Hyundai’s latest CarPlay vehicles will be 2017 Sonata and Tucson models


Hyundai confirmed today that its latest vehicles to come with Apple’s CarPlay platform will be the 2017 Sonata and Tucson models.

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The Tucson offers a standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function for intuitive operation. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also available along with Apple Siri® “Eyes Free” integration. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora® Internet Radio are already integrated with the multimedia system… The 2017 Sonata is available with many comfort and convenience features like our hands-free smart trunk, 8-inch navigation display, Apple CarPlay ™, Android Auto™, electronic parking brake, and Blue Link telematics system

Support in the 2017 Sonata and Tucson models follows the release of an update for the 2016 Sonata in March and an update in May that brought CarPlay support to several 2015 and 2016 models. Currently supported via the update is the 2015 and 2016 Sonata and Genesis models, as well as the 2016 Elantra GT and Tucson models and 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models. The company’s 2017 Elantra was the first to support CarPlay stock, and Apple’s list of vehicles additionally includes the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ

We previously showed you a tutorial for how to install the update in a 2015 Sonata and Hyundai started offering installations via dealers for a fee in June.

For the 2017 Tucson, Hyundai says that Apple’s CarPlay (as well as Android Auto support) will only be available on “Limited” models. There will also a 315-watt, Infinity AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system upgrade option available.

Hyundai hasn’t confirmed availability of the 2017 Sonata but says it will start at $21,600. The 2017 Tucson is already arriving at dealers starting at $22,700, but the Limited model with CarPlay starts at $29,775.

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