V40 Cross Country

2015 Early

Starting and driving

Eco guide & Power guide*

Updated 7/23/2018

Eco guide and Power guide are two combined instrument panel instruments which help the driver to drive the car with optimum driving economy.

The car also stores statistics of journeys made, which can be viewed in the form of a block diagram; see Trip computer - trip statistics.

Eco guide

This instrument provides an indication of how economically the car is being driven.

To view this function, select the theme "Eco"; see Digital combined instrument panel - overview.

Instantaneous value
Average value

Instantaneous value

The instantaneous value is shown here - the higher the reading on the scale, the better.

The instantaneous value is calculated based on speed, engine speed, engine power utilised plus use of the foot brake.

Optimum speed (50-80 km/h) and low engine speeds are encouraged. The pointers fall during acceleration and braking.

Very low instantaneous values illuminate the red zone on the meter (with a short delay), which means poor driving economy and hence should be avoided.

Average value

The average value slowly follows the instantaneous value and describes how the car has been driven most recently. The higher the pointers on the scale, the better the economy achieved by the driver.

Power guide

This instrument shows the relationship between how much power (Power) is being taken from the engine and how much power is available.

To view this function, select the theme "Performance"; see Digital combined instrument panel - overview.

Available engine power
Engine power utilised

Available engine power

The smaller, upper pointer shows the available engine powerPower is dependent on engine speed.. The higher the reading on the scale, the more power is available in the current gear.

Engine power utilised

The larger, lower pointer shows the engine power utilisedPower is dependent on engine speed.. The higher the reading on the scale, the more power is being taken from the engine.

A large gap between the two pointers indicates a large power reserve.


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