XC90 Twin Engine

2016

Parking climate

Parking climate

Updated 7/23/2018

The climate of the car's passenger compartment can be preconditioned or maintained while the car is parked.

Preconditioning and climate comfort retention are controlled from the Parking climate  tab in the centre display

Preconditioning and climate comfort retention are controlled from the Parking climate tab in the centre display's climate view.

Preconditioning

Preconditioning of the car before driving reduces wear and energy needs during a journey.

Preconditioning can use direct start or be set via the timer.

The function utilises several systems in different cases:

  • In a cold climate, the parking heater warms up the passenger compartment to a comfortable temperature.
  • The ventilation, in a hot climate, cools the passenger compartment to the current outer temperature.
  • The air conditioning, in a hot climate, cools the passenger compartment to the comfort temperature.
  • The heated steering wheel and heated driver and passenger seats can be activated.
  • Heating of the windscreen, rear window and door mirrors can be activated.

During preconditioning in a hot climate, condensation from the air conditioning may drip under the car. This is normal.

Note

Preconditioning is available only when the car is connected to an electrical socketApplicable to electric heater.. A charging station which is not always active, e.g. on account of a timer, may cause preconditioning to malfunction.

If the car is not connected to an electrical socket, it is still possible to cool the passenger compartment briefly in a warm climate by starting preconditioning directly.

Note

During preconditioning of the passenger compartment, the car works to reach comfort temperature and not the temperature set in the climate control system.

Climate comfort retention

The climate in the car's passenger compartment can be maintained while the car is parked, e.g. if the engine needs to be switched off but the driver or passenger(s) wants to remain in the car and maintain the level of climate comfort.

Starting climate comfort retention is only possible via direct start.

The function utilises several systems in different cases:

  • Residual heat from the engine, in a cold climate, heats the passenger compartment to comfort temperature.
  • The ventilation, in a hot climate, cools the passenger compartment to the current outer temperature.

Note

Climate comfort retention is switched off when the car is locked from the outside to avoid using residual heat unnecessarily. Use of the function is intended to maintain climate comfort when driver or passengers remain inside the car.


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