The upcoming Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun SUVs will be offered with a new 'Play' infotainment system. It's the same 10.1-inch touchscreen unit that made its debut in the Volkswagen Nivus Coupe SUV. It's been jointly developed by Volkswagen Brazil and automotive component maker Visteon and offers 1540 x 720 pixels resolution. The system also gets a split-screen setup and obviously, supports rear-view camera as well. Moreover, the Play system features a range of downloadable applications and also some of them come pre-configured.
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Then, just like we have seen in the newer models like the MG Hector and Kia Seltos, it will also have user-defined profiles offering a long list of personalisation options. It will also offer Live-streaming of music and audio podcasts via SIM-based internet access, along with in-car Wi-Fi. It will have a "Valet mode" which owners will use to block all details via a pass-code before handing over the vehicle to the valet. Connected vehicle tech and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be offered.
Both, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun are expected to go on sale this summer and essentially are identical models. Both SUVs will be underpinned by the same MQB AO-IN platform and will have around 95 per cent localisation. Now the design and cabin of both models are different, but it'll sport the same touchscreen units. Both compact SUVs will rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and even MG Hector which are already equipped with advanced touchscreen units and connectivity tech.
Source: Autocar India