Published on November 4th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair


Volkswagen Tiguan’s Instrument Cluster Has 6 View Modes

One of the major selling points of the new Volkswagen Tiguan Highline is its digital instrument cluster, or ‘Active Info Display’. It’s very, very versatile. Today, we thought we might highlight one aspect – the number of view modes you can configure it to.

In ‘Classic’, you get a clean layout. The gear selection is shown within the rev counter (note the small ‘P’) and the speed is shown within the speedometer.

In ‘Gear & Speed’ mode, the dials shift, making space in the middle of the tacho and speedo for those two pieces of information to be more clearly displayed.

Go into ‘Consumption & Range’ view mode and the layout changes once more. This time, you get a reading of your average consumption within the tacho, while the speedo shows you your range. A ‘sub’ dial within each dial also gives you an indication of real time consumption and relative range.

‘Efficiency’ view keeps the tachometer seeting from the previous view but gives you live feedback on how aggressively you’re driving. At least that’s what it looks like to us.

In navigation mode, you get well, navigation. If you load a route out on the main module, the centre of the display shows a digital map. We’ll highlight this feature more in the review. Without navigating, you still get information about the car’s direction. There also seems to be an altitude indicator within the tacho.

Offroad mode is quite interesting. It keeps the compass for directional awareness, but now shows how much the wheel is tilted.

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