2019 Mazda3 May Not Feature Android Auto & Apple Carplay, Here’s Why

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The next-gen Mazda Mazda3 is one of the most anticipated vehicles right now and it is easy to understand why.

The vehicle will have a gorgeous appearance as its design is based on the Kai concept and it will also feature SkyActiv-X with HCCI technology which will significantly boost power and fuel economy.

Everything about the next-gen Mazda3 sounds exciting but if you’re really not into driving, then you should probably forget about the car. This is because a report surfaced online earlier today to reveal that Mazda won’t be offering consumer-friendly features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the car.

The phone-pairing feature is something which isn’t available with a Mazda unlike how it is with most vehicles from other makes. Many have blasted Mazda for falling behind the trends but the report defended the carmaker’s decision in full style.

It was mentioned that Mazda purposely deprived their cars of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to send a message to the consumers that their products are meant for maximum driving experience instead of a moving living room.

It’s a great response, if true, but it also drags down the sales prospects of the Mazda3. Right now in the US, Mazda is already far behind its rivals in terms of volume and they can’t expect to last if their buyers are only driving enthusiasts. What do you think?


  1. pitageek

    January 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Mazda seriously needs to shit or get off the pot here.
    They’ve been teasing us with upcoming integration for too long. My guess is just to appease the consumers who do genuinely want it just to keep their sales #’s up. It’s been very disappointing to be led on for so long. I feel so betrayed from what I thought was an honest company.

  2. Who cares

    January 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Will not be buying it.