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Want to mirror your smartphone on your Mazda Connect system?

An upgrade kit is now available for P17,500 (plus tax)

The upgrade kit pairs your smartphone with your vehicle’s infotainment system seamlessly. PHOTO FROM MAZDA

Modern technology has allowed us to stay connected and enjoy our music seamlessly even when we’re on the road. These days, you can even “mirror” your smartphone’s interface on your car’s infotainment system—that is, if said system offers this capability.

Here’s some good news for Mazda vehicle owners: If your car has the Mazda Connect in-car entertainment system but it doesn’t have the phone-mirroring functionality, Mazda Philippines now makes it possible to update the system with an upgrade kit that will enable it to work with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

So not only will you be able to play the songs that are on your phone through your car’s audio system, you will now also be able to enjoy navigation and search applications that were previously unavailable to you.

Your favorite smartphone apps may now be accessed via Mazda Connect. Never miss out, then. PHOTOS FROM MAZDA

“There has been a strong demand for the Mazda Connect system to be able to work seamlessly with popular smartphone applications,” Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan says in a press statement. “We hear our customers, and now we have the official Mazda hardware kit that gives the Mazda Connect system the full functionality that makes it intuitive and safe to control by both driver and passengers.”

Mazda vehicles whose model year is 2014 and onward may be retrofitted with this upgrade kit, which costs P17,500 plus tax. All 21 Mazda dealerships nationwide will offer this upgrade. The price already includes professional installation by “trained Mazda technicians,” as well as a one-year warranty.

You don’t have to miss out on your smartphone’s useful apps while driving. Go get this kit.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.