The overall state of the vehicle is an important factor which has a marked influence over fuel consumption and driving comfort and on the life span of your vehicle. For this reason care should be taken to maintain your vehicle by carrying out the necessary checks and regulations in accordance with the specifications given in the SERVICE SCHEDULE (see sections:
spark plugs, idling, air cleaners, diesel fuel filter, timing).
Tyre pressure should be checked at least once every four weeks: if the pressure is too low fuel consumption increases as the resistance to the rolling movement of the tyre is greater. In this state, tyre wear is increased and handling suffers which will effect safety.
Do not travel with too much load in the boot. The weight of the vehicle and its trim greatly effects consumption and stability.
Roof rack/ski rack
Remove the roof rack or the ski rack from the roof as soon as they are no longer used.
These accessories reduce the aerodynamic penetration of the vehicle and will increase consumption. When transporting particularly large objects, use a trailer, where possible.
Use electric devices for the necessary time only. The heated rear window, fog lights, windscreen wipers, heater fan require large amounts of electricity and increasing the request for power will also increase fuel consumption (up to +25% when driving in towns).
Climate control system
The climate control system is an additional load which greatly effects the engine leading to higher consumption (up to +20% in average). When the temperature outside allows, use the air vents where possible.
The use of non-certified aerodynamic items may adversely affect air drag and consumption levels.
Left-hand drive versions Version for specific market ACTIVE, DYNAMIC versions (A) - Speedometer (speed indicator) (B) - Fuel level gauge with reserve warning light (C) - Engine coolant temper ...
General instructions for using the seat belts
The driver is responsible for respecting and enforcing the local rules and laws regarding the use of seat belts. Always fasten the seat belts before starting. For maximum safety, keep the back of ...
Power Convertible Top — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with a power convertible top, the power convertible top switch is located on the overhead console. The switch contains two buttons. The passenger side button, which is used to ...