Infiniti offers free wireless CarPlay to 2020, 2021 model owners

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Infiniti is making wireless CarPlay more accessible to its customers, with it becoming a free upgraded to most models sold in 2020 and 2021 in the United States.

The Japanese car producer revealed in the spring that its 2022 QX80, Q50, Q60, and Q60SUV will have wireless CarPlay, introducing the Apple in-car infotainment system to its vehicle range for the first time. In an update on Tuesday, it appears that more cars will be getting the feature, and for free.

The upgrade, which will be performed at Infiniti retailers across the United States, will add wireless CarPlay to the vehicles at no charge and with no strings attached. The offer will be available for most 2020 and 2021 Infiniti models, including the 2020 and 2021 Q50 sports sedan, Q60 sports coupe, QX60 mid-size crossover, and the QX80 full-size luxury SUV.

The free offer is available now, and will run until March 31, 2022.

"Customer satisfaction has always been one of the highest priorities at Infiniti, and we are pleased to bring wireless Apple CarPlay to owners of the majority of our 2020 and 2021 vehicles, said Infiniti Americas group vice president Jeff Pope. "More than 80 percent of luxury vehicle owners use Apple products, and now these Infiniti owners can go wireless while using CarPlay in their vehicle."

In CarPlay's updates for iOS 15, Apple improved its CarKey system to use ultra-wideband signals, the introduction of a Driving Focus mode, and new wallpapers, among other items.