button

» Fig. 192

 on page 163 - ,

the engine and the ignition will be switched off simultaneously.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, the ignition key can only be removed

if the selector lever is in position P .
Do not switch the engine off immediately at the end of your journey if the en-

gine has been working at high revs over a prolonged period, but leave it to run

at an idling speed for about 1 minute. This prevents any possible accumulation

of heat when the engine is switched off.

Emergency shutdown of the engine in vehicles with starter button

The system is equipped with a protective device against accidental switching

off, the engine can only be shut off while driving in the event of an emergency.

Keep the knob pressed 

» Fig. 192

 on page 163 -  or press it twice within 1

second.

After the emergency stop of the engine, the steering lock will remain un-

locked.

CAUTION

When the outdoor temperature is below -10 ° C, the selector lever when start-

ing must always be in P mode.

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Note

The engine running noises may be louder at first for a short time after start-

ing the cold engine.

You should not switch on any major electrical components during the heating

period, otherwise the vehicle battery will be drained unnecessarily.

After switching off the ignition, the radiator fan may (also intermittently)

continue to operate for approx. 10 minutes.

Problems with starting the engine - Vehicles with starter button

Fig. 193 

Starting the engine - Press the

button with the key

Read and observe   and   on page 162 first.

If no engine start is possible and the display of the instrument cluster shows a

message that the key could not be detected by the system or there is a sys-

tem fault, then try to start the engine as follows.

Press the starter button with the key 

» Fig. 193

.

If the engine does not start, the help of a specialist garage is required.

CAUTION

The key may not be detected by the system if the battery in the key is running

out of charge or the signal fails (strong electromagnetic field) or is shielded

(e.g. in an aluminium case).

START-STOP system

Introduction

The START-STOP system (hereinafter only referred to as "system") reduces

the CO

2

 emissions, as well as harmful emissions and saves fuel.

If the system determine that the engine is not needed when the vehicle stops

(e.g. at the traffic lights), it turns off the engine and starts it again when mov-

ing off.
The system function depends on many factors. Some of them must be met by

the driver, the others are related to the system and cannot be influenced nor

recognised.
For this reason, the system can react differently in situations which are

identical from the driver's perspective.
The system is automatically activated every time the ignition is switched on

(even if this was manually deactivated using the key ).

Note

If the engine was stopped by the system, the ignition remains on.

Functionality

Fig. 194 

Display

Vehicles with manual transmission

The motor is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a

halt, the shift lever is shifted to the neutral position and the clutch pedal is re-

leased.
The motor is automatically started as soon as the clutch pedal is depressed.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

The motor is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a

standstill and the brake pedal is actuated.
The motor is automatically started as soon as the brake pedal is released.

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Conditions for the system function

The following conditions are required for the correct system function.

The driver's door is closed.
The driver has fastened the seat belt.
The driving speed exceeded 4 km/h after the last stop.
No trailer or other accessory is connected to the trailer socket.

System status

The system status is shown on the display 

» Fig. 194

 when stopped.

The engine is automatically switched off; when driving off again, the en-

gine is started automatically.
The motor is not automatically switched off.

The engine does not shut down when the vehicle stops, if e.g. the following

applies.

The engine temperature for the proper function of the system has not yet

been reached.

The charge state of the vehicle battery is too low.

The current consumption is too high.

High air conditioning or heating output (high fan speed, big difference be-

tween the desired and actual interior temperature).

If the engine has shut down automatically but the system detects that the en-

gine is required to run (e.g. if the brake pedal is pressed repeatedly) then the

system automatically starts up the engine.
More information about the current system status can be displayed in the In-

fotainment screen, in the 



 →  → Vehicle status menu.

If there is a system fault, the following message will appear in the display of

the instrument cluster. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Note

If the driver's seat belt is removed for more than 30 seconds or the driver's

door is opened after the engine has switched off automatically, the engine will

have to be restarted manually.

No automatic engine shut-down takes place when a vehicle with automatic

transmission is moving at low speed (e.g. during a traffic jam) and remains sta-

tionary after pressing the brake pedal lightly. Automatic engine shutdown

takes place if you press the brake pedal down with more force.

For vehicles with automatic transmission there is no automatic engine shut-

down when the system detects a manoeuvring action due to a large steering

angle.

Deactivate/activate the system manually

Fig. 195 

Button for the START-STOP sys-

tem

To deactivate/activate the system, press the  button

» Fig. 195

.

When the system is deactivated, the symbol in the button lights up 

.

If the system is deactivated, then it is automatically activated again after

switching the ignition off and on.

Note

If the system is automatically deactivated when the engine is turned off, then

the automatic start process takes place.

