2016 Pajero first with Mitsubishi’s in-car smartphone technology

2016 Mitsubishi PajeroMitsubishi Motors newly-developed integrated smartphone infotainment system has arrived on the 2016 model year Pajero SUV. Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system for both Android AutoTM*1 and Apple CarPlay*2 will be introduced across all Pajero variants and rolled out on future models in the months ahead.

On sale from 1 September, the 2016 Pajero will also feature Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio as standard across the range and a new Terra Rossa premium paint colour.

SDA allows users of either Android smartphones or iPhones to connect to the Pajero’s seven-inch built-in touch screen using a USB cable.

The system is designed to allow the driver, either by using the touchscreen, voice control or steering wheel controls, to safely and simply:

  • access navigation and other compatible apps on their smartphone
  • make and receive phone calls
  • send and receive text messages and
  • listen to or stream music and

The SDA system also eliminates the need for regular map updates to the car’s navigation system by retrieving the latest information from the smartphone.

Android Auto Features

Home
Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organises it into simple cards that appear in the vehicles display when they’re needed.

Maps
Let Google MapsTM*1 lead the way.  It’s easy to get where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance and more.

Music
Your favourite tunes – to go! Access and stream over 30 million songs, customised playlists and more with Google PlayTM*1 music.

Voice
Just say the word – Best in class speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy.

Apps
Hit the road with your favourite compatible apps.  Android Auto makes it easy to access your phone’s apps and contents in your car.

Apple CarPlay Features

Overview
Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone’s familiar features you’d want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display in a smart and simple manner. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.

Maps
Complete with turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel time.  CarPlay can also predict where the driver is most likely to want to go by using addresses from their email, text messages, contacts and calendars.

Phone
Make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail.  Siri helps do all these things.

Messages
Siri can take dictation, read aloud, send and reply to the driver’s text messages for them.

Music
Access your artists, songs, playlists and compatible third party audio apps using your car’s built-in controls.  Or just tell Siri what you’d like to listen to.

Notes

  • Android Auto requires Android 5.0+ (Lollipop) and Apple CarPlay requires iOS8+
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio will not operate in areas with no service signal and may not operate in supported areas where the signal is weak
  • Users are responsible for all charges incurred using smartphones and iPhones to connect to Android Auto and CarPlay respectively
  • Some functions may not be available for use depending on the user’s location

Pricing remains unchanged.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Model

Recommended Retail Price

Pajero GLX AT

$53,990

Pajero GLS AT

$58,990

Exceed AT

$65,990

*1: Android Auto, Android, Google Maps and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
*2: Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.