Toyota Fortuner gets upgrade with Apple Carplay, Android Auto smartphone mirroring services

Toyota Fortuner upgrade
The Toyota Fortuner gets a software upgrade to minimize driving distractions. Credits to TMP.

Toyota Motor Philippines’ best-selling midsize SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, has received a software upgrade on its infotainment system with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both smartphone mirroring services that allow drivers to focus on the road with quality-of-life features such as GPS navigation, music playback, and managing texts and calls, all through the vehicle’s built-in display.

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The new features’ common goal is to minimize driving distractions by making it easy for drivers to control these factors by using voice commands, touchscreen panels, and traditional knobs or buttons in the car’s infotainment setup.

The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile compatibility features are pre-installed in the September releases of all six (6) variants of the Toyota Fortuner.

The top automotive manufacturer announced on September 18 the upgrades that include the following:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software upgrade
  • new dedicated SD card slot for multimedia
  • 6.75-inch total screen size
  • 512 MB of RAM with 8GB of ROM (both previously at 256MB)

The updated Toyota Fortuner is now available in all 70 Toyota dealerships nationwide.

The updated Toyota Fortuner is available at all 70 Toyota dealerships nationwide. Credits TMP.

“Toyota listens to the demands of the local market, and we are always on the lookout when it comes to adapting technologies that make driving easier, safer, and more enjoyable for everyone,” said TMP First Vice President Cristina Arevalo about the new features for the Toyota Fortuner.

“Equipping the Fortuner with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is something our customers will surely appreciate,” the TMP official added.

“We’re confident that this much-anticipated set of software and hardware improvements will make the Toyota Fortuner even more appealing to its target market,” she added.

Year-to-date, the Toyota Fortuner already sold a total of 12,519 units, again cementing its status as the SUV of choice among Filipinos. Next to Metro Manila, Toyota Fortuner sales in terms of volume are strongest in Calabarzon (Region IV) and Central Luzon (Region III) areas.

For more information about the updated Toyota Fortuner’s official variants and pricing go to this link.

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