Air distribution

The climate system distributes incoming air through a number of vents in the passenger compartment.

Automatic and manual air distribution

When the auto-climate feature1 is on, air distribution is regulated automatically. Air distribution can also be controlled manually.

Adjustable air vents

Certain air vents in the vehicle are adjustable, which means they can be opened/closed and the direction of the air flow from the vent can be adjusted.

P6-1746-XC40–Climate–Air vents regulation overview
Location of adjustable air vents in the passenger compartment.
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1With 1-zone climate system - four on dashboard.
  2. P5-Icon red circle 22-zone climate system* - two additional vents on the rear side of the tunnel console.


At low ambient temperatures, no air is distributed from the adjustable air vent nozzles at the rear of the tunnel console.
  1. 1 Not available with manual climate control.
  2. * Option/accessory.