Volkswagen has never been one to shy away from new technology, even if it involves technology to cheat emissions tests. With the dieselgate scandal behind it, VW looks to keep American buyers heading to its showrooms with new legal tech goodies for its 2020 models.
The 2020 Volkswagen lineup will gain five key tech upgrades on select models: new-generation Car-Net with Wi-Fi, wireless charging, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
VW models gaining forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert for 2020 will include the e-Golf, Golf GTI, and Tiguan. These join other models in VW’s lineup that already included these standard safety features: the Atlas, Arteon, Golf, and Passat. The spread of these standard safety features will give nearly every VW model these important safety bits as standard, which is sure to please the IIHS until it decides to move the safety goalposts again.
The new-generation Car-Net with subscription-based Wi-Fi will spread to the Atlas, Arteon, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan. Wireless charging will become standard on the 2020 Jetta SE and SEL, Jetta GLI Autobahn, and all but the base Tiguan S.
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