Volvo adds CarPlay to 2016 XC90

More than a year and a half after partnering with Apple, Volvo is finally making CarPlay available in the 2016 XC90 crossover, CNET reports. For those who have already purchased an XC90, a trip to the dealership will be necessary to install the CarPlay software on the car’s Sensus touchscreen. The upgrade takes about an hour and is free for customers who bought their car on or before Nov. 23. Those picking up an XC90 after that date will have to pay an additional $300 for the upgrade. When the iPhone is plugged into the XC90’s USB port, CarPlay doesn’t take up the entire 9-inch touchscreen like it does in some other cars, leaving vehicle functions available at the top while providing access to the phone’s apps underneath. The system also includes Siri integration, so drivers can hear their text messages and reply to them using only their voice.

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