Hyundai Expands Free Apple CarPlay Integration Offer to More Vehicles [US Only]



Hyundai has today expanded its free Apple CarPlay integration offer to several more existing models via a software update, completing the rollout of smartphone integration across the 2017 model year lineup (via PRNewswire). The do-it-yourself installation, which is compatible with CarPlay as well as Android Auto, is now available free of cost through The software will also be available at Hyundai dealerships nationwide for an installation fee.

“We are very pleased to be able to expand the availability of multimedia system updates to the owners of these additional vehicles,” said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director, digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America. “Delivering the update through the owner website has proven to be an effective way to support Hyundai owners.”

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.

To complete the software upgrade, owners need their VIN number and the SD card from their Navigation system. also has installation guides and videos to walk customers through the process.

Update: This update looks to be for Hyundai models in the U.S. only; we’ll confirm if and when this comes to Canada.


  • Ace G

    Only problem is that this is not available in Canada, its US only.

  • BritBloke

    Ace G is right, there’s nothing like this for the Canadian 2017’s. I have a new Elantra with Android Auto but not Car Play. I’ve contacted Hyundai Canada multiple times and they say there are no firm plans on if the Canadian 2017’s will be getting the Car Play update.

  • Dany Quirion

    Haha its never US only, theres always a way.

  • Z S

    I don’t understand why Hyundai Canada hasn’t launched. There shouldn’t be any licensing issues. It’s not a regional issue because other Canadian cars DO have CarPlay. It should just be a matter of rolling out like the US has.

  • Douglas Lariviere

    Oh yeah could you please share.
    I would like to know how.
    I have a 2017 Elentra, and can’t wait to have this in my car.

  • Dany Quirion

    Great car, just google it youll see

  • Douglas Lariviere

    Hi Again I’ve tried looking for this on Google but always come up empty handed.
    Well I guess I’ll keep looking.
    Have a great one.