We are moving towards simplification and above all simplicity save lots of money. I remember 1st gen and the SSR G versions of 2nd gen surf had oil pressure guage and later it was replaced with just a light indicating low pressure. Now no car has oil pressure guage. Dont know how much bucks the company saves.
Now they thought to do away with temp guage (considered most imp guage). Look for the SSR-G version of city - may be that has a temp guage as a luxuary.
What next?? ...fuel guage