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Hyundai expands its offer of free Apple CarPlay

Hyundai is adding smartphone integrations to several more existing models via do-it-yourself installation. The software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost through

The software will also be available at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee. The 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are now being built with both CarPlay and Android Auto support and will arrive at dealerships soon. All other 2017 model Hyundai vehicles with eligible Display Audio or Navigation systems include both smartphone integration solutions from launch, says Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America.

To complete the software upgrade, owners need their VIN number and the SD card from their Navigation system. has installation guides to walk customers through the process. Consumers can access to do-it-yourself installation videos. The videos can be found on and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel and include detailed download and installation instructions on the software. 

How-to-use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto videos also are available on and the Hyundai USA YouTube channel. If a customer doesn’t wish to complete the software download and upload procedure on their own, they can take their vehicle into their local dealer. The dealer will charge the customer a fee for the labor required to install the software.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.