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Braking and parking

Introduction

The wear and tear on the brake pads is dependent on the operating conditions

and driving style. In difficult conditions (e.g. urban, sporty driving), the condi-

tion of the brakes should be checked between service intervals by a specialist

garage.
Brake response can be slower if the brakes are covered in moisture or, in

winter, have a layer of ice or salt on them. The brakes should be cleaned and

dried by applying the brakes many times over 

» 

.

Corrosion on the brake discs and dirt on the brake pads can occur if the vehi-

cle has been parked for a long period and if you do not make much use of the

braking system. The brakes should be cleaned by applying the brakes several

times over 

» 

.

Before negotiating a long or steep gradient, reduce speed and shift down a

gear. As a result, the braking effect of the engine will be used, reducing the

load on the brakes. If, nevertheless, there is a need for additional braking, it

should be carried out at intervals.
Emergency braking warning - If it is necessary to brake hard, the system may

cause the brake lights to automatically flash, to alert the traffic behind.
New brake pads must first be““run in”” because these do not initially have the

best possible braking effect. Drive especially carefully for the first 200 km or

so.
If the brake fluid level is too low, it can cause faults in the braking system;

the warning light will light up in the instrument cluster 

 

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 Braking

system. If the warning light does not light up, yet the stopping distance is per-

ceived to be longer than before, the driving style should be adapted in view of

the unknown cause of the problem, and braking kept to a minimum - seek the

help of a specialist garage without delay.
The brake booster increases the pressure generated with the brake pedal. The

brake booster only operates when the engine is running.

WARNING

Greater physical effort is required for braking when the engine is switch-

ed off – risk of accident.

The clutch pedal must be depressed when braking on a vehicle with man-

ual transmission, when the vehicle is in gear and at low revs. Otherwise, the

functionality of the brake system may be impaired – risk of accident!

Do not depress the brake pedal, if there is no requirement to slow down.

This causes the brakes to overheat and can also result in a longer braking

distance and excessive wear - The is a risk of an accident!

Only brake for the purpose of drying and cleaning the brake discs if the

traffic conditions permit this. Do not place any other road users in jeopardy.

Recommendations for new brake pads should be followed.

When stopping and parking, the parking brake should always be applied

firmly, otherwise the vehicle could move off - The is a risk of an accident!

If a front spoiler, full wheel trim, etc. is mounted retrospectively, it must

be ensured that the air supply to the front wheel brakes is not reduced.

Otherwise, the front brakes could be in danger of overheating – The is a

risk of an accident!

Handbrake

Fig. 196 

Handbrake

Read and observe   on page 166 first.

The handbrake secures the vehicle against unwanted movement when stop-

ping and parking.

Apply

Pull the handbrake lever firmly upwards.

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Undoing

Pull the handbrake lever up slightly and at the same time push in the locking

button 

» Fig. 196

.

Move the lever right down while pressing the lock button.

The handbrake warning light

lights up when the handbrake is applied, provi-

ded the ignition is on.
A warning signal sounds if the vehicle is inadvertently driven off with the hand-

brake applied. The handbrake warning is activated if the vehicle is driven at a

speed of over 5 km/h for more than 3 seconds.

WARNING

Disengage the handbrake completely. A handbrake which is only partially

disengaged can result in the rear brakes overheating. This can have a nega-

tive effect on the operation of the brake system – risk of accident!

Parking

Read and observe   on page 166 first.

When stopping and parking, look for a place with a suitable surface 

» 

.

Only carry out the activities while parking in the specified order.

Bring the vehicle to a stop and depress the brake pedal.

Firmly apply the handbrake.

For vehicles with Automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with Manual transmission, select first gear or Reverse gear R.

Release the brake pedal.

WARNING

The parts of the exhaust system can become very hot. Therefore, never

stop the vehicle in places where the underside of your vehicle could come

into contact with flammable materials (e.g. dry grass, leaves, spilled fuel

etc.) There is a risk of a fire and could result in severe injuries!

When leaving the vehicle never leave people unattended in the car who

could, for example, lock the vehicle or release the brake - The is a risk of

accidents and injury!

Manual gear shifting and pedals

Introduction

CAUTION

When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the accelerator

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Manual gear changing

Fig. 197  The shift pattern: Variant 1 (5-speed or 6-speed manual gear-

box) / variant 2 (5-speed gearbox with the 1.0 litre MPI engine)

Read and observe   on page 167 first.

On the gear lever, the shift pattern for the individual gear positions is shown

» Fig. 197

.

The gearshift indicator must be observed when changing gear 

» page 46

.

Always depress the clutch pedal all the way down. This prevents uneven wear

on the clutch.

Engage reverse gear - Version 1

Stop the vehicle.

The clutch pedal must be fully depressed.

Switch the gear lever to N.

Push the shift lever downwards fully to the left and then forward into R

» Fig. 197

.

Selecting reverse gear - variant 2 (applies to the 1.0 l MPI motor)

Stop the vehicle.

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The clutch pedal must be fully depressed.

