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2019 Renault Duster, Captur Likely To Get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Published On Sep 12, 2018 06:02 PM By Raunak for Renault Duster

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Renault debuts new R-Link 2 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the 2019 Kadjar facelift

Renault Kadjar

Pictured: Renault Kadjar 

Renault has introduced a new glass-encased infotainment system which runs on the carmaker’s R-Link 2 software with the 2019 Kadjar facelift which was unveiled recently. The Kadjar is a mid-size SUV that the French carmaker sells in various international markets. The new infotainment system could replace the current MediaNav 2 unit seen in the India-spec Captur and the upcoming second-gen Duster.

Renault Captur

Pictured: India-spec Renault Captur with Media Nav 2

The glass encasing of the new infotainment system lets the screen sit flush with the rest of the dashboard. At 7-inches, it’s the same size as the current MediaNav 2 system. However, it offers a capacitive touchscreen (smartphone-like screen) compared to the Media Nav 2’s old-school resistive screen. Capacitive technology offers a comparatively brighter display and is more sensitive to touch inputs.

Renault Kadjar

Like the Media Nav 2, the new infotainment system has a tile-type user interface and Renault says it’ll be easier to use as well.

Renault Kadjar Renault Captur
R-Link 2 MediaNav 2 

The much welcome addition to the package, however, is the integration of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is sorely missed in the Captur as well as the second-gen Duster, which is yet to be launched here.

Renault Kadjar

The new unit replaces the older version of the system (not offered in India) found in the pre-facelift Kadjar and Euro-spec Captur (pictured below). Expect Renault to roll out the new system in the Euro-spec Captur and consequently the India-spec version in the near future. Moreover, the second-gen Duster is also said to receive a brand new infotainment system next year and the new R-Link 2 fits the bill. 

Euro-spec Renault Captur

Pictured: Euro-spec Renault Captur 

Expect the new R-Link 2 infotainment system to debut in India with the second-gen Duster, which is set to be launched next year. Later, the carmaker could introduce it in the Captur as well. It’s safe to assume that Renault’s new mid-size coupe-crossover, the Arkana, could feature the same unit as well.

Renault Arkana

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