Volkswagen has announced today Volkswagen Connect, an intelligent connected vehicle assistance, new Lapiz Blue body color across its popular carlines – Polo, Ameo and Vento.
Volkswagen Connect is an intelligent, connected vehicle assistant that offers a seamless connected car experience to drivers. The interactive ‘Connect’ app enables users to connect their car to their smartphone through a “Plug and Play” data dongle fitted to the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port of the car. Once installed and connected with a smartphone via Bluetooth, customers can experience advanced connected features such as trip tracking, fuel cost monitoring, driving behavior and much more.
The Connect app is compatible with both Android and iOS platforms and is available to download at the Google Play and App Store respectively.
The key highlights of the Connect App are:
1. Trip tracking: Users can track every trip made by the car when the phone is connected to the car
2. Fuel cost monitor: Users can keep a tab on their monthly or trip wise fuel costs
3. Driving behavior: The driving behavior monitor enables users to monitor their driving styles. Individual scores are given for acceleration, braking, engine speed, engine temperature etc. for every trip which enables users to improve their driving efficiency by altering their driving style
4. Location sharing: This feature enables users to share their last parking locations with their loved ones even after moving away from that location
5. SOS call: Customers now need not memorize or store the customer care or RSA number. The app can directly connect a call to the helplines from the user’s phone
6. Service appointment: The app can automatically inform the dealership when the customers car is due for service. With this intimation, the dealer workshop can contact the customer and offer an appointment at a convenient time.
The new features announced for the car range are listed below:
|Polo||· Lapiz Blue color
· Moon stone coloured Radio surround trim
· Glove box light
· Rear USB charging port
· 16“ Portago Gray Alloy wheels
|· Chequered seat fabrics – Polo GT
· Leatherette seat fabrics – Polo
|Vento||· Dual front side airbags
· 15“ Diamond cut linas (Allstar) – HL
· Body colour rear spoiler