Toyota GR Supra to miss out on Android Auto support

Toyota GR Supra to miss out on Android Auto support

The G29 BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra share quite a number of common components, seeing how they were both born from a joint development between both carmakers. However, where the BMW convertible comes with the latest iDrive 7 (called BMW Operating System 7.0), the Toyota coupe makes do with the older iDrive 6.

As a result, the Supra will miss out on BMW’s July iDrive update that was announced last December, which adds wireless Android Auto functionality to iDrive 7. This means that owners with Android devices will have no smartphone-mirroring tech at their disposal, although iPhone users will still benefit from Apple CarPlay support.

According to Roadshow, who spoke with Ben Haushalter, Toyota’s senior manager of vehicle product planning, the company has no plans to add iDrive 7 to the Supra either given the lack of demand.

“We’re collecting customer feedback to see if that’s something they’re interested in. We visited over a dozen dealers… we met with owners. Honestly, the Android Auto question hasn’t come up as huge detractors so far,” said Haushalter.

Toyota recently updated the Supra for the 2021 model year, which gains a more powerful 3.0 litre twin-turbo straight-six, revised suspension, and equipment changes, but retaining the aforementioned iDrive 6 infotainment system.

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Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • PJ fella on May 06, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Pay so much and still no AA support?! Toyota really dono what they are doing.

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  • PJ fella on May 06, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Pay so much and still no AA support?! Toyota really dono what they are doing.

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  • vivizurianti on May 06, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I am beginning to believe that nothing comes free from toyota these days.

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    • seancorr (Member) on May 06, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Nothing comes free from anyone these days. Like our local banks here with the moratorium, there is no free lunch.

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      • Avenger on May 06, 2020 at 10:27 pm

        https://paultan.org/2020/05/06/update-no-interest-additional-charges-for-car-loans-pay-the-same-instalments-after-6-month-moratorium/
        Oh yes there is. Only in Prihatin Nation Malaysia you get free lunches for real.

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    • U gets free eksiden and free early afterlife with ToyotaP2.

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  • seancorr (Member) on May 06, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Hmmm they updated the engine, suspension, added some extra stuff but failed to update the HU which was the easiest to do. Epic phail.

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