Driver display

The driver display shows information about the car and driving.

The driver display contains gauges, indicators and indicator and warning symbols. The content of the driver display depends on the car's equipment, settings and which functions are active at that time.

The driver display is activated as soon as a door is opened, i.e. in ignition position 0. The driver display extinguishes after a while if it is not used. To reactivate it, proceed with one of the following:

  • Activate ignition position I.
  • Open one of the doors.

The driver display is available in two versions, 8-inch and 12-inch*.


If the driver display should extinguish, not illuminate on activation/start or be fully or partially illegible, the car must not be used. You should visit a workshop immediately. Volvo recommends an authorised Volvo workshop.


In the event of a fault in the driver display the information on e.g. brakes, airbags or other safety systems may not be shown. In which case, the driver cannot check the status of the car's systems or receive current warnings and information.

Driver display, 8-inch

P5-1646-x90-Driver display overview 8 inch
The figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model.
Location in the driver display:
On the leftIn the middleOn the right
Fuel gaugeSpeedometerMedia player
Drive modeRoad Sign Information*Phone
Gear shift indicatorCruise control and speed limiter informationNavigation information*
Tachometer/ECO gauge1Door and seatbelt informationClock
Distance to empty tankStart/stop function statusApp menu (activated via steering wheel keypad)
Outside temperature gaugeInstantaneous fuel consumption
Indicator and warning symbolsOdometer2
Trip meter
Indicator and warning symbols
Voice control
Engine temperature gauge
Messages, in some cases with graphics

Driver display, 12-inch*

P5-1646-x90-Driver display overview 12 inch
The figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model.
Location in the driver display:
On the leftIn the middleOn the right
SpeedometerIndicator and warning symbolsTachometer/ECO gauge1
Trip meterOutside temperature gaugeGear shift indicator
Odometer2ClockDrive mode
Cruise control and speed limiter informationMessages, in some cases with graphicsFuel gauge
Road Sign Information*Door and seatbelt informationStart/stop function status
Media playerDistance to empty tank
Navigation map*Instantaneous fuel consumption
PhoneApp menu (activated via steering wheel keypad)
Voice control

Dynamic symbol

P5-1717-All-Soul symbol driver display

The dynamic symbol in its basic form.

The centre of the driver display contains a dynamic symbol that changes appearance for different types of message. An amber or red marker around the symbol indicates the degree of severity of a control or warning message.

P5-1646-xc90-Soul symbol in driver display 2
Examples of indicator symbol.

With an animation, the basic shape can be turned into a graphic showing where a problem is situated, or in order to clarify information.

P5-1846-All-Soul to car
The symbol in the driver display changes shape.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Depends on drive mode selected.
  3. 2 Accumulated mileage.