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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Gear-change indicator

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

In some vehicles, the instrument cluster will show which gear should be selected while the vehicle is in motion to reduce fuel consumption.

Display Meaning
The current gear is optimal.
A higher gear is recommended.
A lower gear is recommended.

In vehicles with a manual gearbox the recommended gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down into the gear shown will be displayed in the form of an arrow.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox if the selector lever is in the tiptronic position, the current gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down a gear will be displayed in the form of an arrow   .

Information on cleaning the diesel particulate filter

The exhaust management system detects when a diesel particulate filter is filling up and aids the filter's self-cleaning process by recommending the most suitable gear when driving. This may mean driving with increased engine speed in exceptional cases   .

CAUTION

The gear-change indicator is only designed to assist the driver and cannot replace the driver's own judgement.

Driving in the correct gear can reduce fuel consumption.

Gear-change indicator display goes out when the clutch is depressed in vehicles with a manual gearbox or when Tiptronic position is deselected in vehicles with an automatic gearbox.

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