Hyundai Offers Free Upgrade for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

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Hyundai is offering a free upgrade that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration for select models.

For some vehicle owners, the update is arriving later than originally promised, but it is free and can be done at home. The software update is available at MyHyundai.com and is also available at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee starting in June.

Compatible models for the free update (if you do it yourself) include the 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Navigation, 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Navigation or Display Audio, 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis with eight-inch touchscreen Navigation with rearview camera, 2016 Elantra GT with Navigation, 2016 Tucson with Navigation and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models with seven-inch touchscreen or eight-inch navigation.

SEE ALSO: Hyundai Delays Apple CarPlay Integration for Sonata Again

In order to do the software upgrade yourself, you will need your VIN and a USB memory stick or the SD card from your Navigation system. There are installation guides on the website to walk you through the upgrade and in the near future, the Korean automaker will add do-it-yourself installation videos.

“Launching smartphone integrations on these existing models through MyHyundai will enhance the overall ownership experience,” said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America. “Existing owners can now get the most out of their smartphones, by simply loading new software into their cars’ infotainment systems. Just a few years ago, they would have had to buy a new car to get such a powerful upgrade.”

This upgrade is only for US customers. Canadian customers won’t be able to update their vehicles.

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  • craigcole

    This is really nice. Hyundai is keeping its somewhat older models fresh with new tech.