Mitsubishi has been a longtime name in the list of supporters for Apple’s in-car system called CarPlay, but so far its presence in the United States hasn’t been felt at all.
In some areas of Europe, and in Australia, Mitsubishi’s 2016 Pajero already supports CarPlay, but Mitsubishi has been waiting to launch a vehicle with Apple’s in-car system option. Now, though, the auto manufacturer has just announced that the 2017 Mirage will be the first Mitsubishi-branded vehicle in the United States to support CarPlay right out of the gate.
The Mirage is a subcompact hatchback, and it was initially unveiled at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show. According to the manufacturer, this is the company’s entry-level vehicle, so it’s good to see CarPlay built into the system options.
Mitsubishi, for its part, does plan on rolling out support for CarPlay into more of its vehicles down the road, but what that roadmap looks like still remains unknown.
Mitsubishi joins the ranks with Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Honda, Volkswagen, and Porsche as companies that have launched CarPlay-supported vehicles. Future support, according to Apple, is still coming from the likes of Kia, BMW, Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Dodge, among others.
What do you think of the 2017 Mirage?
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