The first CarPlay-enabled Chevrolet vehicle has rolled off the assembly line. The car, a 650HP silver Corvette Z06, has rolled off the production line at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
TechCrunch reported about the first Chevy vehicle to include CarPlay capabilities. General Motors announced in late May that its Chevrolet division would begin offering CarPlay capabilities to 14 of its vehicle models in the 2016 model year.
The $79,000 Corvette Z06 includes an 8-inch color touchscreen that offers CarPlay, alongside Chevrolet’s own MyLink system. The Z06 offers 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650-lb ft of torque at 3,600 rpm, making it the most powerful production car GM has ever offered to its customers.
More Chevy vehicles that offer CarPlay will begin rolling off the production line later this year, including:
- 7-inch Screens: Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Silverado, Silverado HD
- 8-inch Screens: Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, Suburban
The first CarPlay vehicles from Chevrolet will not offer the iOS 9 compatible wireless CarPlay support. The vehicles will require drivers to connect their iPhone to their vehicle’s console via a Lightning cable.