They say that good things come to those who wait. Last year automaker Hyundai promised that they would be making Apple CarPlay available to owners of their Sonata. Well, a year and a half later, they’re finally ready to start making good on that promise.
When it was originally announced, Hyundai had stated that the upgrade to CarPlay would be a simple and free download for 2015 or 2016 model owners. Unfortunately, something has changed between the announcement and now, as it will no longer be a free upgrade.
In order to get the CarPlay functionality, Sonata owners will need to purchase a special SD card that will upgrade their system. So far there has been no word on how much the SD card will cost. It will be far less than a brand new CarPlay-compatible unit though, I’m sure.
While we don’t know exactly when the upgrade is due out, it should be out sometime in Q1 of next year.