Citroën has introduced ‘My Ami Play’ to the Ami 100% electric city car to improve smartphone connectivity.
Citroën Ami drivers can connect their phone to the Ami via the DAT@AMI dongle, allowing them to access key vehicle information, such as charge level, via the My Citroën app. Now, through ‘My Ami Play’ and ‘Citroën Switch’, owners can also access more features such as navigation or internet radio, and make calls via Bluetooth, with their smartphone doubling as an infotainment screen.
Gilles Scafarto, Head of Connected Services Strategy at Citroën, said: “Customers like to have access to their favourite navigation and media apps while driving. ‘My Ami Play’ is a major innovation to meet this need in complete safety. Citroën has gone even further by offering an additional solution enabling them to stream radio while enhancing and simplifying the driving experience.”
Users of ‘My Ami Play’ can customise the app interface to include their favourite functions such as Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps, Deezer or Apple Music. Coupled with the optional Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Ami Bluetooth speaker, which sits into a specially designed slot in the dashboard, drivers can enjoy all of their media in Ami 100% ëlectric.
‘Citroën Switch’ is a new steering wheel control unit that connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth®, with drivers able to access their phone through the steering wheel without taking their eyes off the road. The driver has the choice of positioning the ‘Citroën Switch’ wherever they choose on the steering wheel or throughout the cabin, to ensure ease of use. The smartphone can be placed in the holder on the dashboard which then functions as Ami’s infotainment screen.
Ami 100% ëlectric emits zero emissions whilst driving and has a 5.5kWh battery that can be fully charged in just three hours. All versions feature a 6kW electric motor, allowing Citroën Ami to reach a top speed of 28mph, with a range of up to 46 miles (WMTC).
‘Citroën Switch’ will be included as standard on new orders of ‘My Ami Pop’, ‘My Ami Tonic’ and versions featuring a colour pack from 01 September. ‘Citroen Switch’ can also be ordered as an accessory from your local Citroën authorised parts supplier.
Through Citroën UK’s ‘Fair Pricing’ policy, Ami 100% Electric is priced from £7,695 and can be had via a Personal Contract Purchase, with prices starting from £19.99 per month with a customer deposit.
For more information visit www.citroen.co.uk/ami