The upgrades can be selected and installed in the display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.

Pre-programmed for your future.

This is an offer by Volkswagen AG, Germany.

Wishing you all the (belated) best for the future.

We Connect2 is your introduction to the latest generation of mobile online services in many Volkswagen models. Your vehicle is ready to go online from the outset if you want it, and there are many We Connect services available. After one-time activation and logging in with your Volkswagen ID, We Connect makes your day-to-day more pleasant and convenient. You can now also activate selected new functions for your Volkswagen after it has been purchased. Customisable to suit your needs at a later date. Simply go to your In-Car Shop in the infotainment system or to the We Connect web shopOpens an external link. Upgrades1 available for your vehicle are available to view here as a We Connect primary user and conveniently purchase them directly online.


Your Volkswagen never stops learning: Upgrades for We Connect-ready vehicles

Whether it's a T-Roc, Tiguan, Touran or Polo, if you need a navigation system in your VW, you can simply buy and add it on.

Navigation: know where to go

Want improved navigation? Then add navigation functions for your “Ready 2 Discover” infotainment system and enhance your vehicle with intuitive navigation. Activating these functions allows you to access integrated, intuitive navigation with a map display for Europe and points of interest (POIs). Once activated in the vehicle, these functions are permanently available to you and do not require an Internet connection or a We Connect contract. As well as these handy offline functions, you can access additional useful online services with the We Connect Plus licence. The Online Traffic Information service keeps you, the primary user, informed of changes and hazards along your route almost in real time, while the Online Route Calculation service provides optimal and forward-looking route guidance. Online Map Update automatically updates your map material at regular intervals when your vehicle is online, when you select the ‘Share my position’ setting in your infotainment system.

Voice control can be activated as an upgrade later – allowing you control your VW with your natural speaking voice.

Voice Control3: “Hello Volkswagen

Your Volkswagen understands you. By saying “Hello Volkswagen”, you enter into a natural dialogue – for safe and convenient control of selected telephony, media or navigation functions. Activate voice control for your infotainment system Ready 2 Discover 4 or Discover Media and control numerous vehicle functions using your voice. After all, depending on the vehicle model and equipment, many selected functions can be controlled using your voice. This allows you to focus completely on the road and enjoy driving even more.

We Upgrade - Access your smartphone data quickly and easily

App Connect5: Access your apps in your car

With App-Connect, selected apps and content are transmitted directly to the display of the infotainment system in your Volkswagen and can be comfortably and clearly controlled within your line of vision. That makes it incredibly easy to access music, news, maps or audiobooks, for example. Volkswagen offers three interfaces for connecting smartphones, with numerous options: Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ by Google and MirrorLink®. Wireless use of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ by Google is also available as an upgrade for the “Discover Media” navigation system and “Ready 2 Discover”. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey.

More upgrades for your Golf

ACC is a system available to add onto your VW Golf that detects vehicles in front of you and automatically keeps a set distance from them.

Adaptive Cruise Control ACC6: Keeps a distance. And to speed limits.

Adaptive Cruise Control ACC keeps to a constant pre-set speed of your choice, up to 210 km/h. When your Golf approaches another vehicle in front, ACC adapts the speed automatically and is therefore able to keep your pre-set distance from the other vehicle (within the system’s limits).

You can even add the Light Assist system onto your Golf 8 as an upgrade.

Light Assist: Dazzle-free. In virtually every situation.

With the Light Assist main beam control system, you’ll see driving at night in your Golf in a whole new light. Light Assist uses a camera installed behind the windscreen to detect oncoming traffic or vehicles driving ahead and automatically switch between dipped and main beam (within the system’s limits). The future’s bright (but not too bright).

You can also install Dynamic Road Sign Display in your Golf 8 later for a fee.

Dynamic Road Sign Display: shows you what’s important.

Dynamic Road Sign Display can detect speed limits, overtaking bans and hazard signs on camera (within system limitations) and show this on the multi-function display. So it’s easier to keep track of what's going on in traffic.

Upgrades allow you to expand the selection of background lighting colours in your VW Golf 8.

Mood Lighting: For inner peace.

Give your Golf a little more personality. The expansion of the basic ambient lighting enables the interior to be lit according to mood, thanks to the individual choice of colour. Mood Lighting offers an expanded range of colours and a wider selection for creating lighting accents as an upgrade. Whether you prefer cooler or warmer lighting, you’re in the bright lights of the big city or on a dark country road: On every trip, you can create a different atmosphere to suit you and your passengers.

Picture of the inside of a Golf at night. Clearly recognisable: the Dynamic Background Lighting purchased with We Upgrade

Dynamic Background Lighting: illuminating information.

Dynamic Background Lighting expands basic background lighting to include intuitive display of various functions. Depending on equipment, this includes warnings and information such as the acceleration indicator or door warning.

Find out what else your Volkswagen can do

Already got a Golf and a valid We Connect contract? Then enjoy a month’s free trial and try out selected functions as a We Connect primary user now.

