The Mazda CX-30 was released last year as the next-generation compact crossover SUV. Despite its dynamic performance and superior comfort, it was missing key in-car infotainment features. But from 2021, Mazda is adding in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
This is great news for buyers considering most of the cars in the Mazda range include those infotainment features. The CX-30 carries the same price as the 2020 version, yet all new models will be equipped with the best tech to make journeys much more enjoyable.
In the cabin sits an 8.8-inch display screen and standard features such as a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, as well as an eight-speaker sound system.
Offering responsive touch screen interfaces, both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are built to mimic the Android and iOS devices.
Apple CarPlay performs many of the same functions as the iPhone. Drivers can make calls, use voice control, and listen to music and podcasts.
Apple CarPlay doesn’t include every app from smartphones, because it’s designed to ensure a more efficient journey, and limit distractions.
Like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connects smartphones to the car, giving drivers access to all the common features, all of which can be used while on the road.
Better yet, with Android 10, Android Auto is now built into the phone, removing the need to download a separate app. They both support additional apps like Audio Books and WhatsApp messenger, and they’re easy to set up in the Mazda CX-30.
As in-car infotainment becomes more advanced, there could be room for apps in the future for use when cars are stationary, such as gaming platforms like Bonus Finder UK.
It’s a service-based platform that guides users through the latest online casinos, highlighting slots from a range of different providers. Over time, many of the standards apps like Google Maps could receive further updates to ensure a smoother driving experience.
Given the pace of technology, it’s easy to imagine a future of more robust vehicle navigation and improved in-car features.
As for the Mazda CX-30 itself, it remains largely the same as the previous version. It comes with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive control.
The CX-30 also once again includes Mazda’s 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine with 186hp. It’s a powerful car and one of the better-looking in its class.
With a plush interior with a sleek shape and plenty of legroom and space for passengers, the Mazda CX-30 is a practical vehicle and built to be handled with finesse.
It ensures driving flexibility, comfort, and all-around efficiency. Mazda has once again shown it’s one of the best when it comes to stylish, sporty vehicles.
With the Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto, the Mazda CX-30 is supremely modern, with a great look inside out. Even with the inclusion of its in-car technology, it still doesn’t quite hold up against some of the more premium vehicles, but it’s a sophisticated, well-designed car that has everything you need.