Fourteen 2016 Chevrolet Models to Offer Smartphone Compatibility
With decades of history giving consumers what they want behind them, Chevrolet is looking forward to their 2016 models giving consumers what they have started noticing they’re missing- on-the-road connectivity.
As the use of smartphones has grown to over 2.3 billion devices globally, consumers have started demanding more integration with objects they use every day, including their vehicles.
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in more models than any automotive brand. The 14 Chevrolet models include the all-new 2016 Cruze compact car, which will debut on June 24.
“For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. “Partnering with Apple and Google to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers.”
Chevrolet’s seven-inch MyLink infotainment system gives owners a smart and simple way to access both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The eight-inch version of MyLink will be compatible only with Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the 2016 model year. Development and testing is still underway to make Android Auto compatible with the eight-inch version of MyLink with the goal of a late 2016 launch.
|2016 Model Year Chevrolet Infotainment Systems|
|7-Inch MyLink Infotainment||8-Inch MyLink Infotainment|
To see a full list of supported apps for Android devices, visit Android.com/auto. Apps available for Apple users can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay.
To better keep consumers connected, Chevrolet offers OnStar 4G LTE connectivity across a range of cars, trucks and crossovers in the U.S. and Canada.