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VW Maxx

From: $895.00

Polaris 9″ android head unit to suit various VW vehicles

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The VW Maxx is a fantastic option for upgrading your current head unit in your 2011-2016 VW Amarok (and other VW models). Boasting a sleek 9-inch screen and packed with features, it offers unbeatable value for your money.

Enjoy seamless integration with your vehicle and stay connected on the go with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Download your favourite apps directly to the head unit and enjoy endless possibilities.

Explore even the most remote areas with confidence, thanks to optional extra  Hema off-road maps.

Reverse driving is made safer and easier with the included reverse camera, allowing you to see what’s behind you before it gets too close. Upgrade your driving experience with the VW Maxx head unit.

  • 9″ sleek head unit designed to fit perfectly in 2011-2016 VW Amarok (plus other VW models)
  • Wiring harness included
  • Wireless Carplay / Wired Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • Reverse Camera included
  • AM/FM radio
  • 2 x USB inputs
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Download additional apps via play the store
  • Second camera input
  • Android 10 operating system
  • Screen resolution: 1024×600
  • Loads of optional extras!

Compatible vehicles: 

  • 2011-2016 VW Amarok
  • 2005-2015 VW Caddy
  • 2007 > VW EOS
  • 2004-2009 VW Golf MK5
  • 2009-2013 VW Golf MK6
  • 2006-2015 VW Jetta
  • 2006-2015 VW Passat
  • 2006-2012 VW Passat (Wagon)
  • 2006-2014 VW Polo
  • 2008-2014 VW Tiguan
  • 2010-2015 VW Transporter T5
  • 2009-2014 VW Scirocco

Upgraded VW Wiring Harness compatible vehicles (Extra $35.00)

  • 2017 > VW Amarok
  • 2016-2016 VW Tiguan
  • 2015-2020 VW Caddy
  • 2016-2019 VW Multivan



Additional information

Weight 2.3 kg
Android OS





9" capacitive multi touch screen


Hanstar screen

Screen style

Sits flush with the fascia

Power Supply

12 Volt DC


64 Bit, Cortex-A53, Octa Core







GPS Freq


GPS Module


Multi camera support

2 camera input, Can upgrade to 3+ cameras with control box

Video Form



Vehicle specific harness with CAN bus module

Steering wheel controls

Can be used with an Aerpro CAN bus module wiring harness CAN bus vehicles (if available)

Video Decoder

1080P HW

Amplifier IC

TDA 7851

Audio Max Power

Built in 4×50 with internal amplifier

AUX audio Input

Yes L & R

Aux audio output

RL out, FL out, RR out, FR out


10 band equaliser

Subwoofer out


Sound effects

Pop, classical, rock, flat, jazz, custom, voice

Carplay / Android Auto

Compatible, Wired connection, Wireless connection

Supports iPhone

For Carplay, For charging

Supports Android phone

For Android Auto, For charging

Supports Ipod


Retains factory camera


Reverse camera functionality

Camera will appear on screen when reverse is engaged. Can also view reverse camera via CAM app on head unit (provided that it is wired up correctly)

Reverse camera included


Reverse trigger


Bluetooth functionality

Compatible with BT2.0 for most brand phones, External microphone included, Import phone book, Stream audio via bluetooth




522KHz-1620KHz, Can set up to 30 presets


76.0 MHz-108.0 MHz, Can set up to 30 presets

Front camera functionality

Can also switch over to the camera when in reverse by pressing the return button on screen, Can be accessed via CAM app, Can be used as a second camera input (e.g., Caravan camera)

Front camera included


Front camera input

Yellow RCA jack

Street Mapping

*Optional: Tom Tom powered by iGo, Navigation can be used through Carplay / Android Auto, Other mapping apps can be installed onto head unit (may require internet connectivity)

Off Road Mapping

Download your favourite off-road navigation from the Google Play store


2 cabled USBs, Support up to 64GB

File formats


DIN size

Double DIN

Frequently Asked Questions

The VW Maxx is designed to fit the following models:

  • 2011-2016 VW Amarok
  • 2005-2015 VW Caddy
  • 2007 > VW EOS
  • 2004-2009 VW Golf MK5
  • 2009-2013 VW Golf MK6
  • 2006-2015 VW Jetta
  • 2006-2015 VW Passat
  • 2006-2012 VW Passat (Wagon)
  • 2006-2014 VW Polo
  • 2008-2014 VW Tiguan
  • 2010-2015 VW Transporter T5
  • 2009-2014 VW Scirocco

  • VW Maxx in dash unit
  • Plug & Play Wiring harness
  • GPS external Antenna
  • Bluetooth External Microphone
  • Reverse cam / Front Cam in plug
  • RR,RL,FR,FL Audio Out / Vid out 1& 2 / SUB
  • Vid In / AUX L / AUX R
  • Reverse camera

Yes, it comes with a plug and play harness

2 years

The VW Maxx comes equipped with both wireless Carplay and Android Auto, allowing you to use either your phone’s maps or upgrade to TomTom navigation for an additional $250.00

The VW Maxx is equipped with standard wireless Apple Carplay and wireless Android Auto, allowing you to easily use your phone’s navigation through the in-dash display.

