Like yourself some Mazdas, but wish you could get one that talks to your smartphone? Then we have good story for you, because the Japanese automaker is not offering both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in some of its recent examples, but is now prepared to retrofit existing ones to those used organizations, more.

Available for any 2014 or newer examples once given with the Mazda Connect infotainment system, the dealer-installed upgrade includes both hardware and software updates to drive seamlessly with your phone.

The retrofit not only applies the Apple and Google boundaries, but improves the Mazda Connect system to the latest application, and includes more powerful 2.1 -amp USB ports to connect and blame your device.

Your neighbourhood marketer will be able to install the upgrade for an MSRP of $199( plus labor ). But it already comes included on most versions of the 2019 CX-5 and CX-9, the 2018 Mazda6, and examples of the 2019 Mazda3 after October 1.

Of course, Mazda’s not the only one offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its vehicles. According to the latest information from both the tech monsters, the long inventory of automakers offering both arrangements on at the least some of their examples( in North America) also includes Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

Meanwhile Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Mini, Porsche, Toyota, and Volvo offer exactly Apple’s system on some of their representations, and Smart offers precisely Google’s( with Bentley, Infiniti, Jaguar, and Land Rover soon to follow ).

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