Last month we welcomed our long-term test Suzuki Ignis. Jumping inside, we couldn’t believe that the Ignis urban SUV is now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Suzuki has upgraded the touch-screen audio system in the Ignis to its newest generation Smartphone Linkage Display Audio (SLDA) system. This system will be available as standard equipment on the GLX specification level, bringing the Ignis on par with other Suzuki models with the GLX specification level.
Suzuki’s newest-generation SLDA features a 7” touch screen system and allows for easy operation, thanks to the touch sensitive screen, the addition of voice commands and inclusion of the oft-used functions on the steering wheel controls.
The SLDA system also doubles as the reverse monitor for the in-built reverse camera, which is now standard on the GLX version.
Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which replicate many of the user’s smartphone functions on the large touchscreen are compatible with the new Suzuki SDLA System.
Suzuki has also included the legacy MirrorLink system, which allows many other smartphones to mirror their home screens on to the touch screen.
Aside from the full smartphone integration, Suzuki’s SLDA system is also fitted with Bluetooth connectivity and handsfree calling, with the relevant phone buttons on the steering wheel.
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