Mazda Philippines has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade kits for vehicles equipped with the Mazda Connect Infotainment system.
“There has been a strong demand for the Mazda Connect system to be able to work seamlessly with popular smartphone applications,” shared Steven Tan, president and CEO of Bermaz Auto Philippines. “We hear our customers and now we have made available the official Mazda hardware kit that expands Mazda Connect features to include navigation, music, and even search applications. The upgrade kit retains the full functionality designed into Mazda Connect that makes it intuitive and safe to control by both driver and passenger.”
The official upgrade kit can be retrofitted to Mazda vehicles from model year 2014 onwards. It also includes higher capacity USB ports that can accommodate simultaneous smartphone charging and data transfer. The upgraded system allows control of popular smartphone functions through the vehicle’s touchscreen while the vehicle is parked, via the Commander Control Knob while the vehicle is in motion, or through Voice Recognition, which is already an existing control feature of the infotainment system.
The Mazda smartphone mirroring upgrade kit may be purchased for PhP 17,500 + VAT at all 21 official Mazda dealerships in the country. The price includes installation by trained Mazda technicians to ensure proper fit and integration and comes with a one-year warranty for the newly installed hardware.
Interested Mazda owners may inquire or visit the nearest Mazda dealership to make reservations and schedule installation appointments.