Jaguar Land Rover to cost $300 for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility
Jaguar Land Rover lastly put a price ticket on its new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility on Tuesday: about $300 for many fashions.
The British automaker mentioned that patrons focused on compatibility with the favored Apple and Android smartphones might want to purchase the extra-cost Smartphone Pack for round $300 on automobiles geared up with its extra superior infotainment and management methods. The 2019 Jaguar I-Tempo electrical automobile will come customary with the Smartphone Pack, nevertheless.
The automaker confirmed to The Automotive Connection that the Smartphone Pack might be accessible on any 2019 Land Rover or Jaguar car already geared up with navigation both its InControl Contact Professional or Professional Duo infotainment methods. The InControl Contact Professional Duo infotainment system consists of a pair of screens and is included on the Vary Rover, Vary Rover Sport, Vary Rover Velar, and Jaguar I-Tempo.
Surprisingly, superior smartphone compatibility is non-compulsory even on the most expensive Vary Rover—the $208,000 Autobiography.
JLR is not the one luxurious model to cost additional for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. BMW drew headlines earlier this yr when it introduced that it might flip CarPlay compatibility right into a subscription-based service. For the 2019 mannequin yr, BMW contains CarPlay for the primary yr of possession however fees $80 yearly thereafter.