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Volkswagen MY16 changes Polo, Golf, GTI, Golf Wagon, Beetle, Passat, Jetta and Tiguan (Australia)

Volkswagen Australia have announced a wide range of upgrades to its model line-up with the arrival of MY16 vehicles in the coming weeks. These significant upgrades across all major models represents the biggest model year update in the local company’s history, and reaffirms Volkswagen’s commitment to offering exceptional quality and value to its customers.

From MY16, Volkswagen’s key models, including Polo, Golf, Jetta and Tiguan will benefit from the standard inclusion of a rear-view camera on all models in the range, as well as, for the first time, App-Connect USB interface for Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink™. This innovative feature offers far enhanced connectivity for drivers with their mobile phones. Further adding to the long list of standard equipment on key models, customers will be able to enjoy the features of App-Connect on an upgraded 6.5-inch Composition Media high resolution touch screen display, also standard across the range.

Volkswagen Group Australia Managing Director, John White, welcomed the arrival of the new MY16 range: “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,” White said. “It’s great to be able to offer our customers the best of German engineering, and in the coming weeks and months, our customers will be able to get even more bang for their bucks,” White continued.

The MY16 model range will begin to arrive in Volkswagen dealerships across the country in the coming weeks, with models available to order immediately.

Pricing for some models in the MY16 range has also changed:

  • Polo pricing changes from -$100 to +$500
  • Golf and Golf Wagon pricing changes from -$200 to +$700
  • Golf GTI price drop from -$1000 to -$2000
  • Beetle price rise of +$600
  • Jetta Trendline price rise +$200

A full list of MY16 upgrades and changes is available below:

Polo

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

  • Composition Media 6.5” (replaces Composition Colour 5.0”) 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” (replaces Composition Colour 5.0”) 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” (replaces 5.8”) 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” 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” 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” (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” (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 GTI
Additional features over and above the MY15 Golf GTI

  • Discover Media satellite navigation system with 6.5” (replaces 5.8”) 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” (replaces 5.8”) 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” (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

Beetle

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

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” (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” (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)

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