Apple CarPlay™ now available on Hyundai i30, Tucson and Santa Fe models

Benchmark smartphone compatibility now available on selected i30 Series II, All-new Tucson and Santa Fe Series II models
Easy software update enables existing owners to upgrade to Apple CarPlay compatibility free of charge
Manufacturer's List Price remains unchanged

11th January 2016 – Apple CarPlay is now available on selected Hyundai i30 Series II, All-new Tucson and Santa Fe Series II variants.

Apple's highly advanced smartphone support technology offers seamless integration with existing iPhone architectures to provide a vast array of features, including safe access to Apple Maps navigation, Siri command functions – including hands-free phone calls, messaging and dictation – music, calendar entries, apps and much more. Commands also can be entered via the vehicles' touchscreen.

Importantly, for existing owners Apple CarPlay compatibility can now be easily applied via a software upgrade. Taking just 15 minutes, the upgrade is carried out free of charge at Hyundai dealership service deparents.

Apple CarPlay compatibility is available on the following Hyundai models:

Model

Variant

i30 Series II
(4th quarter 2015 production onwards)

Active

ActiveX

SR

Santa Fe Series II

Active

Tucson

Active

ActiveX

"The beauty of Apple CarPlay is that it is powered by your iPhone, it is dynamic and connected and therefore, easily updated," says Senior Manager Product Planning, Andrew Tuitahi.

"When Apple improves these systems, by tweaking performance, adding functionality, or enabling new apps, they will immediately be available in your vehicle.

"Nowadays, we are always connected and we live in that connected ecosystem all day, everyday – when we are walking, on the train, on the bus, at work and at dinner. It hasn't mattered where we were … except in our cars. Until now, the car has been the one black spot. Availability of new smartphone technologies changes that.

"Apple have created a protocol that allows Hyundai to give drivers safe, efficient in-car access to their iPhone's ecosystem."

Pricing
Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) of Hyundai i30 Series II, All-new Tucson and Santa Fe Series II remain unchanged.

Android Devices
For customers using Android devices, the updated audio system continues to offer the ability to integrate Google Now via voice activation. By using the ‘Voice' button on the audio unit, users are able to use Google Now to make calls, play music, compose text messages, access calendar information, add reminders and more.

The Google Now voice activation system will be updated to Google's Android Auto technology in Hyundai vehicles later this year.