RNS 850

Our top-class voice-operated radio navigation system with 60 GB hard drive and DAB radio. The 8-inch screen not only controls the entertainment and navigation functions but displays vehicle information and even play DVDs when stationary.

The RNS 850 is our most advanced radio/navigation system with the latest multimedia technology to guide you to your destination safely and easily - whether you're driving on the road, or want to venture off it. With a clear 8-inch touchscreen and integrated voice control, it's designed to make your journey more relaxed.

The whole of Europe on a map

With pre-installed map data for the whole of Europe you can feel confident of finding your way however far you roam. The full colour display can show a 2 or 3 dimensional map view and will also display 3D silhouettes of surrounding buildings and a detailed display of certain national points of interest. It will also display the speed limit of the road.

You can use either the touchscreen, the multifunction steering wheel or the voice control function to operate the navigation system and the in-car entertainment system.

Easy commands

The system identifies names of places and streets with a new 'one-shot full word input' function, which means you can command it to find a street and town in combination. If you go off road the navigation screen has a compass and altimeter to ensure that you know exactly where you are at any time.

The radio is a DAB digital radio with an 8-channel amplifier with one tweeter and one woofer per door. Through the touchscreen in the centre console or the multifunctional steering wheel, you can select the channel, frequency, bandwidth and memory list, among other commands, and also select the CD player when you want to listen to your own music collection.

The Media In auxiliary connection allows you to connect your iPod or MP3 player to access your own music. The integrated 60 GB hard disk offers plenty of space for your music collection - and, of course, for the navigation data. And the two SD card readers ensure a convenient exchange and storage of data whenever you need it.

Satellite navigation updates

The satellite navigation systems installed in the Volkswagen vehicles will need updating periodically. The update process is simple and relatively quick* depending on the system fitted to your vehicle. Pop along to your local retailer and enjoy a coffee whilst we update your navigation system.

* Navigation updates are available on SD cards, DVD’s or updated via the workshop equipment. Update process and time will vary depending on the system fitted to your vehicle.

Please refer to your Volkswagen Owner's manual for official guidance on use and operation of all our technology.

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