The New Toyota Supra Will Miss Out on Android Auto - Connected Car Life

It is no secret that the new Toyota Supra is basically a hard top version of the BMW Z4. While the exterior stylings are different, the chassis, interior and powertrain are 100% BMW. So with the BMW’s announcement they are going to be adding in Android Auto compatibility their new models you would think the Toyota Supra would as well…

Nope, not going to happen.

BMW added in Android Auto functionality to it’s iDrive 7.0 operating system for 2020 models, the initial launch of the new generation Supra in 2019 featured… you guessed it iDrive 6.0. Whereas with previous versions the various generations of iDrive were sometimes able to be upgraded via software, iDrive 7.0 adds some hardware components. Primarily being that iDrive 7.0 is now integrated into the instrument cluster which would require Toyota to utilize an entirely new instrument cluster.  

So there you have it, sorry Supra owners. At least they are offering a cheaper version with a 2.0 liter motor that “everyone” has asked for right?

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