A day after the first CarPlay-equipped Corvette headed out to dealers and buyers in the form of the 650HP Z06, General Motors announced that it will be available later this year in two Buick and three GMC models. This adds to the 14 Chevrolet models scheduled to see some CarPlay love this year.
CarPlay will be available in an 8-inch display on the 2016 model Buick LaCrosse and Regal, together with the 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon and Sierra. As usual with car year conventions, all five cars will go on sale later this year. All models will eventually offer the Android Auto platform as well, but only the GMC Sierra will support Google’s system at launch.
While there are many CarPlay-equipped cars on the way, only two have so far gone on sale …
Existing CarPlay units require a wired connection to the iPhone, with wireless connectivity being introduced with iOS 9 – and compatible units not available until much later. In the meantime, though, the list of CarPlay apps keeps growing, May seeing the addition of Audible and MLB At Bat.