2016 Pajero first with Mitsubishi’s in-car smartphone technology

1st Sep, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors’ newly-developed integrated smartphone infotainment system has arrived on the 2016 model year Pajero SUV.

Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system for both Android AutoTM*1 and Apple CarPlay*2 will be introduced across all Pajero variants and rolled out on future models in the months ahead.

On sale from 1 September, the 2016 Pajero will also feature Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio as standard across the range and a new Terra Rossa premium paint colour.

SDA allows users of either Android smartphones or iPhones to connect to the Pajero’s seven-inch built-in touch screen using a USB cable.  

The system is designed to allow the driver, either by using the touchscreen, voice control or steering wheel controls, to safely and simply:

  • access navigation and other compatible apps on their smartphone
  • make and receive phone calls
  • send and receive text messages and
  • listen to or stream music

The SDA system also eliminates the need for regular map updates to the car’s navigation system by retrieving the latest information from the smartphone.

Android Auto Features


Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organises it into simple cards that appear in the vehicles display when they’re needed.


Let Google MapsTM*1 lead the way.  It’s easy to get where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance and more.


Your favourite tunes – to go! Access and stream over 30 million songs, customised playlists and more with Google PlayTM*1 music.


Just say the word – Best in class speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy.


Hit the road with your favourite compatible apps.  Android Auto makes it easy to access your phone’s apps and contents in your car.

Apple CarPlay Features


Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone’s familiar features you’d want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display in a smart and simple manner. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.


Complete with turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel time.  CarPlay can also predict where the driver is most likely to want to go using addresses from their email, text messages, contacts and calendars.


Make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail.  Siri helps do all these things.


Siri can take dictation, read aloud, send and reply to the driver’s text messages for them.


Access your artists, songs, playlists and compatible third party audio apps using your car’s built-in controls.  Or just tell Siri what you’d like to listen to.



  • Android Auto requires Android 5.0+ (Lollipop) and Apple CarPlay requires iOS8+
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio will not operate in areas with no service signal and may not operate in supported areas where the signal is weak
  • Users are responsible for all charges incurred using smartphones and iPhones to connect to Android Auto and CarPlay respectively
  • Some functions may not be available for use depending on the user’s location

Mitsubishi Pajero recommended retail pricing remains unchanged.

*1: Android Auto, Android, Google Maps and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

*2: Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

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