Digital instruments and map display now available to order on Karoq, Octavia and Superb; Kodiaq to get the tech soon
8 October 2018

Skoda has become the latest VW Group manufacturer to adopt the 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument display as an option across many of its models.

The Virtual Cockpit has been available for some time across much of VW and Audi's range, and has also recently been added to select Seat and Cupra models. It's now available on the Skoda Octavia, Superb and Karoq, and will be added to the Kodiaq range later this year.

Costing £450, the system looks broadly similar to that found on other VW Group models, featuring a large high-definition TFT screen with a customisable layout and 3D graphics in place of the traditional analogue dials. The system allows users to prioritise the instruments over the sat-nav map or vice versa, with entertainment, trip and driving assist information screens also customisable. Controls mounted on the steering wheel allow you to flick between different displays and zoom into the map. 

Virtual Cockpit can be specified on Octavia and Superb models from SE spec and above, and from SE L spec and above on Karoq and Kodiaq models. For the Kodiaq, specifying it on SE L and Scout models costs £550, instead of the £450 price for other trim levels in the range. 

The system is unlikely to be added to lesser models in Skoda's range, such as the Rapid, Fabia and Citigo, because those cars use an older platform and dashboard design. Cost reasons also rule out these cheaper models from benefitting from the tech. 

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8 October 2018

The more I read about these virtual screens the more I dislike them and hope they remain optional, especially in 15 years time when I might wish to run one as practical classic.

Still each to their own (I just don't see £500 worth of benefit)

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

8 October 2018

They are extremely convenient. Esp wrt having sat nav, media info under your nose at a touch of a button. Far preferable to using center console,

8 October 2018

I'd rather have the sat nav in nearer my field of vision when looking forward (old Volvo's and A3 have it in the best position) than look at something under my nose.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

8 October 2018

You may well, but you are still wrong. And anyway, the real reson you dislike them is that you are a farty old curmudgeon. 15 yo practicle classic! GTFO.

9 October 2018
John Fox wrote:

You may well, but you are still wrong. And anyway, the real reson you dislike them is that you are a farty old curmudgeon. 15 yo practicle classic! GTFO.

So for not liking digital dials you reply with "How wrong can you be" which doesn't make sense  as I'm pretty sure I don't like them and would rather keep £500 than look at a 80's Amstrad hi-fi.    

 I don't even know what a 'curmudgeon' is.  Did you get it from watching a Harry Potter film??

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

8 October 2018

 Being cynical but, isn’t that VW tossing a few tit bits to there tame Lion?, virtual cockpit has been around long enough to be old hat now.

Peter Cavellini.

8 October 2018

Question from above: the 9.2" central display remains, you can have navigation on either screen. Drivers can then choose whether map data is straight ahead or in the dash. My personal preference would be to have it straight ahead then use the central dash screen for other functions.


8 October 2018

My partner has the Virtual Cockpit on her Tiguan and it is rather annoying that its not enabled for full screen mappage from Android Auto/Google Maps

I assume this system is much the same and only Audi and the likes get hte upgrade to inbuilt Google Earth

Not a deal breaker but it is a miss ..!!!

9 October 2018
Let's hope it's there after you pay for it
Just took delivery of my new Kodiaq Edition only to find no WiFi charging or Data SIM both in bruchure when order placed
Seems they just change there mind and don't inform you
A big con
Russell Ellis

9 October 2018
Let's hope it's there after you pay for it
Just took delivery of my new Kodiaq Edition only to find no WiFi charging or Data SIM both in bruchure when order placed
Seems they just change there mind and don't inform you
A big con
Russell Ellis

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