Toyota expands its standard CarPlay offerings with 2019 RAV4 and Corolla Hatchback

Toyota has shown off its 2019 Corolla Hatchback and RAV4 SUV at the New York Auto Show, and both new vehicles will come standard with Apple’s CarPlay.

Toyota was a long-time CarPlay holdout, but this past January the company announced the 2019 Toyota Avalon as the first vehicle to support the platform with more announcements to come.

At the New York Auto Show, Toyota has shown of the latest vehicles to gain CarPlay with 7- to 8-inch touchscreens as a standard feature. First up is the new Corolla Hatchback which sports an 8-inch standard display.

There’s no shortage of entertainment and connectivity capability inside Corolla Hatchback either. For SE, standard Entune 3.0 Audio includes 8-in. touchscreen; six speakers; Apple CarPlay; Amazon Alexa integration; Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect; Safety Connect; Wi-Fi Connect; Scout GPS Link Compatible; Siri Eyes Free; Auxiliary audio jack and USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control; AM/FM; MP3/WMA playback capability; Voice Recognition training and tutorials; Hands-free phone capability; voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth; Customizable Home Screen; and Weather/Traffic info via Entune 3.0 App Suite.

Often times, auto manufacturers will support both CarPlay and Android Auto. Notably it looks like Toyota decided to go with Amazon Alexa connectivity in lieu of Google’s platform. Read more on the 2019 Corolla Hatchback here.