There is also a button next to the gear shifter. This is used to swith between the Standard (S ) and Comfort/Winter (C/W) modes of the transmission. In the Comfort mode the transmission skips the 1st gear and will always start in 2nd. This limits wheel spin in icy/wet conditions. Also all gears will be engaged in lower RPM to limit slip as well. Also better fuel econonmy in return.