display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.
display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.
display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.

We Upgrade.
Pre-programmed for your future.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

We Connect 1 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. And easy to do online in the In-Car Shop in your infotainment system. You can view the We Upgrade functions available for your vehicle here as a We Connect primary user.

The availability of the individual services may differ between countries and depends on the vehicle and equipment. You can find more information at www.portal.volkswagen-we.com , model brochures and from your Volkswagen Retailer.


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

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 2D 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.

In car navigation system in your VW
Voice control being used whilst relaxingin the car

Voice Control: “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 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 in car display screen being accessed

App Connect: 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 a We Upgrade function for the Discover Media navigation system and Ready 2 Discover. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey. 

More We Upgrade functions for your Golf

ACC is a system diagram showing how it works

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

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) keeps to a constant pre-set speed of your choice, up to 130 mph (Where law permits). When your Golf approaches another vehicle in front, ACC adapts the speed automatically, keeping your pre-set distance from the other vehicle (within the system’s limits).

Light Assist system in use on a Golf 8

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).

background lighting colours in the 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 a We Upgrade function. 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.

We Upgrade. Do you?

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.

We Upgrade functions at a glance for your Volkswagen

Here is a look at some of the functions that can be added depending on your vehicle, technical functions and hardware equipment required for We 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.  Here, the primary user can view the specific We Upgrade functions which are available for your vehicle.

Golf 8 and model versions

More We Connect-ready vehicles


Introduced at a later date

Introduced at a later date

Voice Control

Introduced at a later date


Introduced at a later date

Light Assist


Mood Lighting


Adaptive Cruise Control ACC


Golf 8 and model versions

Introduced at a later date

More We Connect-ready vehicles

Introduced at a later date

Important information :

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. A separate We Connect or We Connect Plus contract must also be concluded online with Volkswagen AG. For We Connect Plus, following vehicle handover, you have 90 days in which to register the vehicle at www.portal.volkswagen-we.com 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 the ‘Streaming & Internet’ services and individual Volkswagen AG in-car apps. For the use of the ‘Streaming & Internet’ services, individual in-car apps and the Wi-Fi hotspot, data plans can be purchased from Cubic Telecom, our mobile communications partner, and used in the network coverage area within the EU. You can find information on prices and supported countries at https://vw.cubictelecom.com. 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 receiving data from 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 an existing mobile data contract or one to be agreed separately between you and your mobile data provider is required to use the free We Connect app.

The availability of the individual We Connect and We Connect Plus services described in the packages may differ between countries and depends on the vehicle and equipment. 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 information at www.portal.volkswagen-we.com, model brochures and from your Volkswagen Retailer. For more information on mobile phone charges, please consult your mobile phone provider.
  • All prices listed are Manufacturer’s ‘On the road’ Recommended Retail Price. Volkswagen may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen retailer.

    For fuel consumption and CO2 information for vehicles, view values in the price list or the configurator.

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