It's no secret that GM will be rolling out support for both CarPlay and Android Auto, but we haven't seen it on a production GM model — until now. The 2016 Volt on the stand at Detroit's North American International Auto Show this week has an in-car entertainment system that includes support for both CarPlay and MirrorLink; both systems appear as options in the vehicle's Settings menu. Android Auto is missing, but there's plenty of time to add it — the Volt won't be on the road until the middle of this year.
The 2016 Chevy Volt uses an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system. Owners should be able to drive more than 1,000 miles on average between gasoline fill-ups with a total estimated driving range exceeding 400 miles, 50 of those in all-electric mode. The vehicle has a new, 192-cell/18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and new, 111-kW two-motor drive unit, the Voltec system is up to 12 percent more efficient and approximately 100 pounds (45 kg) lighter than the previous system. It also goes from 0-60 in 8.4 seconds.
If you want access to Apple CarPlay and don't want to buy a new car. Check out these offerings from Alpine and Parrot. You may also want to check out this tweak from Adam Bell that turns your iPad into a CarPlay device.
We'll have more updates as support for CarPlay expands to more vehicles, manufacturers, and third party receivers. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.