Today at CES 2016, Pioneer will unveil an upgraded lineup of NEX series in-dash receivers featuring Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free. Pioneer first brought Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system to cars through aftermarket displays in 2014. This year’s third-generation CarPlay head units from Pioneer include models with both 6.2-inch and 7-inch resistive and capacitive touchscreen displays.
The new models include the flagship AVIC-8200NEX which features a 7-inch capacitive screen and the AVH-4200NEX with a 7-inch resistive screen. AVIC-7200NEX also features a 7-inch resistive touchscreen; AVIC-5200NEX and AVIC-6200NEX have smaller 6.2-inch resistive touchscreens. While all five models support both CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free, the three 7-inch models also work with Google’s Android Auto infotainment feature.
The current lineup of CarPlay displays from Pioneer is already seeing price drops:
Pricing and availability on Pioneer’s new displays likely won’t be shared until later this year. We’ll update with official details from Pioneer later today when the CES show kicks off.