CarPlay, cameras lift VW range

VOLKSWAGEN is the latest manufacturer to roll out standard reversing cameras across its passenger-car range.

A rear camera is now fitted to all Polo, Golf, Jetta, Beetle, Scirocco and Tiguan models.

Golfs also pick up a range of new features (depending on the model), including smart key entry on Highline, GTI and R variants.

The German brand has also rolled out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across those ranges, allowing smartphones to be connected and controlled through the carís interface. It means audio, mapping and other compatible apps will appear in the carís centre screen.

Prices have also been adjusted, with some increasing by as much as $700 and others reducing by up to $1000.