Based on VW Group's 3rd-gen Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3), these new infotainment systems allow transferring of personal vehicle settings from one Skoda vehicle to another.
Skoda's flagship, the Superb, along with the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, is getting a new infotainment system as part of the model year update in select international markets. These systems, already offered on the new Scala and Kamiq, will also receive some updates.
The new infotainment systems are based on Volkswagen's 3rd-gen Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) and offer some top-of-the-line online features, such as wireless SmartLink (for connecting and pairing smartphones), Internet radio and Skoda's new 'Laura' voice assistant (capable of receiving commands in 15 languages). Also, the conventional USB-A ports have been replaced by new USB-Type C ports. An optional USB-C port above the inner rear-view mirror is also available to power dash cams or any other equipment.
Further, custom vehicle settings can now be stored on a Skoda connect cloud account, which can be accessed in any Skoda vehicle equipped with the new infotainment system. Therefore, a driver can basically 'carry' his settings and personal preferences, ranging from volume settings to seat and mirror positions, from one Skoda vehicle to another. Each car / system can have up to 14 different setting profiles.
The lower-spec models will receive the smaller 8-inch touchscreen unit running the Amundsen navigation system. The higher-spec models will receive a larger 9.2-inch screen, which runs the more elaborate Columbus navigation system.