South Korean automobile maker Hyundai today announced a firmware update bringing Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto infotainment systems to additional vehicles, namely the latest Azera and Veloster models. The new firmware follows a firmware update in December 2015 that brought support for CarPlay to the 2016 Sonata and a few other 2015 and 2016 models.
Last week, the company said that CarPlay integration will be offered as a standard feature on the 2017 Sonata and limited-edition Tucson models.
The firmware update is available at no cost via www.myhyundai.com as a do-it-yourself installation and will also be available at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee to cover the labor required to install the software. This completes Hyundai’s rollout of smartphone integration across the 2017 model year lineup.
2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are now being built with both CarPlay and Android Auto support and will arrive at dealerships soon. All other 2017 model Hyundai vehicles with eligible Display Audio or Navigation systems sport CarPlay integration from launch.
Other Hyundai vehicles with CarPlay integration include, among other models, the 2015 and 2016 Sonata and Genesis models, 2016 Elantra GT and Tucson models, 2017 IONIQ and more.
Applying the update to your 2015 or newer compatible Hyundai vehicle gives you access to the usual CarPlay features like making and receiving calls, text messaging, Maps, music, Siri and more. To complete the software upgrade, you’ll need your VIN number and the SD card from your Navigation system.
Other vehicles with CarPlay support are listed on Apple’s website.