2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Features Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto: Exclusive7
Back in November, General Motors unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, pulling the sheets for the new crossover’s stateside debut. Just yesterday, we gave a breakdown of the new Trailblazer’s lighting options, and now, we’re bringing you another exclusive, this time with regard to an interior feature. GM Authority has exclusively learned that the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will offer a wireless phone projection feature as part of the optional Technology Package.
Essentially, this feature enables the use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration through a wireless Bluetooth connection. This feature can be used in conjunction with wireless/inductive charging, and that means customers will never need to break out a cable to connect their phone or keep it topped off while on the move.
This also makes the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer the first GM vehicle to offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Back in August, we opined on how badly GM needed wireless Apple CarPlay, and now, the automaker has delivered just that with the new Trailblazer.
The Wireless smartphone integration is available with the Technology Package (RPO code CWN), which is offered with the top two trim levels – the ACTIV and RS.
The package includes the following content:
- Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system
- HD radio, SiriusXW with 360L
- Bose Premium seven-speaker sound system
- Memory car receptacle
- Wireless phone projection
- Wireless charging
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- HD Rear Vision Camera
- Enhanced 4.2-inch diagonal multi-color display Driver Information Center
- LED headlamps
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Technology Package requires the Convenience Package and the Driver Confidence Package for both available trim levels. ACTIV trims with front-wheel-drive will see late availability for this package.
Curiously, the Buick Encore GX, which is related to the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer in terms of platform and mechanical specs, does not offer the wireless smartphone integration feature. We’ll see if that changes in the future.
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I’m curious how this is an “exclusive” when it’s been stated on the trailblazer’s upcoming vehicles page since the release. I’ve noticed this with several of your “exclusives.”
I didn’t now about wireless car play on the trailblazer and only heard about it here so I’m thankful for the information. Don’t be splitting hairs about exclusive or not.
Young drivers prefer bigger touch screen and full digital instrument clusters and maybe better sound system and more funny/cool interior. This solution is good for some seniors than young drivers. There is nothing special.
Great, now put it in the new Corvette, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be in Chevy’s flagship car.
If it’s in a car, it’s a pretty safe bet its “wireless”.
One or two other manufactures have this. So this is a good feature to have. It’s also not wireless Bluetooth as it can’t carry that much data. It the dame wifi like in your home to project wirelessly to a TV. Any car with wifi should be able to be updated to do this. It’s in the programming/drivers in the software.
Too bad it’s made in Korea! If the vin doesn’t start with a 1 I won’t buy it even though I’m a very loyal GM guy