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Volkswagen Australia adds CarPlay, Android Auto for MY16 updates

Various updates have been announced for the entire Volkswagen range in Australia, as part of the 2016 model year roll out.

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Most models, from the Polo, Golf, Jetta and Tiguan, gain a rear-view camera as standard, as well as an updated user interface now incorporating App-Connect USB technology with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink compatibility.

Other highlight changes include a new 6.5-inch touch-screen interface for the Polo 66TSI and 81TSI, Sport Select suspension for the Polo GTI, a 6.5-inch interface for the Golf 92TSI and a power hike of 2kW (from 90kW), and the new 6.5-inch screen for the Golf GTI and Golf R.

The Volkswagen Beetle and Scriocco R also gain the App-Connect system with CarPlay and Android Auto technology, while a new Golf Trendline variant has been introduced, equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels and auto headlights and wipers. Volkswagen Group Australia managing director, John White, said,

“Volkswagen has always stood for quality, innovation and value, and never has this been more true in the company’s history in Australia than with the arrival of our new model year vehicles.”

There have been some pricing changes, with the Polo range differing from cuts of $100 to $500 increases, the Golf from -$200 to +$700, the Golf GT dropping by $2000 to $1000, while the Beetle is $600 more and the Jetta Trendline has jumped $200. For all MY16 changes, see below:

POLO

Polo 66TSI Trendline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Polo 66TSI Trendline

  • Composition Media 6.5-inch (replaces Composition Colour 5.0-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)

Polo 81TSI Comfortline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Polo 81TSI Comfortline

  • Composition Media 6.5-inch (replaces Composition Colour 5.0-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)

Polo GTI
Additional features over and above the MY15 Polo GTI

  • Sport Select suspension (electronically adjustable dampers) Including sportier tuning of a range of parameters (such as steering, sound actuator and accelerator response) by pushing the Sport button
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)

Options

  • The optional driving comfort package (Comfortline) now includes Discover Media satellite navigation. The Rear View Camera (RVC) has been removed from the package as it is now standard equipment
  • The Rear View Camera (RVC) has been removed from the optional driver assistance package (GTI) as it is now standard equipment

GOLF AND GOLF WAGON

Golf 92TSI
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf 90TSI

  • 1.4 litre TSI engine with 92kW of power (+2kW) and 200Nm of torque
  • Composition Media 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)

Please note: The entry Golf Wagon has been discontinued

Golf and Golf Wagon 92TSI Trendline
NEW MODEL: Additional features over and above the MY16 Golf 92TSI

  • 15-inch Lyon alloy wheels (4)
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear with Optical Parking System (OPS)
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlight function
  • Automatically dimming interior rear-view mirror

Golf and Golf Wagon 92TSI Comfortline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf 90TSI Comfortline

  • 1.4 litre TSI engine with 92kW of power (+2kW) and 200Nm of torque
  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink

Please note: The Golf 90TSI Comfortline manual has been discontinued

Golf and Golf Wagon 110TSI Highline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf 103TSI Highline

  • 1.4 litre TSI engine with 110kW of power (+7kW) and 250Nm of torque
  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8”) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system

Golf and Golf Wagon 110TDI Highline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf 110TDI Highline

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system

Golf GTI
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf GTI

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime driving lights
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system

Golf GTI Performance
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf GTI Performance

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system

Golf R
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf R

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch (replaces 5.8-inch) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats

BEETLE

  • Introduction of App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard equipment
  • The Rear View Camera (RVC) with static guidance lines is now standard equipment

Options

  • Discover Media satellite navigation is now available as an individual option
  • The Blue Silk Metallic paint has been introduced

SCIROCCO R

  • Introduction of new generation Discover Media infotainment system to replace the RNS510 satellite navigation system
  • Introduction of App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard equipment

JETTA

Jetta 118TSI Trendline
Additional features over and above the MY15 Jetta 118TSI Trendline

  • Composition Media 6.5-inch (replaces RCD310) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink
  • Rear View Camera (RVC) with static guidance lines

Jetta Comfortline, Highline and Highline Sport models
Additional features over and above the respective MY15 Jetta models

  • Introduction of new generation Discover Media infotainment system to replace the RNS510 satellite navigation system
  • Introduction of App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard equipment

Options

  • The new Ruby Red Metallic paint has been introduced

TIGUAN

Tiguan 118TSI, 132TSI and 130TDI
Additional features over and above the respective MY15 Tiguan models

  • Composition Media 6.5-inch (replaces RCD510) high resolution touch screen display
  • App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink

Tiguan 155TSI R-Line
Additional features over and above the MY15 Tiguan 155TSI R-Line

  • Introduction of new generation Discover Media infotainment system to replace the RNS510 satellite navigation system
  • Introduction of App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard equipment

Options

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system is now available as an option for 132TSI and 130TDI models (replacing the RNS510 option)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.