Switch the gear lever to N.

Wait briefly.

Push down on the shift lever, then push fully over to the right and then back-

wards, to position R.

The reversing lights will come on once reverse gear is engaged, provided the

ignition is on.

WARNING

Never engage reverse gear when driving – risk of accident!

CAUTION

If not in the process of changing gear, do not leave your hand on the gearshift

lever while driving. The pressure from the hand can cause the gearshift mecha-

nism to wear excessively.

Pedals

Read and observe   on page 167 first.

The operation of the pedals must not be hindered under any circumstances!
Only a floor mat (ex-factory or from the ŠKODA Original Accessories range)

which can be secured to the attachment points should be used in the driver's

footwell.

WARNING

There should be no objects in the driver's footwell, otherwise the pedal op-

eration can be impeded - risk of accident!

Automatic transmission

Introduction

The automatic transmission performs an automatic gear change irrespective

of the engine load, the operation of the accelerator, the vehicle speed and the

selected driving mode.
The modes of the automatic transmission can be adjusted by the driver by

means of the selector lever.

WARNING

Do not accelerate when selecting drive mode prior to moving off - The is

a risk of an accident!

Never move the selector lever to mode R or P when driving – The is a risk

of an accident!

If the vehicle stalls with the engine running, in the DSR or Tiptronic

mode, then the vehicle must be prevented from rolling away by means of

the brake pedal, parking brake or using the Auto Hold function. Even when

the engine is idling, power transmission is never completely interrupted –

the vehicle will creep.

When leaving the vehicle, the selector lever must always be set to P .

Otherwise, the vehicle may start to move - risk of accident.

CAUTION

If you want to move the selector lever from position N to position D / S

whilst driving, the engine must be running at idling speed.

When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the accelerator

pedal – this may lead to gear damage.

Select selector lever position

Fig. 198 

Selector lever settings / display

Read and observe   and   on page 168 first.

The selector lever can be moved through shifting to one of the following posi-

tions 

» Fig. 198

. In some positions you have to push the locking button

» page 169

Selector lever lock.

When the ignition is switched on, the gearbox mode and the currently selected

gear are indicated in the display 

» Fig. 198

.

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Park - the position can be set only when the vehicle is at a standstill.

The drive wheels are mechanically locked.
Reverse gear - The position can only be selected when the vehicle is sta-

tionary and the engine is idling.
Neutral (idle position) - Power transmission to the drive wheels is inter-

rupted.

Forward mode / sports programme - the gear change takes place in the

position S at higher engine speeds than in mode D
(Sprung position) - choice between positions D and S

In mode D or S, the forward gears are shifted automatically depending on the

engine load, the operation of the accelerator pedal, the vehicle speed, and the

selected driving mode .

Selector lever lock

Fig. 199 

Shift lock button

Read and observe   and   on page 168 first.

The selector lever is locked in the P and N modes to prevent the forwards

travel mode from being selected accidentally and setting the vehicle in motion.
The selector lever is locked only when the vehicle is stationary and at speeds

up to 5 km/h.
The selector lever lock is indicated by the illumination of the warning 

 light.

Disengage selector lever from P mode or N

Press the brake pedal and, at the same time, push the lock button in the di-

rection of arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 199

.

To move the selector lever from mode N to D/S only the brake pedal is press-

ed.

P

R

N

D/S

The selector lever is not locked when quickly moving across the position N

(e.g. from R to D/S). This, for example, helps to rock out a vehicle that is stuck,

e.g. in a bank of snow. The selector lever lock will engage if the lever is in posi-

tion N for more than approx. 2 seconds without the brake pedal being de-

pressed.
If it is not possible to release the gear selector from mode P in the usual man-

ner, then this can be emergency unlocked 

» page 232

.

Note

If you want to switch the selector lever from mode P to mode D/S or vice ver-

sa, move the selector lever quickly. This prevents modes R or N from being se-

lected accidentally.

Manual shifting (Tiptronic)

Fig. 200  Selector lever/multi function steering wheel

Read and observe   and   on page 168 first.

Tiptronic mode makes it possible to manually shift gears with the selector lev-

er or multifunction steering wheel.

Switching to manual shifting using the selector lever

Push the gear selector from position D/S towards the right, or left in a right-

hand drive vehicle. The current gear is maintained.

Switching to manual shifting by using the rocker switches under the

multifunction steering wheel

To change gear, pull one of the rocker switches 

-

/

+

 briefly towards the

steering wheel 

» Fig. 200

.

To cancel manual shift, pull the rocker switch 

+

 towards the steering wheel

for more than 1 s.

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If you do not pull one of the rocker switches 

-

/

+

 for a certain time, manual

shifting of the gears is deactivated automatically.

Changing gear

To shift up, tap the selector lever forwards 

+

 or pull the rocker switch 

+

briefly towards the steering wheel 

» Fig. 200

.

