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I have a 2020 base trim.... It would've been two months out of the showroom a couple of days back.
I been noticing - particularly on cold starts, that the tachometer reads (anywhere) between 1500 and 1800 rpm when I'm still idling in [P]ark.... It promptly drops down to 800-1000 rpm when I shift into gear - [R]everse or [D]rive, but 800-1000 rpm is what I'd expect to see when I first start her up, and am still idling in [P]. 馃馃
Now, I may well be wrong, but has anyone experienced - or is still experiencing, this?
Appreciate your feedback....
 

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That鈥檚 normal until it reaches operating temps. No worries. Just don鈥檛 gun it after a cold start.
 

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Many thanks @Whitesc!
Now, that you mention it, I do find that the tacho. reading does stabilise at 800-1000 rpm after a minute or two.... So, your advice is duly noted - and much appreciated(y)(y)
 

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I will say it does behave differently that other vehicles I own. Even after it's fully warmed up, when you first start the vehicle it likes to hold higher RPM for a bit longer than my other new vehicles.

Completely normal behavior though.
 

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Due to emissions requirements, GDI technology, oil dilution issues with so many manufacturers, this pretty much requires faster warm-up times. Hence I am not surprised by high RPM at idle. And with the use of 0w-XX oils, this higher RPM should not be a big issue, the oil pretty much flows like water when cold.
 
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