Last week, we covered the news that the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu was set to offer a new Sport Edition Package, which adds several blacked-out aesthetics upgrades to the midsize sedan. Now, GM Authority has learned that the new Malibu will also come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as part of its infotainment offerings.
The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu will come equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on every trim level. As a reminder, the 2021 Malibu’s trim structure is identical to that of the 2020 model year, listed from base to range-topper as L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier.
The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu is one of several GM models set to receive the feature as the automaker rolls out wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across multiple 2021 model year vehicles. As we covered previously, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer was the first GM model to offer it. Check out our previous rollout coverage for a more complete list of GM vehicles set to offer the feature.
With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto setting the benchmark for automotive-smartphone connectivity, anything to make the connection even easier will surely be appreciated by customers. Operating the system is simple – after pairing the vehicle infotainment to a compatible smartphone, simply get into the vehicle with the phone, and go. The system will automatically connect and provide the Apple CarPlay / Android Auto interface for added functionality.
Additionally, pairing wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with inductive phone charging makes for a truly cable-free experience, with no wires needed to keep the phone connected and charged up. That said, the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu only offers wireless device charging on the range-topping Premier model. Those with the lower trims will still need a cable if they wish to charge their phone on the move.
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