Hello VW Enthusiasts,
Here comes the possibility to own best of the best Navigation units for Volkswagen Vehicles. This is OEM unit that Volkswagen installs in factory in their vehicles. This isn't some cheap Chinese replica. Buy with confidence that you will receive Genuine Original Equipment Manufactured for VW.
This is The US Version of the unit with Sirius Tuner built-in and HD Radio built in. Brand New Revision G Hardware with 2TB SDXC Card compatibility enabled. Hardware revision is G and software version is SW4366
Units are Brand new from the Continental Group manufacturer that are produced in Czech Republic for VW.
Until Car Models years up to 2009, this was the optional Upgrade for all of them. Starting 2010 The car maker found a cheaper solution that can be installed, but some features had to be removed from it. RNS-315 came in to replace more expensive feature packed RNS-510. The only car RNS-510 can be ordered with as an option is Passat, CC and Tiguan; all others are all now being shipped with RNS-315 if you choose Navigation option as the Car maker wants to save funds on this unit but still charge same price for upgrading to Navigation Package.
Don't be fooled, and get the real thing now and see the difference that most of Enthusiast speak off.
*** Unlike RNS-510 Unit, the RNS-315 Lacks the following features that RNS-510 has.
*** 1. It does not have a Hard Drive for Music storage. Also you cannot scroll/move the map on the Map View Screen.
*** 2. The Resolution is half the size of the RNS-510 and Screen is about 1.2" smaller than RNS-510 - This is the biggest Drawback as smaller screen and lower resolution really make night and day difference.
*** 3. RNS-315 Lacks HD-Tuner, that means no HD-Radio for you guys unless you have RNS-510
*** 4. Traffic reports directly on your map, along with Sirius Travel Link (FW 3690 and above units only!!! )
Now with Software 4366 released on May 5th 2013.
Firmware 4366 Has Sirius Travel Link and Weather Reports built into the unit via Sirius subscription, also Road Conditions, gas prices and local news.
A very nice refresh that sets this unit far apart from Firmware 2625/3696 based units!!!!!!!!
The only seller in USA apart from the dealer to offer 12 month warranty.!!!
Full Specification list:
Navigation Unit features:
- Latest Hardware available on the market - Revision E or F Hardware (Part number ends with letter "E/F", older units end with letter "A", "B", "C" and "D" and are missing out some of nice features such as Voice Command, Weather Info Channel and other features)
- High Resolution touch screen color display (LED Backlit screen)
- 40 GB builtin hard drive (20GB is reserved for Map data and 20GB is available for music storage)(Version E has 40GB Hard drive, all previous versions had 30GB)
- Built-in Sirius radio tuner with traffic monitoring (requires external antenna)
- VOICE COMMAND READY!!! (Version E/F/G Units Only)
- Built-in HD Radio with text support
- SD card reader (Now supports 2TB SDXC Cards)
- DVD playback capability
- Integrated Bluetooth phone support (requires bluetooth kit, sold separately)
- Full integration with car, MFD, and steering controls.
- Turn by turn directions also shown in MFD display.
- The only plug-and-play solution that works with Volkswagen Vehicles
- All units sold here are manufactured within last few Months of 2012.
- The latest available on the market Hardware and Software Version 4366
- Dealer price is $3490.00 plus taxes
Compatibility Vehicle list:
Volkswagen Jetta V - All models (2005.5-2009)
Volkswagen Jetta VI - All models (2012+)
Volkswagen Golf V - GTI, R32, Rabbit (2005.5-2009)
Volkswagen Golf VI - GTI, Golf TDI, Golf R (2010-2012+)
Volkswagen EOS (2007-2012+)
Volkswagen Tiguan (2009-2012+)
Volkswagen Passat B6 (2006-2011)
Volkswagen Passat B7 2012+
Volkswagen CC (2008-2012+)
Volkswagen Beetle 2012
This unit will not fit Volkswagen Routan, Touareg or Touareg2 .
This kit includes:
- RNS-510 Head unit with 1 Year warranty
- Original Manual
- GPS Antenna
- Radio Unlock Code
- DVD-In-Motion Unlocked (Per request)
Price for Vortex members is $1825.00 UPS Ground Shipping included.
Newest Hardware at the moment is H02 for Version G (This number changes occasionally as the manufacturing process matures. After SW4366 This unit will be reported as 3C0035648J
Newest Firmware available from the factory is 4366
This firmware includes 2TB SDXC card support, HD Radio Subchannels, Sirius Travel Link, Full Voice Command (Microphone or Bluetooth kit required to work)(Sold separately).
US Version RNS-510 Hardware Revision history and feature list.
3C0 035 684A - Initial RNS-510 Release unit. (Latest firmware available is 1140, Only via update) < Not compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards
3C0 035 684B - Second batch RNS-510 Release unit. (Latest firmware available is 1140, Only via update) < Not compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards
3C0 035 684C - Third release unit, now being phased out for New Version E. (Latest firmware available is 1140) < Compatible with 32GB SDHC Cards and now with LED Backlit screen
3C0 035 684E/F and 3C8 035 684E/F - Latest RNS-510 Release unit. (Current Firmware is 3690. Voice Command enabled. Faster onboard Processor. Super quick and fresh GUI, SIRIUS Travel Link. New Firmware. 40GB Hard Drive. HD Radio Text support, Navteq Maps 4M required on this unit. This is the biggest improvment on top of Version C unit. Compatible with up to 2TB SDXC cards!!!!!!
NEW FOR 2013!!! - New updated firmware released on May 5th 2013 now loaded onto each unit before shipping out.
3C0 035 684G - Same as Version E/F when it comes to features, but factory firmware now is 4366 with plenty bug fixes and improvement in performance. All Version G units were manufactured starting end of June 2012. New firmware has been released for all Version G units now updating the unit to Version J. Software level 4366 for North America
*** Voice Command requires specific connection setup if you didn't have it in your previous Navigation check with me to make sure you are aware of how to get this installed for full functionality.