Our test car came equipped with Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system as standard. The 8.0in touchscreen incorporated features such as: DAB radio; Bluetooth connectivity; voice recognition and Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring (although you have to pay extra for the latter on entry-grade cars). A factory-installed sat-nav system is available higher up the trim range, but if you’re willing to use your own smartphone data, the lack of one won’t prove too much of a problem.
We had no qualms about the system’s functionality, either. The display is clear and easy to read, and the touchscreen is responsive to touch and swipe gestures. Dedicated shortcut ‘buttons’ border the screen and make it that much easier to navigate the system’s various functions. They are far preferable to those units which are controlled exclusively through the touchscreen. Likewise, it’s good to see Volkswagen sticking with proper knobs for controlling the volume and for scrolling.