On-Road Driving O n - R o a d D r i v i n g I N S T R U M E N T S A N D W A R N I N G L I G H T S Before driving it is important to fully understand the function of the instruments and warning lights (see ‘INSTRUMENT PANEL’, page 65).
NOTE: Red warning lights are of particular importance, illumination indicating that a fault exists. If a red light illuminates, always stop the vehicle and seek qualified assistance before continuing.
VEHICLE HEIGHT CAUTION: The overall height of your vehicle exceeds that of ordinary passenger cars (for convenience the height is shown on the underside of the sun visor). Always be aware of the height of your vehicle and check the available headroom before driving through low entrances. This is particularly important if the vehicle is fitted with a roof rack or if a sunroof is open.
POWER ASSISTED STEERING The hydraulic power-assisted steering is progressively geared; when steering straight ahead gearing is relatively low, but becomes progressively higher as the steering wheel is turned.
NOTE: Power assistance is dependent on the engine running. If the engine is not running, a much greater effort will be required to steer the vehicle.
WARMING UP In the interests of fuel economy, it is advisable to drive the vehicle straight away, remembering that harsh acceleration or laboring the engine before the normal operating temperature has been reached can damage the engine.
When the engine is cold, engine idle speeds will be faster than normal. Under these circumstances, use the foot brake to control the vehicle until the engine is warm and running at normal speed, and be aware of the need to take additional care when manoeuvring the vehicle.