Chevy to Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Several 2016 Models

chevySmartphone apps are now as American as Apple, Google, and Chevrolet.

Yesterday Hyundai announced that it would be upgrading its 2015 Sonatas to support Android Auto. Today it was Chevy’s turn to take the pole position in the Geektona 500.

The Detroit automaker announced that up to 14 of its 2016 models will roll off the factory lines with built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The systems can turn your sometimes clumsy infotainment units into a smartphone on wheels.

Android Auto will initially be supported in seven cars that feature the 7-inch MyLink infotainment system, which includes the Spark, Cruze, Camaro, Malibu, and Silverado. CarPlay will be available in 13 models that use the 8-inch screen, adding the Impala, Corvette, Tahoe, and Volt. All told, these models accounted for some 2.4 million new car purchases in 2014 — more than half of all the cars Chevy sold that year.  More