Skoda is introducing Virtual Cockpit to the Karoq, Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq ranges.
The new, fully programmable, digital instrument panel gives Skoda customers the option to replace traditional analogue dials and gauges with a high-definition electronic display for the first time.
Drivers can customise the layout of the screen to suit their tastes and journey requirements. In total, five different basic layouts are available, all of which can be individually programmed to fine-tune their appearance.
The Classic layout presents both the tachometer and the speedometer as round instruments to the right and left of the display. The area between can be configured – for example with a display of the current entertainment programme or navigation map, which also has a zoom function.
The Extended layout has a main display covering the entire width of the panel – for example with the current entertainment program or navigation map.
The Modern layout has a large display in the centre, which can feature the navigation map. Additional information, such as gear selection or traffic sign information, can be placed to the left, right, and above the map.
The Basic layout shows two large displays – such as the current speed and the distance remaining. Additional information can be displayed at the top and bottom of the display. If the route guidance is activated, the navigation arrow will be displayed in the centre.
The Sports layout shows a single, centralised, large dial containing the speedometer and rev counter, with space for additional customisable information to be placed at either side of the dial.
Virtual Cockpit is available on Octavia and Superb models from SE variants upwards at a cost of £450.
For Skoda’s SUV range, the technology is available on Karoq from SE L upwards for £450, and Kodiaq from SE L upwards. The system is priced at £450 for SportLine, Edition and L&K variants, and £550 when specified on SE L and Scout models.