Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq, And Superb Are Set To Benefit From Extra Tech
As a part of their model year updates, Skoda has recently announced significant changes to the technology of the Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb in an attempt to provide their customers with better connectivity and a smoother software experience in their vehicles.
A new and exciting infotainment system
One of the most exciting changes announced by Skoda was that it would be upgrading the infotainment systems of the Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb to a new generation system based on the Volkswagen Group’s interface. This infotainment system includes Laura, an advanced digital voice assistant who understands 15 languages including Czech, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, and which also provides the option for additional features such as wireless SmartLink technology and internet radio.
Make use of SmartLink technology
With the wireless SmartLink upgrade, drivers will now be able to use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink without needing to plug in their phones to the infotainment system, and what’s more their devices can be programmed to connect automatically when they enter the vehicle, for a seamless transition. If the driver already has directions programmed into their phone, then thanks to Skoda’s new app-based functions these can now be transferred directly from the phone to the car’s sat-nav.
Store and connect up to 14 user profiles
The latest infotainment system also allows users to store up to 14 owner profiles and one guest profile which can also be transferred to different Skoda vehicles via the Skoda Cloud and through their Skoda Connect account. Stored information includes things such as preferred navigation settings as well as the preferred layout for the instrument panel, vehicle lighting settings, assistance system settings, climate control settings, and seat, and mirror positions. With these stored profiles, Skoda drivers can easily set up a new or hired vehicle to their exact specifications.
Bigger and better touchscreen and navigation
In terms of aesthetics, the touchscreen of the infotainment system has been upgraded to 8 inches as standard with ‘Amundsen’ navigation, with the option to upgrade to a 9.2-inch touchscreen system with ‘Columbus’ navigation if preferred. With the system now online, all map and software updates for the navigation systems can be conducted over the air, ensuring that the system stays up-to-date at all times and any new road-layouts are recorded.
USB-A to USB-C
For easier charging and connectivity when in the car, USB-C ports have been introduced into all three Skoda models as standard, replacing the old USB-A ports. For drivers who wish to have additional USB-C connectivity for a dash-cam or other device, there’s even the option to install a USB-C port into the rear-view mirror to eliminate trailing cables down the dashboard.
Here at Sinclair Skoda, we are certainly very excited about Skoda’s new technology upgrades and what they mean for Skoda drivers. To find out more about Skoda’s model year updates to the Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb, or to find a vehicle with the new infotainment system and navigation, get in touch with us on 01792 621710, and we’d be happy to help you.