Upgrade functions at a glance for your Volkswagen

Here is a first look (with no obligations) at which selected upgrades can be added in principle to the vehicle of your choice. Your vehicle usually also needs to have the necessary technical functions and hardware equipment for the relevant upgrade. To find out which of these specific functions is actually available for your Volkswagen, please visit your In-Car Shop in the infotainment system or the We Connect web shopOpens an external link. Here, the primary user can view and purchase the specific functions which are available for your vehicle.

Golf 8 and model versions

More We Connect-ready vehicles*


Voice Control


Light Assist


Mood Lighting


Dynamic Background Lighting


Adaptive Cruise Control ACC


Dynamic Road Sign Display


Golf 8 and model versions

More We Connect-ready vehicles*

* Passat Estate, Arteon, Arteon Shooting Brake, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, Touran, T-Roc, T-Roc Cabriolet, T-Cross, Taigo, Polo

Get in touch with us

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Any questions, ideas or feedback? Then give us a call.

Contact us on 1800 - 930 066Opens a phone link (free from all Irish networks). We’re available around the clock. If your telephone provider does not support this number, please call 01 - 653 3522Opens a phone linkThe costs are based on the relevant rate charged by your provider. In the case of calls from abroad, roaming charges may apply.

You can also send an email to:
weconnect-support@volkswagen.deOpens a mail link

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Disclaimer by Volkswagen

To obtain upgrades, you need a Volkswagen ID user account, a valid We Connect contract and your primary user credentials, i.e. the link between your user account and the specific vehicle. Your vehicle also needs to have the necessary technical functions and hardware equipment for the relevant upgrade. This may depend on the model year and production date. The upgrades available for the specific vehicle can be viewed by the primary user in the infotainment system In-Car Shop or the We Connect web shop at Paid-for products can be purchased in the In-Car Shop and the We Connect web shop with the payment methods that are currently available and can be viewed there. Your Volkswagen dealership is also happy to advise on questions regarding upgrades and their availability. Purchased and activated upgrades remain with the vehicle, can be used by all drivers and cannot be transferred to other vehicles.
To use the We Connect services, you need a Volkswagen ID user account and to log in to We Connect with your username and password. In addition, a separate We Connect or We Connect Plus contract must be concluded with Volkswagen AG online at or via the app Volkswagen We Connect” (available in the App Store and Google Play Store). For We Connect Plus, following vehicle handover, you have 90 days in which to register the vehicle at or via the Volkswagen We Connect” app and use the services for the full duration of the agreed free period. The use of We Connect mobile online services is enabled by means of an integrated internet connection. Volkswagen AG will be liable for the associated data costs incurred within Europe, with the exception of “Streaming & Internet” services and individual in-car apps. For the use of the “Streaming & Internet” services, individual in-car apps and the Wi-Fi hotspot, data packages can be purchased from Cubic Telecom, our mobile communications partner, and used in the network coverage area within many European countries. The data in these package can be used by all users and vehicle occupants. You can find information on conditions, prices and supported countries at Alternatively, you can use the Internet Radio and Media Streaming with a mobile device (e.g. smartphone), provided it has the ability to function as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. In this case, the corresponding services are only available subject to an existing or separate mobile phone contract between you and your mobile network operator and only within the coverage area of the respective mobile network. Additional fees (for example, roaming charges) may arise when exchanging data on the Internet, depending on your particular mobile phone rate and especially when using the service abroad. A smartphone with a suitable iOS or Android operating system and SIM card with data option with a existing mobile data contract or one to be agreed separately between you and your mobile data provider is required to use the free app Volkswagen We Connect”.   The services included in the We Connect and We Connect Plus bundles may vary by country. Availability also depends on vehicle model, equipment and software version installed. This also applies to third-party services. The services are available for the agreed contract period and may be subject to substantive changes or ceased during the contract period. You can find more details at and your Volkswagen dealership. For information on mobile data charges, please consult your mobile phone provider.
(Online) Voice Control is currently available for the following languages: German, English (GB and US), French, Spanish, Czech and Italian. 
Voice control of navigation functions with “Ready 2 Discover” is only possible following activation of the upgrade: “Navigation”.
App-Connect includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink technologies. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey. Please also note that some apps are not offered for all three technologies, that the provider may change the content of functions or cease to offer the functions during the contract period, and that the availability of these technologies may differ in certain countries. Information on the compatibility of smartphones can be found for Apple CarPlay at, for Android Auto at and for MirrorLink at Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. MirrorLink is a registered trademark of Car Connectivity Consortium LCC.
ACC operates in a speed range between 30 km/h (20 mph) and 210 km/h (130 mph). This speed range may vary depending on the market. You can override ACC control at any time. When you brake, the control system is stopped. When you accelerate, it is interrupted for the duration of acceleration and then continues. If a trailer is attached to your vehicle, ACC offers less dynamic control. If the automatic deceleration triggered by ACC is not sufficient, the ACC will display a message in the instrument cluster prompting you to brake. The red warning lamp will light up and an audible warning will sound. ACC’s smart technology cannot override the laws of physics and operates exclusively within the system’s limitations. Drivers must never be led by the additional convenience into taking safety risks.
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