Apple CarPlay lets you use a selection of your Iphone’s functions directly through your car’s built-in infotainment system.  Apple CarPlay is often more user-friendly and faster to respond than the standard features built into many infotainment systems

Android Auto brings a selection of apps to your car display so you can focus while you drive. You can control features like navigation, maps, calls, text messages, and music

Yes, you continue to use your phone, but the interface is optimised for the in-dash display, providing a seamless navigation experience.

No, Apple Carplay and Android Auto prioritise safety and as such, not every app on your phone will be accessible in Carplay or Android Auto mode. Only apps that meet Apple’s approval will be available in Carplay, and similarly, only those that meet Google’s standards will be available in Android Auto.

Yes, we offer Tom Tom maps powered by iGo. These are Australia Wide and are preloaded on an SD card. All you need is GPS satellite to navigate.

Yes, you receive 1 free map update.

You need to update the maps within 12 months and the date commences from the time that the vehicle has travelled 20 km’s.

The beauty of owning an Android Head unit is you can add YOUR favourite navigation app via Google Play store.

Options like:

  • HEMA 4×4 app
  • ExploreOz Traveller
  • Memory Maps
  • Gaia GPS
  • Newtracs
  • Australia Topo maps
  • Sygic Maps

Alternatively, if you are looking for a custom off-road package, please visit 

The VW Maxx head unit has been designed with compatibility in mind, including for popular mapping apps like Exploreoz Traveller. Our team has worked with the Exploreoz developers to ensure seamless integration with our head unit. If you’re in need of a mapping system that can handle both on and off-road navigation, the Exploreoz Traveller app is a great option worth considering. With its excellent reviews and versatility, you’re sure to have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Yes you can pair your phone via bluetooth and:

  • Make / receive hand free phone calls
  • Import contacts
  • Stream audio via bluetooth

Yes, it has Wireless Carplay built in, so your iPhone will work with the Carplay interface.

Yes, it will come with our AHD Mini Camera and also includes a number plate bracket for versatile fitting options.


Yes the VW Maxx has a second camera input which can be used for a front camera or a caravan camera.

Yes, we have control boxes available that will allow you to add more cameras. Contact us at to get advice on the best setup for your application.

We have a dedicated kit for adding a caravan camera for an extra $295.00 which includes:

  • RCA Adaptor
  • 7 metre extension cable
  • WOZA caravan/Trailer cable kit
  • Caravan Camera

Simply select the kit at the top of the page to add it to your cart.

Yes, there is  dedicated Camera app on the head unit that allows you to view the additional camera at any time.

Yes the unit comes with analogue AM/FM Radio

Please note that it is not digital radio (DAB+), however you can download many different compatible radio apps on the head unit and stream radio*

*Requires internet connectivity


Yes the unit has 2 cabled USBs that are placed in your glove box for easy access.

Yes, you can use a portable Wifi device or your phones personal hotspot to connect up to Wifi


Yes it  has a micro SD card slot dedicated for GPS which we use if you choose one of the preloaded mapping options, otherwise you can also use it for multimedia.

Yes, you can download compatible apps from the Google Play Store or install APK files. However, it’s important to note that not all apps may be compatible with the head unit. While support for third-party apps is provided, some may not function properly.

You can find the specifications in the additional information tab.

Enhance your navigation experience with the Camps 11 POI add-on for the VW Maxx head unit. No need to manually input coordinates, simply find the corresponding Camps 11 location number and receive turn-by-turn directions with ease. The Camps 11 option is available for $39.95, simply select this option at the top of the page and add it to your cart. Please note, the Camps 11 add-on requires the Tom Tom navigation option. Upgrade your driving experience today with the Camps 11 POI add-on for the BT50luxx head unit!

Yes we have an add on OBD II Reader ($50.00)

Yes we have a dash camera add on ($75.00)

While installation of the VW Maxx is possible, it requires specialised technical skills and expertise. If you lack the necessary confidence or skill to install the product, it’s recommended to contact Polaris at 1300 555 514 or locate a certified dealer from the provided list.

Yes, please view the support tab to find the installation instructions

Yes, you can order online or give us a call on (02) 9638 1222 or 1300 555 514 to order the unit over the phone

Our product stands out from other cheap head unit options for the following reasons:

  1. With over 50 years of business and 10 years of specialised experience in head units, we are a trusted and reliable source for your vehicle upgrade needs.
  2. If any issues arise, our customer support team is readily available for phone and online assistance.
  3. Our after-sales support is exceptional, going above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers.
  4. Our in-house technicians can repair all units, eliminating the need to send them overseas.
  5. Many auto electricians refuse to install cheaper, unknown alternatives.
  6. We offer the best optional extras and will even try to help you find solutions for extras not sold by us.
  7. Our warranty period is generous, and each request is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff have over 10 years of experience in the industry.
  9. We do not engage in overseas dropshipping, allowing us complete control over the product

You can reach out to one of our experienced staff through the following ways:

  • Text us on 0483 930 453 or through the pop up on our website
  • Email us at
  • Give us a call on 1300 555 514 or (02) 9638 1222
  • Find us on facebook @mypolarisau and direct message us
  • Find us on instagram @polarisgps and direct message us
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How to wirelessly connect to Android Auto
How to update the Speedplay app:
How to install the iGo app (Tom Tom maps)
How to install the Oziexplorer app
How to hard reset your Android head unit
  • VW Amarok