If you purchased a new Toyota in 2019 you may be eligible for a little software update. Today has today announced the rollout of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on six models with retro-fitting available on many.
The Rav4, HiAce, Granvia, Camry, Corolla Hatch and Prius are all getting both smartphone systems compatibility.
On all those models purchased from now on, CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard.
If you purchased a 2019 model before today there’s a decent chance you can take your car in for a retro-fitting and drive out with your Smartphone connected on the infotainment screen.
Toyota’s Sean Hanley says both systems offer app access safely “By offering Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility in our vehicles, we are continuing to refine our market offerings and provide our customers with the products and services that enhance their lives,”
“The technology will allow our customers to stay informed, entertained and in touch with the wider world from behind the wheel, directly through the vehicles’ upgraded multimedia systems,” he said.
Latest-model HiAce and Rav4 owners can upgrade free of charge.
If you’ve bought the latest-gen Camry, Corolla hatch and Prius you can get CarPlay and Android Auto for a $199 fee at your Toyota Dealer.
The new infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto will also be standard on the new Corolla sedan and C-HR due out later this year.
Long overdue, and great news.
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