VW Golf 8: software update to improve infotainment
In addition to navigation requests and the control of the seat heating, this also means searching for cafes in the area. According to the company, the processing time for inquiries has also increased significantly. Massive complaints from customers were heard here – since the Golf 8 was launched, many owners had to struggle with the sometimes inadequate infotainment.
New functions in Golf 8 infotainment are intended to protect against incorrect operation
Older Golf 8s have to go to the workshop for a software update
According to a report by the dpa news agency, the older vehicles of the series manufactured since 2019 will also receive the update and are asked to go to the workshops for this purpose. It should be about 220,000 Golf 8, whose owners will be contacted by VW in early 2022. In addition, the update should also be made available to the ID models piece by piece. It remains to be seen how the system gets along with the older hardware. Anyone who receives a Golf from the latest autumn facelift will receive the new software and hardware mix already on the farm. However, the Wolfsburg-based company does not name a specific date; the general lack of chips in the car industry is likely to play a role here.