› New Swing Plus infotainment system with 6.5-inch touchscreen and SmartLink+ technology
› Online information and remote access to vehicle functions
› ŠKODA Media Command allows operation of the infotainment system functions on up to two connected tablets or other smart devices
› ŠKODA Connect now with expanded range of functions
For a modern, young target group, there is little that dominates their daily lives today as much as digitalisation and connectivity. The revised ŠKODA FABIA’s infotainment offering is always kept up to date with new ŠKODA Connect services. The Swing Plus infotainment system is available in the ŠKODA FABIA for the first time. Just like the Swing radio and the top model, Amundsen, it is operated via a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen and can be paired with mobile devices.
Infotainment – 6.5-inch screens and plenty of connectivity options
There is a choice of four audio and infotainment systems for the revised ŠKODA FABIA. Even the basic audio system, Blues, offers USB and SD card interfaces, whilst the Swing, Swing Plus and Amundsen infotainment systems can be operated via a 6.5-inch touchscreen. External devices can be connected via Bluetooth and USB. The Swing Plus and the Amundsen infotainment systems also support SmartLink+ technology (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink™ and SmartGate). This enables the use of smartphone apps on the infotainment system’s display. The Amundsen model features a second Bluetooth interface and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Upon request, it also benefits from Infotainment Online and can be operated using voice control. In combination with the Swing, Swing Plus and Amundsen models, DAB radio, rear-view camera and two USB ports for the rear seats are available as options.
Using digital content is particularly easy with the Amundsen infotainment system in combination with ŠKODA Media Command 2.0. The free ŠKODA app enables the operation of the infotainment system functions on up to two tablets that are connected via Wi-Fi. With the new parental control function, parents can control what their children watch in the rear. Paired devices can also be used as a remote control, e.g. for adjusting the volume. In addition, navigation destinations can be sent to the navigation system.
Top-in-class Connectivity: ŠKODA Connect
Mobility is more than just a journey from A to B. This is why ŠKODA Connect offers a continuously growing range of services for the ŠKODA FABIA which make automotive life easier and safer. The ŠKODA Connect mobile online services consist of Infotainment Online and Care Connect as well as the Emergency Call.
Via Infotainment Online, the Amundsen infotainment system receives online traffic information in real time, weather reports, petrol prices and information about available parking spaces. The Care Connect services include the Proactive Service function as well as remote vehicle access. If necessary, Proactive Service establishes a connection to customer care or a garage. Here, queries are answered, or vehicle service appointments made. In addition, following a one-off registration, the vehicle can be accessed remotely via the ŠKODA Connect web portal or the ŠKODA Connect app (including smartwatches). Information that can be accessed includes the vehicle’s location, the fuel level and whether the windows are closed. The Emergency Call can be made manually; however, it will automatically call for assistance when the restraint systems have been deployed.
The specified fuel consumption and emission data have been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. Since 1st September 2017, certain new vehicles are already being type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. Starting on September 1st 2018, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) will be replaced by the WLTP in stages. Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC. We are currently still required by law to state the NEDC figures. In the case of new vehicles which have been type-approved according to the WLTP, the NEDC figures are derived from the WLTP data. It is possible to specify the WLTP figures voluntarily in addition until such time as this is required by law. In cases where the NEDC figures are specified as value ranges, these do not refer to a particular individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the sales offering. They are intended exclusively as a means of comparison between different vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (e.g. add-on parts, different tyre formats, etc.) may change the relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and, in conjunction with weather and traffic conditions and individual driving style, may affect fuel consumption, electrical power consumption, CO₂ emissions and the performance figures for the vehicle.