Sales (08) 8426 8080 Services & Parts (08) 9262 0000

The 2021 Skoda Lineup Is Set To Impress. All New Generation Of Infotainment Systems.

Skoda Scala blue color

Get ready for a new generation of upgraded infotainment systems set to be rolled out across all of Skoda’s vehicles, ushering a new era of infotainment and connectivity like never before.

Skoda recently announced that new infotainment systems are being introduced into its flagship Superb as well as its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs for the start of the 2021 model year. The range of infotainment functions in the Skoda Scala and Kamiq compact models is also being expanded and upgraded accordingly.

Based on the Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix, the new infotainment offerings include state-of-the-art technology, innovative applications and mobile services. Some notable features include a digital voice assistant called Laura, a built in e-SIM, more advanced personalisation settings, Internet radio, wireless SmartLink+ technology and more.

Let’s take a look at some of what we can expect.

Introducing Laura and the Possibilities of the Internet

Thanks to a built-in eSIM, the infotainment systems will feature permanent internet connection across the board (except for the base 6.5-inch touchscreen display), opening up the world of online services and applications.

Map and software updates or on-demand functions such as navigation can now be received and downloaded ‘over the air’ (OTA). With data allowance provided through Skoda, you don’t have to worry about using up your mobile quota.

Your destination can also be transferred directly from the Skoda Connect app to the sat-nav system. From there you can get useful real-time information like traffic warnings, route calculations, and finding nearby petrol or charging stations, or the closest available parking spot.

Keep up-to-date with access to news feeds and weather reports, and with the new Internet Radio you can listen to your favourite radio show or station, wherever you are.

Through an onboard Shop, customers can select additional data plans, for example to provide passengers with a data allowance via a Wi-Fi hotspot.

With Amundsen and Columbus systems, a Skoda ID account can now be created directly from the vehicle; with the relevant Internet availability.

And all the navigation, infotainment and telephony services can all be operated hands-free with the help of Laura, Skoda’s digital voice assistant. Just as you have Siri on your phone and Alexa at home, Laura is your friend while behind the wheel of a Skoda.  Laura can understand and process fluently spoken sentences in as many as 15 different languages such as English, Czech, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

In addition, SmartLink+ technology that allows you to pair your smartphone using Apple CarPlay / Android Auto / MirrorLink wirelessly to your Skoda. No messy cables.

Bigger screens and USB-C

Aside from all the wonderful software features, some physical upgrades have also been made, such as larger standard touchscreens. The Bolero infotainment and Amundsen navigation systems each now come with an 8-inch touchscreen, while the top-of-the-range Columbus navigation variant boasts a 9.2-inch screen.

Modern USB-C sockets are now included instead of older USB-A ports, as well as a 230-volt socket in the rear for some models. An optional USB-C slot above the rear-view mirror is also available (conveniently placed to power a dashcam for example).

Keep and transfer your own personal settings

The latest generation of infotainment also offers the option of online personalisation, where you can save your own custom settings your online Skoda Connect account and transfer them into any other Skoda through that account, so no more spending time fiddling with and changing settings every time you change drivers or get into a new car, just download your settings and you’re good to go.

Each car gets up to 14 owner profiles and one guest profile – and each person can save their own preferred settings such as the Virtual Cockpit layout, climate control, driver assistance systems, light settings, and seat and mirror positions to the way they want.

Recent Blogs

The Ultimate Škoda Kamiq Review

The Ultimate Škoda Kamiq Review

Since its 2019 debut in the Australian market, the Škoda Kamiq has become a standout in the compact SUV market. Renowned for blending practicality with a touch of European flair, the Kamiq offers a variety of models each year, each enhancing the vehicle’s appeal. This blog will briefly cover each model year to highlight how […]

Car Smells Like Rotten Eggs? Here’s Why

Car Smells Like Rotten Eggs? Here’s Why

Mechanical problems with your car can manifest in a variety of ways. It’s usually pretty obvious and can involve clunky engine sounds, puffs of smoke, warning lights, or a failure of the engine to start. Another telltale sign is when your car smells like rotten eggs, which typically indicates issues such as a malfunctioning catalytic […]

How to choose a remarkable crossover SUV and never look back. Skoda Kamiq vs Skoda Karoq.

How to choose a remarkable crossover SUV and never look back. Skoda Kamiq vs Skoda Karoq.

Skoda Kamiq vs Skoda Karoq : The market for compact or baby SUVs is booming, both in sales and across showrooms. With the introduction of the newest addition to Skoda’s SUV range, the Kamiq offers buyers yet another tantalizing choice. The Skoda Kamiq is the smallest member in the SUV range, sitting in under its […]

Skoda Fabia VS Volkswagen Golf Comparison

Skoda Fabia VS Volkswagen Golf Comparison

Welcome to our exploration of two prominent vehicles in the compact car market: the Skoda Fabia and the Volkswagen Golf. Both models stand as testaments to automotive excellence, each boasting a rich history and a loyal following. The Skoda Fabia, our pride at Perth City Skoda, has carved a niche for itself with its blend […]

5 Most Common Causes of Car Breakdowns

5 Most Common Causes of Car Breakdowns

Modern vehicles, with their advanced technology, are vastly more intricate than the simpler cars of the past. Earlier, cars primarily consisted of basic components like carbureted engines, gearboxes, and differentials. The absence of complex computers and electronic systems made them easier for owners to diagnose and fix. However, these older models lacked the comfort, features, […]

Configure Your ŠKODA