To shift down, tap the selector lever backwards 

-

 or pull the rocker switch

-

 briefly towards the steering wheel 

» Fig. 200

.

The currently selected gear is marked with the letter M in the instrument clus-

ter display.

The gearshift indicator must be observed when changing gear 

» page 46

.

When accelerating, the gearbox automatically shifts up into the higher gear

just before the maximum permissible engine speed is reached. If a lower gear

is selected, the gearbox does not shift down until there is no risk of the engine

overrevving.

Note

It may be advantageous to use manual gear shifting when driving downhill, for

example. Shifting to a lower gear reduces the load on the brakes and hence the

wear of the brakes.

Start and drive

Read and observe   and   on page 168 first.

Moving off and pausing temporarily

Firmly depress and hold the brake pedal.

Start the engine.

Press the locking button and move the selector lever to the desired position

» page 168

.

Release the brake pedal and accelerate.

The selector lever position N does not have to be selected when stopping for a

short time (e.g. at a crossroads). However, the brake pedal should be de-

pressed, in order to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

Accelerate to max. speed during the journey (kickdown function)

If the accelerator pedal is depressed while the vehicle is in forward drive mode,

the kick-down function is turned on.
The gear change is adjusted accordingly to achieve maximum acceleration.

WARNING

Rapid acceleration ( e.g. on slippery roads) can lead to a loss of control over

the vehicle – There is a risk of accident!

Running in and economical driving

Run in engine

During the first 1 500 km, the driving style is decisive for successful the run-

ning in process is.
During the first 1 000 km, the engine should not be charged with more than

3/4 of the maximum permitted engine revs and without the trailer.
From about 1 000 to 1 500 km the engine can be pushed up to the maximum

permitted engine speed.

Tips on economical driving

Fuel consumption depends on the driving style, road and weather conditions,

and similar such factors.
For an economical driving style, the following instructions must be observed.

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Observe the recommended gear 

» page 46

.

Avoid full throttle and high speeds.

Reduce idling.

Avoid short distances.

Ensure the correct tyre inflation pressure is maintained 

» page 217

.

Avoid unnecessary ballast.

Remove the roof rack before driving if it is not needed.

Only turn on electrical consumers (e.g. seat heating) for as long as necessary.

Briefly ventilate before turning on the cooling system, do not use the cooling

system with the windows open.

Do not leave windows open at high speeds.

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Drive Green function

Fig. 201 

Display on Infotainment screen

The DriveGreen function (hereinafter referred to as "DriveGreen") evaluates

the driving efficiency based on information relating to the driving style.
DriveGreen can be displayed on the Infotainment as follows.

Press the 



 button in Infotainment and then tap the function surfaces on

the screen  → DriveGreen.

A

 driving liquid display

With the driving is fluid, the display is located in the middle (near the green

dot). When accelerating, the display moves down, and upwards when braking.

B

 “Green leaf”

The greener the leaf, the more economic the driving style. With less economi-

cal driving, the leaf is presented without any green colouring or it can be com-

pletely hidden.

C

 bar graph

The higher the green bars, the more economical the driving style. Each bar

shows the driving efficiency in 5-second steps, the current bar is on the left.

D

 scoring (0 - 100)

The higher the indicated value, the more economical the driving style. When

you tap the function surface 

D

, a detailed assessment showing the driving ef-

ficiency during the last 30 minutes is displayed.
If the trip lasts less than 30 minutes from the start, then the overview will add

the assessment from the previous journey (the bars are shown in dark green).

E

 the average fuel consumption from the start

When you tap the 

E

 function surface, a detailed overview of the average fuel

consumption during the last 30 minutes is shown.

If the trip lasts less than 30 minutes from the start, then the overview will add

the overview of the average fuel consumption from the previous journey (the

bars are shown in dark green).

F

 symbols

The display may show the following four symbols, which give information on

the current driving style.

Economical driving style
The current speed has a negative effect on fuel consumption.
The journey does not take place in a free-flowing manner, avoid unneces-

sary acceleration and braking
Recommended gear

Tips for economical driving

Tap on the 

B

 leave to display tips for economical driving.

Note

When resetting the single-trip memory “Since start”, the average consumption

E

, the driving assessment 

D

, and the diagram 

C

 are also reset.

Avoiding damage to your vehicle

Driving Tips

Only drive on roads and terrain that correspond to the vehicle parame-

ters

» page 243

Technical data.

The driver is always responsible for deciding whether the vehicle can cope

with the conditions and the terrain.

WARNING

Adjust the speed and driving style to the current visibility, weather, road

and traffic conditions. Too high a speed or an erroneous manoeuvre may

cause serious injury and damage to the vehicle.

Combustible objects such as dry leaves or twigs caught under the base of

the vehicle could ignite on hot vehicle parts - risk of fire!

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