Hyundai CarPlay (2015 Sonata)

Japanese car maker Hyundai today officially confirmed that CarPlay functionality will be available in its upcoming 2015 Sonata vehicles. CarPlay launch partners include Volvo, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, but many other manufacturers have pledged to support Apple’s in-car system later this year, Hyundai being one of them.

The new version of the mid-size Sonata sedan was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show earlier today with premium design, a stiffer body structure, improved ride quality, a quieter cabin and “class-above safety features.”

It’s slated to hit dealerships early this summer…

According to Hyundai’s media release, it’s one of the first volume manufacturers to bring CarPlay to market. Apple’s feature will be available on 2015 Sonatas equipped with navigation later in the 2015 model year.

CarPlay integration in the 2015 Sonatas will work as you’d expect.

Using a built-in eight-inch touchscreen, drivers will be able to interact with CarPlay and use Siri to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages.

“With CarPlay, Siri provides drivers an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands and can be easily accessed directly through the Voice button on the steering wheel,” explains the firm.

CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5s/5c/5 devices running iOS 7.1. The feature doesn’t have a Home screen icon and instead launches automatically when you connect your device via a Lightning cable to your car’s in-dash system.

Apple is said to enable wireless CarPlay connections soon enough.

Although CarPlay is limited to latest vehicles that integrate the feature directly, Pioneer and Alpine both announced affordable aftermarket kits making it easy to add CarPlay functionality to older vehicles, in exchange for a few hundred dollars.

  • Joey Pesante

    …hyundai is korean…

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Lol..I own a Hyundai and I always thought it was jap.

  • Steve Yoo

    Hyundai is Korean, you shitheads

  • @dongiuj

    Korean. Not that hard to research that.

    • Guest

      IDB always corrects their mistakes when we point it out. Here, because
      of their hatred for Samsung and Koreans in general, they are keeping it
      as “Japanese car maker Hyundai”. There’s two groups you can be racist
      towards and it’s excepted in the west, whites and Asians. Here is an
      example of racism towards Asians.

  • @dongiuj

    I’ve just found 3 other websites that have used exactly the same article word for word……who copied and pasted from who?…..

    • siddique

      i personally copy and paste iDB posts same as same to my blog.

      • @dongiuj

        Why make a blog?

    • Which websites??

      • @dongiuj

        Macmight and macrumor, I think, and can’t remember the other one. Sorry.

  • Kevin Osborne

    I thought Hyundai was Chinapeanese…

    • Guest

      And I thought you were an assholenese

      • Kevin Osborne

        Take a chill pill dude I was picking on iDownload Blog for mixing up two Asian countries. Just a friendly joke man.

  • @dongiuj

    Christian Zibreg is Japanese. His name gives it away.

  • My friend comes from the family who owns Hyundai…It’s Korean. Not Japanese! haha

    • @dongiuj

      I take it your friend is not called Christian zibreg?….

  • It’s like calling an Isreali company German.

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  • Parth Patel

    Hyundai is Korean. Honda is Japanese.

  • JerseyD

    Hyundai is a Korean company!

  • Sam

    Who gets to write shit like this? Sure hope you didn’t get paid for this shit. Going to talk to Jeff about this and how stupid you are. Get your facts straight before you publish something. Hyundai is from Seoul, South Korea. DON’T EVER CALL KOREANS JAPS…

    • @dongiuj

      Don’t ever call Japanese “Japs”.

  • blastingbigairs

    That’ll be the most expensive useful part of the entire car unfortunately.