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I currently have a 2014 Tiguan and after seeing and trying the new Kodiaq I was all prepared to order one in white.
But then I found it had the same annoying and frustrating Sat Nav as our Tiguan which is one of the reasons to change.

Unless you speak the language perfectly of the country you are searching in and know the correct spelling complete with vowel accents, the sat nav will not find or even suggest town options.
Favourites are listed in alphabetical order and not in proximity as per a cheap Garmin.
I am unable to input long and lat locations.

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Skoda have 165 units being displayed and put through their paces here in Salagos to the west of Albufeira Portugal at the moment.
Apparently 9,000 personel are in attendance and fleets travel the back roads daily. Quite impressive.!

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Are you sure it uses the same infotainment system? The Kodiaq uses the same system as the new Tiguan, not your 2014 one.
 

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Yes it looks different but one of the Skoda reps here couldn't make it find towns without inputting an accent over any vowel that had one.
Also could not input Long & Lat. So it seems it has the same limitations as my 2014 Tig.

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Easy!
But I do agree, if the Sat Nav is the same as the new Passat it is absolute [email protected]!. Luckily I only use sat nav about once every three years!! :lol: I don't drive abroad and I know this country well enough.
Only use is to warn of 'Safety' (haha) cameras. Which it probably won't do anyway!. Inbuilt sat navs are, in my experience, overpriced junk, Garmin Rules!!! ;)
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Kodiaq boot bigger than Tig.
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WHAT CAR Large SUV of the Year! (beats Disco Sport and Toyota Landcruiser.(not difficult!)
Top Gear best car for large families,
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Lots of 'Simply Clever'.
when did you last see a good review of the Tig. It's a has been!
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Yep, Colin Lambert is correct and the Kodiaq is a brilliant SUV I would be happy to move 'up' to but as I use my Sat Nav almost daily and spend more time abroad than in UK, the Sat Nav is very important to me. So all the while the VW group keep putting a crap sat nav into their vehicles I will be looking elsewhere.

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I might have to revise my condemnation of the Kodiaq sat nav.
You still need to know how to spell the town including any accents but I have been shown that it will bring up suggestions in the menu. Also it is possible to input Long & Lat locations.
It is complicated and the Skoda techs took quite a while to fathom it out.
But the list of 'favorites' are still in alphabetical order and not locale.

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Surely this isn't an issue with Skoda Smartlink which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay? You can have Google maps to navigate you.
 

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I have never had issues using or getting to any were with my current octavia sat nav, true I input on screen not voice activated, but I am more than happy with its ability to get this useless sense of direction afflicted person where he wants to go :)
 

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Yes the Sat Nav as a navigational aid is great but my issue is unlike the cheap Garmin and TomTom navs you need to input the destination complete with accents.
I was shown by Skoda techs how to bring up a selection of destination options but it took them some time to arrive at how this was to be done. But it's possible.

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I've not used Android Auto yet, but I would imagine it should be possible for me to ask Google (via voice command) to navigate me somewhere, and it would show up on the screen in the car. Need to check when I get the car.
 

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I think generally that built in Sat navs are [email protected]! I have had a few and none were as good as my cheapo Garmin. I had to help a friend input an address into his 16 reg Passat the other day. It is the WORST system I have seen apart from My Mitsubishi PHEV which was so complicated as to be unusable. Because I very rarely use a sat nav it is the one thing I would willingly give up on a car.
If the K shows speed (er sorry SAFETY!!) cameras then I may just leave it running in the background but I bet a £ to a pinch of *** it won't!
 

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Yes inclined to agree they are rubbish. That's why I didn't spec it for my kodiaq. Don't hardly use them and when I do my phones enough and up to date. Android Auto will be good enough and I imagine will be updated before the maps on the columbus or Amundsen. Just purely to do with the amount of Android phones out there using Google maps. Apple car play is ok. I've had both and prefer Android personally. But it's down to personal choice.
 
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