The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is the first production car from General Motors that features Apple CarPlay built right into the dash, The Verge observed at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.

Chevrolet presented the new Volt on Monday, which offers greater range and a slightly sleeker look than the previous model, along with the new technology from Apple. The 2016 Volt is the second version of the hybrid vehicle, which has seen mixed reviews from automobile critics and customers alike.

CarPlay is accessed right through the 2016 Volt’s Settings menu, where users can pair their iPhone to access Siri: Eyes Free, Maps, telephone, iOS’ music app, and iMessage, available for all iPhones that use the Lightning connector and operate iOS 7.1 or later.

There wasn’t any sign of Google Android Auto on the infotainment system (not that it can’t come later), unlike several other automakers who have announced dual support, though there was support for MirrorLink.

General Motors is on a long list of other automakers promising CarPlay, including BMW, the Chrysler Group, Honda, Mazda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Ford, Volkswagen, and more. It looks like General Motors has gotten a leg up on other automakers with Apple fans who may want CarPlay built in their dash, rather than a third-party model.

General Motors says the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will launch in the US by the middle of 2015.

Source: The Verge

  • have_gun_will_travel

    It doesn’t matter. Nobody WANT the POS. In Texas, a car with that range is no better that a good horse, and won’t take you to as many places….

    • cloroxbb

      300-400 miles isn’t enough before having to fill up again?

      • have_gun_will_travel

        You just affirmed my objections with the car. It gets THIRTY-EIGHT miles per BATTERY charge. Where I live, that won’t even get half the people to their WORK! If you’re going to have to “fill up again,” why not just drive a REAL car???

      • cloroxbb

        Well obviously its not made especially for that situation. There will never be a car that fullfills every need of every person. Of course the whole point of the vehicle is that you can run entirely on battery if possible, but if you need to go farther like a “real car” you can.

        Im sick of dipshits claiming a car is a P.O.S just because it doesn’t do what THEY need. If it’s not the car for you, then why even read or post about it?

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Typical liberal drivel…
        If someone doesn’t agree with YOU, THEY are WRONG.
        If the Volt was such a great car, it would be selling. The fact it ISN’T selling (even with a subsidy) means people don’t WANT it.
        So what you’re saying is if you don’t have a POSITIVE comment, don’t comment???
        If you’re sick of dipshits comments, just quit commenting, and you won’t have to worry about reading them!

      • cloroxbb

        Obviously you lack reading comprehension.

      • Glenn Sandagata

        Keep drinking the right wing cool aid

      • Steeve

        Because all 123 MPG car are little unconfortable car, I drive a Volt 2014 since Nov 2013 and my average is 123MPG…mean that not a Tesla ok, but I save gas each day in a confortable car.
        have a nice day

  • hello

    cus the last chevy volt sold so well, lol.

  • hello

    meanwhile android auto already has a bunch of car makers installing it.

  • I’d almost purchase a Volt; and then I remember that it’s GM.

  • Steven Honey

    I wish e musk would make a tesla that is affordable. Like 30-40k

  • gittlopctbi

    What?!!! They still make the Chevy reVOLTing? Thought that piece of junk was dead. We still subsidizing it?

    • have_gun_will_travel

      Yes, we are!