Much to my surprise, I am leaving the car in Eco mode all the time. It just seems to drive really well with a much smoother throttle response than Sport. Has anyone found any disadvantage to being in this mode?
NORMAL mode and SPORT mode progressively make the power response steeper and the curve tops out at a higher level -- SPORT = max performance on tap. You're correct, it's all under the control of your right foot though. That said, there's always a temptation to drive with more gusto in SPORT mode. On power up, the car will default to either ECO or NORMAL, but not SPORT. I think Kia is discouraging us from caning the battery too often. Full whack in NORMAL mode only draws about 130kW, which is enough for all but the most challenging overtake.What actually is the difference between the modes? I know Eco+ restricts to something like 60 mph but with no gears I can only assume each mode alters throttle response only? If that's true then it doesn't really matter what mode you drive in because you'll naturally adjust to the throttle over time - how you drive is more important.