Experience a sustainable and energising drive with this Recharge plug-in hybrid. By combining our highly efficient, compact 3-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, this innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain delivers powerful performance on the road while allowing zero emission commuting. You'll easily adjust the powertrain characteristics to suit your mood and needs. Hybrid mode is default and uses both engines to optimise comfort and range, for example during longer drives. Pure mode allows 100% electric drive with zero tailpipe emissions and is active at speeds up to 125 km/h – perfect for smooth city commuting. And choosing Power mode, the powertrain, gearbox, brakes and steering interact to provide a dynamic, engaging driving experience. Off-road mode optimises stability and traction on poor roads at lower speeds. There's also an Individual mode where you can configure your own customized driving characteristics. Regenerative braking is a feature that extends the range with electrical power and gives smooth, powerful braking. Every time you release the accelerator or press the brake pedal, electric energy is fed back to the battery. The compact battery is mounted at the centre of the car for balanced weight distribution with a low centre of gravity. So you can enjoy sure-footed handling and unaffected space for passengers and cargo. To give you the most responsive and fuel-efficient driving experience, the powertrain is mated to our quick-shifting 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission and drives on the front wheels.