Chevrolet, Honda, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, and VW Debut New CarPlay Vehicles at NY Auto Show

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A number of new CarPlay-enabled vehicles are making their North American debuts ahead of the 2016 New York International Auto Show this week, including models from Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

Chevrolet kickstarted the announcements last week when it introduced the 2017 Sonic as the first subcompact vehicle with CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. General Motors also introduced the 2017 Chevrolet Trax with CarPlay support last month. Both vehicles will reach dealerships by fall 2016.

Chevrolet's new 2017 Sonic, left, and 2017 Trax feature CarPlay

Honda followed suit this week with the debut of its 2017 Civic Hatchback, available in fall 2016, and U.S. spec Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan, launching by the end of this year, both of which feature CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda already offers CarPlay in the 2016 Accord, 2016 Civic, and 2017 Ridgeline.

Hyundai today unveiled its 2017 Ioniq electric vehicle with CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while its subsidiary Kia debuted the 2017 Cadenza with matching support for both in-dash software platforms. Hyundai did not provide a launch date for the Ioniq, while the new Cadenza will go on sale in late 2016.

Honda's new Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan with CarPlay compatibility

New York's auto show marks the arrival of Subaru's first CarPlay vehicle in the all-new 2017 Impreza, while Volkswagen's U.S. version of the 2017 Golf Alltrack also features CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Golf model goes on sale in fall 2016, while no launch date was provided yet for the Impreza.

CarPlay is available in over 100 vehicle models worldwide from over two dozen automakers, providing hands-free or eyes-free access to common iPhone apps such as Maps, Messages, Music, Phone, and Podcasts. Apple keeps a periodically updated list of available models on its website.

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santydolby

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who would have thought that the generally super stuck-up car manufacturers would now debut shiny new cars with CarPlay (an infotainment feature, however lazily slapped on to their existing dashboards by some) as the marquee feature?! :)
 
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I recently got a Chevy Malibu '16 and Carplay makes everything super convenient. However, Apple Maps is no Google Maps. So when is Google Maps going to be implemented, and it'd be impressive if I could check Snapchat on the little Carplay screen as well.

Also, when is it going to be possible to use Carplay via bluetooth as opposed to having my phone plugged in every. single. time?
 
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Aston441

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Toyota has become the car for old people.
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I recently got a Chevy Malibu '16 and Carplay makes everything super convenient. However, Apple Maps is no Google Maps. So when is Google Maps going to be implemented, and it'd be impressive if I could check Snapchat on the little Carplay screen as well.

Also, when is it going to be possible to use Carplay via bluetooth as opposed to having my phone plugged in every. single. time?
Agree one million percent. I have zero interest in car play without Google Maps.
 

santydolby

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I recently got a Chevy Malibu '16 and Carplay makes everything super convenient. However, Apple Maps is no Google Maps. So when is Google Maps going to be implemented, and it'd be impressive if I could check Snapchat on the little Carplay screen as well.

Also, when is it going to be possible to use Carplay via bluetooth as opposed to having my phone plugged in every. single. time?

really waiting for the day when Google Maps is supported on Carplay. Phew!
 

madsci954

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Also, when is it going to be possible to use Carplay via bluetooth as opposed to having my phone plugged in every. single. time?
Never. Try streaming turn-by-turn directions, both audio and viewable maps, over low bandwidth BT. Like trying to download a BluRay movie over dial up.

Connections over wifi will come, but I'm sure that will require an updated car system.
 

RogerWilco

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Yes, that 15-inch dashboard display in the 2019 Chevy Assporter just screams innovation.
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Dodge, come on, get on this! UConnect is NOT as good a system..
Fiat owns the brand -- what else do you need to know?
 
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Never. Try streaming turn-by-turn directions, both audio and viewable maps, over low bandwidth BT. Like trying to download a BluRay movie over dial up.

Connections over wifi will come, but I'm sure that will require an updated car system.
It is actually possible on a lot of these cars with carplay, but apple is not "allowing" it for the reasons you mentioned I'm sure. I know VW showed it off over bluetooth and were told they cannot.
 
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Icaras

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Yay! I found out about the Sonic refresh on Sunday and I couldn't be happier. I've been holding out for Chevrolet to redesign the Sonic with their new design language as well as add CarPlay and they did both this year. This car will finally be mine this fall and I can't wait to finally be able to use CarPlay! :D
 

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I recently got a Chevy Malibu '16 and Carplay makes everything super convenient. However, Apple Maps is no Google Maps. So when is Google Maps going to be implemented, and it'd be impressive if I could check Snapchat on the little Carplay screen as well.

Also, when is it going to be possible to use Carplay via bluetooth as opposed to having my phone plugged in every. single. time?
Wait. It doesn't work with Bluetooth? In 2016? :eek:
 
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