And why Toyotas may never offer Android Auto smartphone connectivity here
New standard tech includes Apple CarPlay and Subaru's EyeSight safety suite.
The Nissan Sentra is due for a complete redesign soon, but in the meantime, it receives some much-needed updates. For the 2019 model year, Nissan is finally giving the model a larger screen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All Sentras except the base model now feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as
The sporty SR Turbo variant also loses its manual transmission, going CVT-only from here on out.
The new 2019 Toyota Camry and Sienna will get Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support, according to order guides seen by CarsDirect. It doesn't appear that either vehicle will get Android Auto capabilities. Toyota has taken longer than other manufacturers to integrate smartphone infotainment systems into its vehicles with the 2019 Avalon being the first to get Apple CarPlay
Toyota was one of the few auto manufacturers to seemingly holdout on adding CarPlay support to its vehicles until this year. Now, the brand is bringing Apple’s in-car platform to two more of its 2019 models.
There's no need to buy a brand-new car if you want to use smartphone apps like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink. These systems can be made to function in older vehicles, thanks to after-market kits and gadgets.
Amazon doesn't just want to compete with Google and Apple in your home. It's coming for your car, too. Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be "Hey Alexa" ready through the car infotainment system — a territory Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have inhabited for years.
Tata Motors has introduced Apple CarPlay on the Nexon’s infotainment system, which was previously available only with Android Auto. The higher-spec trims of the Nexon, the XZ, XZ+ and XZA+ (automatic) get the Harman-sourced 6.5-inch infotainment system that responds to voice commands.
Mazda is talking up the second gen CX-9 mid-size crossover. The crossover has three rows of seating and has gained some new options for the 2019 year model. The base CX-9 starts at $32,280. Buyers who opt for the Touring trim or higher will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for the infotainment system.