The speedometer indicates the forward speed of the vehicle.

The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm).

Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging and/or over-revving the engine.

The tachometer pointer may move slightly when the ignition switch is in ACC or ON position with the engine OFF. This movement is normal and will not affect the accuracy of the tachometer once the engine is running.

Do not operate the engine within the tachometer's RED ZONE.

This may cause severe engine damage.

Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank.

Fuel tank capacity - 45 liters (11.9 gallons)
The fuel gauge is supplemented by a low fuel warning light, which will illuminate when the fuel level has dropped to about 5.5~6.5 liters (1.5~1.7 gallons).

Avoid driving with a very low fuel level. If you run out of fuel, it could case the engine to misfire and result in excessive loading of the catalytic converter.


The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.


You can choose the tripmeter A and tripmeter B by pressing the tripmeter mode button.

TRIP A: Tripmeter A (if equipped) TRIP B: Tripmeter B (if equipped) The tripmeter indicates the distance of individual trips selected by the driver.

Tripmeter A and B can be reset to 0 by pressing the reset button for 1 second or more, and then releasing.

Trip computer (if equipped)

Trip computer (if equipped) The trip computer is a microcomputercontrolled driver information system that displays information related to driving, when the ignition switch is in the ON position. All stored driving information (except distance to empty and instant fuel consumption) will reset if the battery is disconnected.


Press the TRIP button for less than 1 second to select each function as follows :

Ambient temperature

Ambient temperature
This mode indicates the current ambient temperature. The meter’s working range - 40°F to 176°F.


This mode indicates the total distance traveled since the last tripmeter reset.

The meter's working range is from 0.0 to 999.9 km (mile).

Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1 second, when the tripmeter is being displayed, clears the tripmeter to zero.

Instant fuel consumption

Instant fuel consumption This mode calculates the instant fuel consumption every 2 seconds from the driving distance and quantity of fuel injection if the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h (6 mph).

Average fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption This mode calculates the average fuel consumption from the total fuel used and the distance since the last average consumption reset. The total fuel used is calculated from the fuel consumption input.

For an accurate calculation, drive more than 500m (0.5 mile).

The meter's working range is from 0.0 to 99.9 MPG.

Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1 second, when the average fuel consumption is displayed, clears the average fuel consumption to zero (---).

Distance to empty

Distance to empty
This mode indicates the estimated distance to empty from the current fuel in the fuel tank. When the remaining distance is below 50 km (30 miles), a blinking “----” symbol will be displayed.

Trip computer recognizes only the amount of fuel consumed to the engine.

Therefore if the vehicle happens to abnormal oil leakage, the trip computer fails to sense causing the amount of fuel more than it really is.

• If the vehicle is not on level ground or the battery power has been interrupted, the “DISTANCE TO EMPTY”
function may not operate correctly.

The trip computer may not register additional fuel if less than 6 liters of fuel are added to the vehicle.

• Trip computer provides a driver with supplemental information about the current operating status of your vehicle.

So the estimated distance to empty can be changed according to operating status of your vehicle, average fuel consumption and previously driving style. Therefore the values approved or displayed on LCD for the first time can be different with your vehicle’s.

• The figure of distance to empty is estimated driving distance, so it can be different from the driving distance really is.

ECO ON/OFF mode (if equipped)

ECO ON/OFF mode (if equipped) You can turn the ECO indicator on/off on the instrument cluster in this mode.

If you push the TRIP button more than 1 second in the ECO ON mode, ECO OFF is displayed and the ECO indicator turns off.

If you want to display the ECO indicator again, press the TRIP button more than 1 second in the ECO OFF mode and then ECO ON mode is displayed.

For more detailed explanations, refer to "Warnings and indicators" in section 4.

Instrument panel illumination

Instrument panel illumination (if equipped)
When the vehicle’s parking lights or headlights are on, rotate the illumination control knob to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel illumination.

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