The Mazda CX-5 will miss out on Android smartphone mirroring for longer than anticipated.
Each wired and wi-fi Android Auto connection choices now gained’t be out there within the CX-5 till July 2023, in line with Mazda Australia’s web site, the identical month will probably be out there within the associated CX-8.
A no-cost vendor retrofit will likely be out there for CX-5s produced from November 2022 to June 2023, and CX-8s produced from January 2023 to June 2023.
When the up to date CX-5 was detailed final November, Mazda Australia stated it will acquire wi-fi Android Auto – along with wi-fi Apple CarPlay – throughout all bar the bottom Maxx.
Nevertheless, it flagged Android Auto could be briefly unavailable for all automobiles constructed between November 2022 and March 2023 and would must be activated by way of a vendor replace out there from April 2023.
A Mazda Australia spokesperson confirmed on the time the characteristic is briefly unavailable as a result of it hasn’t obtained certification from Google but.
Now we have contacted Mazda Australia to verify the explanation for the delay.
For 2023, Mazda made a ten.25-inch Mazda Join infotainment display customary throughout the CX-5 vary. This was beforehand reserved for GT SP and Akera fashions.
The bottom Maxx misses out on satellite tv for pc navigation and wi-fi connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Different adjustments for the 2023 CX-5 vary embrace longer 12-month/15,000km service intervals for petrol-powered fashions (diesel fashions keep at 12 months/10,000km), a brand new Rhodium White exterior end, and a distant window open perform.
The bottom guide Maxx has additionally been discontinued.
The CX-8 additionally obtained a typical 10.25-inch Mazda Join infotainment system throughout the vary, in addition to a wider vary reshuffle.
Just like the CX-5, the CX-8 has gained new Touring Lively and GT SP variants, whereas a 7.0-inch digital instrument show is customary throughout the vary together with front-row USB-C ports and a distant window open perform.
Different adjustments embrace a brand new grille; restyled bumpers, headlights and tail lights; new alloy wheel designs; out there Rhodium White paint; a Mi Drive selectable drive mode system on all-wheel drive fashions; and claimed reductions in noise, vibration and harshness.
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