For the 2016 model year, the Volkswagen Beetle has been given a suite of updated technology features that help to make driving one more enjoyable than ever. In this review, we’ll a closer look at the technology features of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle so you can learn more about the car’s capabilities. Our team at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine has provided this complimentary resource.
Volkswagen Beetle Entertainment Technology
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle features an updated MIB II infotainment system, available with either a 5- or a 6.3-inch color touchscreen display. This system offers a variety of media source input options, including AUX-in, SD card slots, and a USB multimedia interface with Apple iPhone® and iPod® compatibility.
Drivers can also stream music wirelessly from their compatible smartphones using Bluetooth® technology or listen to music, sports, news, and more with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and HD Radio. Enjoy all of these audio options and more on the Fender® Premium Audio System offered in the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle.
Convenience and Connectivity Technology in the Volkswagen Beetle
The updated infotainment system of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle adds smartphone integration with VW Car-Net® App-Connect technology. Owners with any of the three available connected car systems (Apple CarPly®, Android Auto™, or MirrorLink®) will be able to access a number of their smartphone apps by using the in-vehicle display and controls. This includes SMS text messaging among other features. Drivers can also sync two phones to the infotainment system simultaneously.
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle features an available 2.5D navigation system with one-shot voice destination entry, destination entry with quick search and auto-complete, and destination prediction based on commonly used routes.
With VW Car-Net Guide & Inform, drivers will have access to real-time fuel prices, sports scores, movie times, and weather from their SiriusXM Travel Link three-month trial plus real-time traffic information from a four-year trial of SiriusXM Traffic.
In addition to that, VW Car-Net Security & Service allows drivers to remotely access their Volkswagen Beetle and lock or unlock the doors, honk the horn and flash lights, find the last parked location, and run a status check to see what doors and windows are open or closed. You can also send a location from your smart device to the vehicle’s navigation system.
Volkswagen Beetle Safety Technology
All 2016 Volkswagen Beetle models come standard with a rearview camera, which provides increased visibility of what’s behind the vehicle when shifted in reverse. Certain trims also feature Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
The Blind Spot Monitor system uses radar sensors to monitor the blind spots next to the vehicle. When another vehicle is detected, a flashing indicator light displays on the outer edge of the exterior side mirrors.
The Rear Traffic Alert system also uses radar sensors to detect both stationary objects behind the vehicle and vehicles approaching from the side that could be out of the driver’s view. If a threat is detected, the system will give an acoustic warning and apply the brakes if necessary to help avoid a collision.
Learn More About the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Technology Features
We hope you found this review helpful. If you’d like to know more about these technology features and the other specification of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, schedule a test drive at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you explore this iconic vehicle.