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The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance shared a lot of plans for its new business roadmap, Alliance 2030. Still waiting for Mitsubishi Motors to start the new wave of vehicles, the automaker has been upgrading its current lineup for next generation models before focusing on its new flagship, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV. We also saw a lot of interesting ideas and concepts Mitsubishi Electric is bringing to the automotive world and everyday life during the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. We’re especially interested in the digital living spaces many automakers were discussing, and the future of Mitsubishi Motors’ infotainment system.
The First Generation
If you can call it “the first generation”, the first installment of an infotainment system for Mitsubishi Motors was more so an amalgamation of multiple separate devices that worked together. Able to upgrade to a 7-inch touchscreen, consumers could get the usual display an infotainment system comes with, plus 3D-mapping navigation capabilities. Music was taken care of with the available 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, featuring a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer, Digital Signal Processing, DTS Neural Surround™, PremiDIA-WIDE Surround, and Dolby® Volume. For phone connectivity, it came down to a FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth. It was messy, but got the job done.(more…)
When it comes to infotainment systems, no vehicle today is complete without them. Able to help the driver navigate, and usually set up with a sweet sound system, most infotainment systems come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to allow consumers to play music from their phones while keeping them off of their phone. Some infotainment systems are even mirroring smartphones, basically projecting the home screen onto the infotainment touchscreen once plugged in. It didn’t take long for the auto industry to adopt this technology, but Mitsubishi Motors is one automaker that dragged its feet until it saddled up with the Renault-Nissan Alliance and started getting access to all sorts of car tech.
What’s in an Infotainment System?
Good question. It usually comes with a touchscreen, a sound system, and depending on what’s offered, some navigation features. Yeah, Mitsubishi Motors offered all of that on its SUVs for several years, but each of those was a standalone part. Before Mitsubishi got an infotainment system, vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander came with an available 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, outfitted with a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer, Digital Signal Processing, DTS Neural Surround™, PremiDIA-WIDE Surround, and Dolby® Volume. To handle voice-commands and voice-calling, a FUSE hands-free link system with Bluetooth did the heavy lifting, and a 7-inch touchscreen display with available 3D-mapping navigation picked up the rest of the slack. Not bad for throwing something together.
Although there has yet to be an official release date for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, more information is released about it every so often. When we first heard about this throwback, there were a lot of people wondering if Mitsubishi Motors had lost it. Turning a once sports car into a crossover variation had a 50/50 shot at success. However, with the lineup cutting down on small cars and shifting with the auto industry into a more SUV and crossover market, it’s possible they can pull it off.
Jump forward to the Geneva International Motor Show when the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debuted. We talked a lot about its aesthetics, the style, and new technology popping up (literally and figuratively). Recently, Mitsubishi Motors released a video teasing the technology found in the Eclipse Cross, and it’s shaping up nicely. Perfect timing too, because we just covered the lack of a true Mitsubishi infotainment system not too long ago.
It seems like every auto brand and their brother has an infotainment system these days. If you have a Dodge or Chrysler, you most likely have Uconnect, the FCA system. If you have a Mitsubishi, you may be a little perplexed. See, Mitsubishi doesn’t have a branded infotainment system to call their own, not yet anyways. However, they’ve done a bang up job of combining some great things to make it work.
What Does Mitsubishi Have in Place of an Infotainment System?
Infotainment systems are made up of hardware and software that provide drivers and passengers with entertainment, tools, and information. To take care of this, Mitsubishi nailed down the top features with modern technology available today.