The Skoda Superb, Karoq and Kodiaq are getting new infotainment systems as part of their model year updates.
The upgrades are based on Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix and offer the Laura digital voice assistant, as well as internet radio and wireless SmartLink technology.
Latest USB-C sockets are replacing the familiar USB-A ports, and a USB-C above the rear-view mirror is now optional.
The infotainment functions in the Skoda Scala and Kamiq – which already use this system – are also being expanded and upgraded accordingly.
Smartphones can be paired via wireless SmartLink technology and Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink, and infotainment apps include news or weather reports.
The Bolero infotainment and Amundsen navigation systems each come with an 8-inch touchscreen, while the top-of-the-range Columbus navigation variant has a 9.2-inch screen.
Map and software updates or on-demand functions such as navigation for the Bolero system are updated ‘over the air’.
This latest generation of infotainment also offers the option of online personalisation, which enables custom settings stored in the user’s own Skoda Connect account.
This means drivers can take their preferred settings with them when receiving their next Skoda or access them in another Skoda – for example within the family or fleet of company cars, or when renting a vehicle.
Up to 14 owner profiles and one guest profile can be conveniently set up for each car using the on-board system as well.
All data is stored online in the Skoda cloud and is constantly synchronised.
Preferred layouts for the Virtual Cockpit instrument panel and lighting settings as well as seat and mirror positions are all stored.
Settings can also be stored for assistance systems and the automatic climate control.
In addition to the Superb, Kodiaq and Karoq, the Scala and Kamiq will also come with the option of online personalisation.