Principle of operation

Outside air

Keep the air intakes forward of the windscreen free from obstruction (snow, leaves etc.) to allow the climate control system to function effectively.

Recirculated air

CAUTION:
Prolonged use of recirculated air may cause the windows to mist up. If the windows mist up, follow the settings for defrosting and demisting the windscreen.

The air currently in the passenger compartment will be recirculated. Outside air will not enter the vehicle.

Heating

Heating performance depends on the temperature of the engine coolant.

Air conditioning

Note: The air conditioning operates only when the temperature is above 4ºC (39ºF).

Note: If you use the air conditioning, the fuel consumption of your vehicle will be higher.

Air is directed through the evaporator where it is cooled. Humidity is extracted from the air to help keep the windows free of mist. The resulting condensation is directed to the outside of the vehicle and it is therefore normal if you see a small pool of water under your vehicle.

General information on controlling the interior climate

Fully close all the windows.

Warming the interior

Direct the air towards your feet. In cold or humid weather conditions, direct some of the air towards the windscreen and the door windows.

Cooling the interior

Direct the air towards your face.

    See also:

    Manual climate control
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