Jaguar and Land Rover Set to Begin Offering CarPlay and Android Auto

Jaguar and Land Rover will soon offer CarPlay and Android Auto in both new and existing vehicles in the United States.

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A spokesperson for the brands confirmed to MacRumors that, from the 2019 model year forward, all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles equipped with its InControl Touch Pro or Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems will be available with an optional smartphone connectivity package including CarPlay and Android Auto.

Jaguar and Land Rover say the smartphone connectivity package will be an optional installation in new vehicles, either at the factory or port-of-entry, at a cost of $280 and up depending on the model and trim level.

There's also good news for existing owners of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles with an InControl Touch Pro or Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, as the spokesperson confirmed a retroactive update with CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will soon be available at authorized dealerships in the United States.

The spokesperson was not able to provide an exact date when new vehicles with CarPlay and Android Auto will arrive to U.S. dealerships, or exact availability of the retroactive update, but did note the rollout should be imminent.

The retroactive update appears to already be rolling out to select Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in the United Kingdom.

2018 has been a successful year for CarPlay adoption, with Toyota and Lexus, Mazda, and now Jaguar and Land Rover beginning to offer the Apple software platform as a preinstalled option. Apple's website says CarPlay is now available in over 400 vehicle models in the United States, from almost all major automakers.

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Top Rated Comments

vertical smile Avatar
30 months ago

I still couldn't afford either car. <shrug>

Even if you could, you probably would be better off not getting them.

They are very unreliable and have expensive repair parts.
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maclogan Avatar
30 months ago

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) need to concentrate on manufacturing vehicles that don't keep breaking down. Especially when you've purchased a brand new custom build for £105k.
My one spends most of its time in their dealerships up and down the country but no one can repair the damn thing! JLR remind me of my first Samsung Note 3, it worked for 6 months and literally died even Samsung were confused what to do with it! I never touched a Samsung since!
#JLRPlague, what's next? The #JLRCarPlayPlague (Sounds rather cool :D)

Reminds me of the old joke, "Why doesn't England have computer manufacturers??? The haven't figured out how to make computers leak oil...."
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Abid Avatar
30 months ago
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) need to concentrate on manufacturing vehicles that don't keep breaking down. Especially when you've purchased a brand new custom build for £105k.
My one spends most of its time in their dealerships up and down the country but no one can repair the damn thing! JLR remind me of my first Samsung Note 3, it worked for 6 months and literally died even Samsung were confused what to do with it! I never touched a Samsung since!
#JLRPlague, what's next? The #JLRCarPlayPlague (Sounds rather cool :D)



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roland.g Avatar
30 months ago
Better late than never. Wow. That’s slow.
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TheShadowKnows! Avatar
30 months ago
Just made a note to retrofit CarPlay into my restored, all-analog, Silver Cloud III (1965) /s

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69Mustang Avatar
30 months ago

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) need to concentrate on manufacturing vehicles that don't keep breaking down.

If they did that, they wouldn't be making Jaguars or Land Rover would they?:p:D
The unreliable nature of their vehicles is supposed to be part of the charm of owning one. Especially the electrical gremlins. I am surprised you didn't know this, as it's a well known quality of Jags and Rovers.
Doug Demuro's Range Rover got internet famous. It was so unreliable that it catapulted Doug's modest fame to a much, much, much higher... modest level of fame.

People who buy those brands typically understand unreliability is part of the purchase. To be fair, JLR has done a helluva lot to improve reliability. A. HELLUVA. LOT. That does not change their reputation. Especially their rep for bad electronics.

Apologies to all from the departure from the topic. CarPlay! Android Auto! Heck yeah!! :rolleyes:
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