Columbus sat-nav Standard Key features: Connectivity, Wifi hotspot
Top-spec Edition trim gets Skoda’s most advanced Columbus 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard, boasting a really strong level of kit.
There’s Wifi hotspot capability with connected services, wireless phone charging, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well as gesture control that lets you change the volume or radio station with the swish of a finger in mid-air; it’s a techy touch, but one that doesn’t always work so reliably.
The bright screen, sharp graphics and simple menu layout make the system easy to use on the move, but it’s a shame the glossy screen picks up fingerprints. Still, it’s easily the most logical and advanced set-up of the three in this test, highlighting another area where Skoda is ahead of its newer rivals. The Columbus system moves between menus faster and generally feels slicker than its competitors’ units.
Screen Biggest screen here provides clear view and choice of modes for the standard sat-nav. Menus are easy to operate, and smartphone connectivity is impressive