Toyota and Volkswagen Vehicles Getting CarPlay Support

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A number of Toyota’s 2020 models are set to get AirPlay as standard. The company made the announcement Thursday, in the run-up to the Chicago Autoshow. Volkswagen also announced that, for the first time, one of its vehicles will support Apple’s in-car technology.

Upgraded Systems to Support Carplay

Toyota said that all 2020 Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner, and Tacoma vehicles will utilize an updated audio system. The vehicles will support CarPlay, as well as Android Auto and Amazon’s Alexa. The company also added that the Sequoia and Tundra CrewMax TRD Pro have been upgraded with JBL Premium Audio and Navigation. That feature remains standard in 4Runner and Tacoma TRD Pros.

The systems will be controlled on a 7-inch touchscreen on the Sequoia TRD Pro. The Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pros will have an 8-inch touchscreen

Meanwhile, at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed that its 2020 Passat will also have CarPlay integration. It will be the first time CarPlay has been available to Volkswagen drivers. CarPlay integration will come via the firm’s updated Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) system.

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psimac

Volkswagen was one of the first half-dozen automakers to include CarPlay in nearly every model beginning in 2015. My 2016 Passat has CarPlay and I happily use it daily.

The only Volkswagen models sold in the USA that did not feature CarPlay are the Touareg (discontinued in USA), and the CC (discontinued and soon to be replaced by the Arteon).

This article should be revised because it’s almost entirely false. Toyota has recently embraced CarPlay in 2018.

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mattforero

My 2016 e-Golf has CarPlay as do many other VW’s from 2016 on…

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Mark Long

Volkswagen has been offering CarPlay and Android Auto capability since 2016 in the Passat and nearly every other model they make.

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I’m a little confused by this article. My 2017 Golf (basic model) came with CarPlay standard.