Next generation Renault Kwid is expected to get Android OS powered infotainment as per Google’s deal with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance has signed a deal with technology giant Google, which ensures the future models from all these three car brands will come with Android OS powered infotainment system. In that case, we might see the next generation Renault Kwid, new Duster, new Nissan Micra and Kicks to come to India with Android OS powered infotainment system. However, Google will allow all these three car brands to launch their own unique user interface and specific features for the infotainment system.
With the upcoming Android OS powered infotainment systems, customers of the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi cars won’t can easily access the vehicle’s infotainment system with their Android smartphone paired to it. Also, they will be able to use thousands of apps from Google Play Store directly in the infotainment system of the vehicle. These include Google Maps and Google Assistant and many more. This latest move will certainly enhance the customer convenience significantly.
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Interestingly, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is also planning to make their vehicle’s infotainment system compatible with Apple iOS as well. However, the details are yet to be disclosed. The move comes as part of the Alliance’s 2022 mid-term plan, which involves launch of new cars with green energy technology, autonomous driving technology and launch of Alliance Intelligent Cloud as well.
Renault has grown quite strong in India, but Nissan and Mitsubishi are yet to find a stronghold here. In attempt to grab a good chunk in the country’s auto market, Nissan is focusing on introducing global-standard new models with advanced technology. Also, Nissan is keen to launch its Leaf electric hatchback as well. On the other hand, Mitsubishi too is willing to boost its business here with two partner brands in India. So far, we are expected to see some interesting feature packed cars from Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi in coming years.