1 Automatic mode.
2 Air temperature adjuster.
3 “Clear View” function.
4 Passenger compartment air distribution adjustment.
5 Air-conditioning deactivation control.
6 Adjusting the fan speed until the system switches off.
7 Depending on the vehicle, quick access control to the “Air conditioning programming” menu or activation control for air conditioning programming.
8 Air recirculation.
9 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.
Heating or air-conditioning can only be used while the engine is running.
The automatic climate control system guarantees comfort in the passenger compartment and good visibility (except in the event of extreme conditions), while optimising consumption.
The system controls the fan speed, air distribution, air recirculation,starting and stopping the air conditioning, the heating and air temperature.
AUTO: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press button 1.
Adjusting the air temperature
Turn control 2 to obtain the desired temperature. The further the pointer is away from the heating stop position, the higher the temperature will be.
If the outdoor temperature is too high, the heating decreases automatically. This limits energy consumption and maintains the range of the vehicle.
Special note: the highest and lowest settings allow the system to produce maximum hot or cold temperature levels (“ LOW” and “HIGH" indicated on the multimedia display).
Some buttons have an operating tell-tale which indicates the operating status.
Deactivating the air-conditioning
The button 5 stops (warning light on) the operation of the air-conditioning.
To activate the air-conditioning, press the button 1. The integrated warning light in the button 5 will go out.
The air conditioning system is used for:
- lowering the temperature inside the passenger compartment;
- eliminating condensation more quickly.
The air conditioning does not operate when the exterior temperature is low.
Advice: to optimize vehicle range, deactivate the air conditioning when the outside temperature is comfortable.
Clear View function
Press button 3 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
This system quickly demists and de-ices the windscreen and the front side windows. It requires the automatic usage of the air-conditioning or the heating.
To exit this function, press the button marked 3.
The displayed temperature values show a comfort level.
When starting the engine, increasing or decreasing the value displayed will not allow the comfort level to be reached any more quickly. The system will always optimise the temperature increase or decrease (the ventilation system does not start instantly at maximum speed: it gradually increases). This may take several minutes.
Generally speaking, unless there is a particular reason not to, the dashboard air vents should remain open.
Preferably, use automatic mode.
In automatic mode (the button’s warning light 1 is lit), all heating and air-conditioning functions are controlled by the system.
You can always modify the choice of system; in this case, the warning light in the button 1 goes out.
Adjusting the ventilation speed
Turn the control 6 to one of the eight positions to start the ventilation system and adjust the power.
In this position:
- the air conditioning switches off automatically;
- the ventilation speed of air in the passenger compartment is zero;
- there is, however, a slight flow of air when the vehicle is moving.
This position should not normally be used.
Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Press one of the buttons 4 to select the air distribution. The integrated warning light in the button comes on.
It is possible to combine two positions simultaneously - press both buttons 4.
Ø The air flow is distributed between demisting air vents of the front side-window and the windscreen demisting vents.
½ All the air flow is directed to the dashboard vents.
¿ The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
Press button 9 - the integrated indicator light comes on. This function enables rapid demisting or de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing of the door mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit this function, press button 9 again. Demisting automatically stops.
In the event of freezing, manually de-ice the windscreen using a scraper rather than the de-icing/demisting function in order to reduce your energy consumption.
Air recirculation (isolation of the passenger compartment) K
This function is managed automatically but you can also activate it manually. In this case, the operation is confirmed by a warning light on the button 8.
Depending on the vehicle, the system determines whether or not air recirculation is used, based on the quality of the outside air.
The air quality is confirmed by the appearance of one of the following warning lights on the multimedia display (for the cleanest and the least clean air respectively):
- during recirculation, air is taken from the passenger compartment and is recycled, with no air being taken from outside the vehicle;
- air recirculation allows the external atmosphere to be cut off (when driving in polluted areas, etc.);
- the recirculation of air makes it possible to reach the desired passenger compartment temperature quicker.
Press button 8 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
Prolonged use of this position may lead to odours, caused by non-renewal of air, and the formation of condensation on the windows.
We therefore advise you to return to automatic mode as soon as air recirculation is no longer needed, by pressing button 8.
Stopping the function manually
Press the button 8 to stop the function. Air recirculation is then automatic.
The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.