The We Upgrade functions can be selected and installed in the display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.
The We Upgrade functions can be selected and installed in the display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.
The We Upgrade functions can be selected and installed in the display of your upgrade-ready VW via the in-car shop.

We Upgrade.
Pre-programmed for your future.

This is an offer by Volkswagen AG, Germany.

Wishing you all the (belated) best for the future.

We Connect 2 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 Upgrade1 functions available for your vehicle here as a We Connect primary user.


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

Whether it's a T-Roc, Tiguan, Touran or Polo, if you need a navigation system in your VW, you can simply buy and add it on.

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.

Voice control can be activated as an upgrade later – allowing you control your VW with your natural speaking voice.

Voice Control3: “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 4 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 - Access your smartphone data quickly and easily

App Connect5: 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 available to add onto your VW Golf that detects vehicles in front of you and automatically keeps a set distance from them.

Adaptive Cruise Control ACC6: Keeps a distance. And to speed limits.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) keeps to a constant pre-set speed of your choice, up to 210 km/h. 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).

We Upgrade even allows you to add the Light Assist system onto your 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).

We Upgrade allows you to expand the selection of background lighting colours in your 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 first (non-binding) look at which selected We Upgrade functions can be added in principle to the vehicle of your choice. Your vehicle usually also needs to have the 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

Disclaimer by Continental Cars Ltd.

To acquire We Upgrade products, you need a Volkswagen ID user account, a valid We Connect contract and your primary user credentials, i.e. the link between your user account and the specific vehicle. Your vehicle also needs to have the technical functions and hardware equipment required for the relevant product. The We Upgrade products available for the specific vehicle can be viewed by the primary user in the infotainment system In-Car Shop. For paid-for products, you can store a payment method in the We Connect web shop, while in the In-Car Shop, you can pay by bank transfer. Purchased and activated We Upgrade functions remain with the vehicle, can be used by all drivers and cannot be transferred to other vehicles. 
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 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 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 and from your Volkswagen partner. For information on mobile phone charges, please consult your mobile phone provider.
(Online) Voice Control is currently available for the following languages: German, English (GB and US), French, Spanish, Czech and Italian. 
Voice control of navigation functions with Ready 2 Discover only available once navigation is activated via We Upgrade.
App-Connect includes Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink® technologies. To avoid distraction, only certified apps can be started during the journey. In this context, please also be aware that some apps are not offered for all three technologies and the availability of these technologies can vary from country to country. Information on the compatibility of smartphones can be found for Apple CarPlay™ at, for Android Auto™ at and for MirrorLink® at
ACC operates in a speed range between 30 km/h (20 mph) and 210 km/h (130 mph). This speed range may vary depending on the market. You can override ACC control at any time. When you brake, the control system is stopped. When you accelerate, it is interrupted for the duration of acceleration and then continues. If a trailer is attached to your vehicle, ACC offers less dynamic control. If the automatic deceleration triggered by ACC is not sufficient, the ACC will display a message in the instrument cluster prompting you to brake. The red warning lamp will light up and an audible warning will sound. ACC’s smart technology cannot override the laws of physics and operates exclusively within the system’s limitations. Drivers must never be led by the additional convenience into taking safety risks.
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