Toyota Supra may require annual fees for using the Apple CarPlay service

Toyota Supra may require annual fees for using the Apple CarPlay service

May 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to the most recent information, annual fees may be charged for using the Apple CarPlay service in the Toyota Supra sports coupe. A spokesman for the brand told reporters that this issue is being actively discussed at the moment.

After the first year of owning a BMW car, a fee of $ 80 a year is required for further access to the Apple CarPlay service in their cars. A couple of minutes ago it became known that a similar story can be with the preservation of the functionality of the same service in the new generation of the Toyota Supra sports coupe. The fact is that the infotainment system of this car is closely connected with the German brand and with their “multimedia” iDrive.

 Foreign journalists asked Jarrod Marini, a senior customer service analyst at Toyota North America, whether annual fees would be charged for continuing to use CarPlay in the new Supra.

“We have not decided yet,” – said Mr. Marini. It is reported that at the moment discussions on this issue continue.

The Japanese Supra coupe is built on the same platform as the new version of the BMW Z4 Roadster. For $ 53,990 Toyota’s premium package bundle of Toyota offers customers an 8.8-inch display of an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay service and a 12-speaker stereo system.

 In 2018, BMW began to charge $ 80 for 12 months of access to the Apple CarPlay service, which provides control of the Apple phone on the screen of the infotainment system and through voice. Alternatively, the company offers an option for $ 300, which opens up functionality for 240 months or 20 years.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the company Toyota is going to start production of Lexus in Canada.