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Nissan to begin across-the-range Apple CarPlay and Android Auto roll-out in Australia from June

Smartphone mirroring will be offered in all new Nissan's launched from June this year

Nissan owners' wait for true smartphone mirroring is almost over, with the Japanese brand to begin rolling-out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its Australian vehicles from June this year.

The very first car to offer the technology will be the new Nissan Leaf, set to arrive around the middle of 2019, but the brand's Australian team says the smartphone-mirroring technology will appear in every new or updated model that arrives from that point on.

The decision mirrors Nissan's global push, with some international models already fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in oveaseas markets.

It's important to note that the change currently applies to all-new or face-lifted models, with a retro-fit solution for existing vehicles unlikely to be possible.

"The launch of the new Nissan Leaf will also mark the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to vehicles in the Nissan Australia range," a spokesperson told CarsGuide. "You can expect this technology to be incorporated into other Nissan vehicles as they are progressively updated in the future."

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