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Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Magotan, triple screen setup

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Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Magotan, triple screen setup

Volkswagen has introduced a triple-screen setup in its newest sedan for China, the new-gen Magotan. The Magotan is essentially Volkswagen’s version of the current-gen Skoda Superb and the Volkswagen Passat, which are currently on sale in Europe and few other markets. Both the Superb and Passat, however, make do with two screens, which has been the norm. The Skoda Superb currently gets a sedan and a wagon bodystyle, but the Passat is now sold as a wagon only, making the Magotan the only Passat derivative sold as a sedan by the VW brand. 

  1. VW Magotan sedan gets a third screen for the front passenger
  2. Becomes the first VW sedan to get this setup
  3. Magotan gets two powertrain options

Triple screens now in the mass market

Following the likes of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, particularly the brands' high-end models, Volkswagen has introduced the triple screen setup on the Magotan, making it the first VW sedan to get this feature. This setup is also seen on the latest-gen Tiguan as well as the upcoming Tayron SUV. While the Magotan sedan is a China-only model, the Tayron will be sold in multiple markets globally including India, and could make the triple-screen feature more common.

The infotainment display incorporates a backlit slider controller at the bottom, similar to the Tiguan. All three screens will likely be running VW’s latest MIB4 digital interface. 

While the sedan space is slowly diminishing globally, China still remains a strong market for the body style. The Magotan shares its underpinnings and powertrains with the current-gen Passat and Superb making it cost-effective for the Group, thanks to commonality of parts.

Power comes from either 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI engines with multiple power outputs depending on the variant. The Magotan rivals the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, among others.

While the Magotan will not make it to India, the triple-screen setup will likely see duty on the India-bound Tayron SUV in the future. Also, the Skoda Superb sedan and the new Octavia are being readied for India re-introductions in the coming months. Volkswagen India has also introduced sporty versions of the Taigun and the Virtus in India that will go on sale soon.

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