Configuration now possible: launch of the new Polo with standard Digital Cockpit and Infotainment system
Volkswagen has developed a technical and visual update for the Polo. Pre-sales are starting now with extended standard features. One of the features that are always on board is the Digital Cockpit – digital instruments with a display diameter of 20.32 cm. The Digital Cockpit is operated by means of the now also standard multifunction steering wheel. Also included in the basic price: the Composition Infotainment system with a 15.5-cm touchscreen (for the Polo and Life trim levels). As an alternative to the buttons on the unit itself, the driver can also control many functions via the multifunction steering wheel – including access to the integrated Bluetooth mobile phone interface, digital radio reception (DAB+) and volume control. The standard features also include various online services and functions of We Connect (unlimited activation) and We Connect Plus (activated for one year). A wide range of information can also be accessed by smartphone from outside the Polo – such as the status of the central locking system, the driving data or the current parking position. If the parked Polo has been left unlocked accidentally, even this can be changed via smartphone. With the Polo Life trim level, App-Connect is also always on board. Here, native smartphone apps – including telephone, music, news, calendar and voice control (Siri / Google Assistant) functions – can be integrated into the Infotainment system.
In this case, the functions are enhanced with the Digital Cockpit Pro, which features a 26.04-cm display (optional for Life and R-Line trim levels). For example, a large map view can be shown on the display in vehicles with navigation function.
But Ready 2 Discover offers much more: the navigation function can also be activated subsequently as a feature on demand via the system’s In-Car Shop. The two navigation systems Discover Media (display diagonal 20.32 cm) and Discover Pro (screen diagonal of 23.5 cm) are also available as optional extras. A camera integrated into the windscreen is also connected to the systems’ Dynamic Road Sign Display function. Additionally, Discover Pro is equipped with intuitive voice control that can be used to operate the radio, telephone and navigation functions.
If the new Polo is ordered with the optional two-zone automatic air conditioner (Climatronic), this system also features digital control for the first time. In a nutshell: never before has a Polo been so digital, connected, informative and communicative.
Jun 22, 2021 at 19:27