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Buick, GMC vehicles to adopt Apple's CarPlay for 2016 model year

General Motors on Tuesday announced plans to bring Apple CarPlay to still more vehicles, this time to its Buick and GMC brands, which will get the technology in the 2016 model year.




The first Buick vehicles with CarPlay will be the LaCrosse and Regal, while initial GMC entries will include the Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon. Both brands will also be getting support for Android Auto, but not until later on, reflecting GM's general prioritization of CarPlay.

The automaker's first-ever CarPlay-ready vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, began production just this week. A total of 14 Chevy vehicles will support the platform by the end of the year. Another GM brand, Cadillac, will see the "majority" of 2016 models get support.

In March Apple announced that CarPlay would be available on 40 more vehicles in 2015, a large portion of which now appear to be tied to GM. Apart from GM offerings, the only car on sale with CarPlay built in is the Ferrari FF.

Many other companies have nevertheless signed on for the platform, such as Ford, Honda, Toyota, Dodge, and Kia. Compatible aftermarket receivers are being sold by Alpine and Pioneer.