I can agree with that. its a slight inconvience to me because those are things I like to monitor(in general and when I start the car up in the mornings) I want to make sure the car is at operating temps before I leave.No, there is no traditional temp gauge. Don`t know why they would remove it.
I would much rather have a real gage as well. Living in AZ the summers get outrageously hot and I've always liked to keep an eye on the engine temp. The only good thing I read is that the red "hot light" flashes as the vehicle gets close to being too hot.Blue light shows its cold and red which i hope will never show means hot. It is stupid how they removed it because technically you wouldnt know if your car was heating up until it is too late and the light is on. SO dumb