Skoda Octavia, Superb, Kodiaq and Karoq to Receive New Active Info Display
The Fully Digital Instrument Display
Skoda has a fantastic reputation for innovation, but when Volkswagen and Audi models are in the stable, you can expect the technology to be taken to a whole new level. The German Skoda siblings have recently opted for fully digital instrument clusters, so it seemed inevitable that the Czech brand would follow suit.
The Skoda version of the VW Active Info Display measures 12.3 inches or 31 centimetres. The display provides the advantages of a conventional instrument cluster with a high-res colour display. The display will allow you to select the specific data you want to see in addition to your usual gauges such as the speedometer, odometer and rev counter.
High Global Demand
Skoda Australia had plans for select models to receive the active info display to be first seen on the all new Karoq. This crossover is highly anticipated and is due to be launched in early July. However, the brand did not predict the high global demand for this fancy technology. This pushed back the release of this technology locally and means it won’t make its debut until the fourth quarter this year in the 2019 model year updates.
What We Know So Far
The Active Info Display actually had its debut on the Karoq during its 2017 reveal. It then made its way onto the Skoda Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq when the 2019 updates were revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
However, Skoda HQ has kept many key details under wraps. It is anticipated that this new tech will be offered as a cost option for most grades. Although, it is likely that the high spec Skoda Octavia, Superb, and Kodiaq will feature this new display as standard. It is expected that the Sportline and RS Skoda Octavia Wagon will include the display in the next model year.
Will it Extend to the Whole Skoda Range?
At the moment, it appears that the Rapid and Fabia will miss out on this new technology. However, the Superb, Kodiaq and Octavia are being updated for 2019, so it is likely that the next generation Rapid and Fabia will feature the new digital instruments. For now, we’ll simply have to wait and see.
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