CarPlay Cars 2020

What are the CarPlay cars by March 2020

CarPlay Cars ? Yeah it is commonly referred to the ‘cars which are compatible with Apple CarPlay’. By the mid of 2020, following major automobile manufacturers have become able to make CarPlay cars. Also many manufacturers are working on making CarPlay cars since it has become really a demanding feature. 

List OF CarPlay Car Makes

  • Abarth
  • Acura
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Borgward
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chery
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Citroen
  • Cowin Auto
  • Dodge
  • DS Automobiles
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Genesis
  • GMC
  • Haima
  • Haval
  • Holden
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • KIA
  • Lamborghini
  • Lifan
  • Lincoln
  • Maserati
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • MG
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Opel
  • Peugeot
  • Porsche
  • Qoros
  • RAM
  • Renault
  • Roewe
  • SEAT
  • Skoda
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Vauxhall
  • Volkswagen
  • VOLVO
  • Mahindra
  • SsangYong
  • TATA MOTORS

These car manufacturers possess a list of  500+ CarPlay car models of different manufacturing years.

See the full list of CarPlay compatible cars. 

Why a CarPlay car ?

If you have a CarPlay car, you will be able to handle all your navigation , communication, entertainment , Planning apps with voice commands or simple touches while you are on the driving seat. This assists you to drive safely, keeping your eyes on the road and on the other hand you will not miss any of the important calls or messages. Moreover, the screen will display you and direct you with the navigation apps and at the same time you can listen to your favorite songs. Because of this, apple CarPlay is referred to as ‘your ultimate co-pilot’ . 

There is a list of apps which support Apple CarPlay including maps, phone, messages, music, calendar etc.

How to check whether your car is compatible with Apple CarPlay

For the reason that there is a huge list of carPlay compatible cars, going through a long list will not be easy for you. Therefore the most accurate and the easiest way for this is Apple CarPlay Compatibility Checker.  

carplay compatibility checker

What you simply have to do is, entering the Make, Model and the Manufacture Year of your car and submitting it. Then the app will tell you whether it is a CarPlay Car or not, within seconds.

How to setup and use CarPlay on your CarPlay compatible car

If yours is a CarPlay car, using CarPlay is really easy. What you need is

  1. A high quality USB cable 
  2. A car mount
  3. Your iPhone -this should be An Apple CarPlay compatible device and here is the list of CarPlay Phones :
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XSiPhone ten s
  • iPhone XS MaxiPhone ten s Max
  • iPhone XRiPhone ten r
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5

Because of apple CarPlay comes as an inbuilt service, you do not have to install Apple CarPlay Apk.  So after collecting the prerequisites follow these steps.

  1. start your car
  2. plug your iPhone in with the infotainment system of your car 
  3. Go to Settings → General → CarPlay → Available cars and select your car from your iPhone. 
  4. CarPlay setup will automatically connect with your phone and now you can use CarPlay on your CarPlay car. 

Find how to set up your CarPlay in detail.  

Due to the reason that the default CarPlay allows only a limited number of apps ,  there is a high demand for the non default apps like YouTube, Facebook, Videos etc. As a solution,  there is a fantastic hack of adding any desired app to your CarPlay using an app called WheelPal.

wheelpal app

What are the options If don’t have a CarPlay car

Three things should be basically fulfilled in order to use CarPlay. 

  1. A CarPlay car
  2. A CarPlay compatible phone
  3. Being in a country where CarPlay service is allowed. 

So if you are unable to fulfill at least one of the above, you won’t be able to use Apple CarPlay. Yet if the missing thing is a CarPlay car, you have a couple of options. 

You can use a wired or a wireless aftermarket solution. 

Eg : Pioneer , Kenwood , Alpine

Furthermore, you can experience CarPlay on the landscape mode of any iPhone, no matter the Car’s compatibility and the geo location. This option is provided through an app called InCar iOS - CarPlay alternative app

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