The YCC is powered by a low-emission 215 hp, five-cylinder Partial Low Emission Vehicle (PZEV) engine with an Integrated Starter-Generator (ISG), which allows the car to meet the tough emission standards in states like California. The ISG prevents unnecessary idling because the engine cuts off when stopped at a red light. The car comes to life again as soon as you press the accelerator.
The car features a 6-speed Powershift gearbox with a fully automatic transmission mode. You can also choose manual shift by using the gear controls on the steering column. Powershift means that the car has a dual wet-clutch transmission system, which ensures that the car shifts gears at the right revs for smooth driving and low fuel consumption.
In the next section, we'll look at some of the more unique technologies of the YCC.