Set your jealousies aside Mazda-ites, if you are the owner of a 2014 Mazda or newer, then you can install Mazda’s Apple CarPlay/Android Auto tech upgrade. Earlier this year, Mazda announced plans to retroactively integrate the latest smart technology into its older model cars.
You may remember the 2018 Mazda 6 was the first Mazda to receive the smart technology upgrade, followed by its SUV siblings the 2019 CX-5 and CX-9, and now Mazda has made the smart tech available for its older models, too. Here’s what you need to know.
Who can install the Mazda Apple CarPlay/Android Auto upgrade?
All 2014 model year Mazdas or newer equipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system can install the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto upgrade. If you are unsure what type of infotainment system your Mazda has, then just let us know. Stop by our dealership or give us a call and one of our Mazda techs will be able to assist you.
Why upgrade to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto?
With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your Mazda Connect system will mirror the functionality of your smartphone, which means it will be easier to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, get driving directions, listen to music and podcasts, access your favorite apps, and more. Essentially, your Mazda’s in-dash screen will incorporate your smartphone’s personal settings, which will make using the in-dash screen feel just like using your smartphone.
What’s included in the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade?
All parts, labor, and software are included in the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade. And, it’s worth mentioning, that the upgrade is more than just a bump in software, the upgrade also includes the latest version of Mazda Connect and also upgrades your USB ports to a more powerful and faster-charging 2.1-amp units.
At Dublin Mazda our factory trained and certified technicians will perform the entire upgrade in our service center. The upgrade takes roughly two hours to complete, so please reserve your appointment in advance. If you need transportation in the interim, just let us know. Dublin Mazda offers a free shuttle service to local destinations to all customers whose cars are currently in our shop.
Right now, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade is available at Dublin Mazda for just $479 + tax, and we’re offering a special install gift certificate if you would like to gift the upgrade to someone for the holidays. If you’d like to gift the upgrade, let us know and we’ll provide you with a gift certificate that covers the full upgrade—parts, labor, and software—that may be redeemed at a later date.
In stock supplies are limited. So if you would like to get or gift the upgrade to the Mazda-driver in your life, please call or stop by our Dublin Mazda dealership and reserve your upgrade kit today.