Toyota today announced that its all-new 2020 Supra sports car, introduced at the annual Detroit Auto Show this week, will feature wireless CarPlay.

2020 toyota supra

2020 Toyota Supra

The upgraded 3.0 Premium trim, starting at $53,990 in the United States, will feature an 8.8-inch wide-format touchscreen display with wireless CarPlay, a premium 12-speaker JBL audio system, and Qi-based wireless smartphone charging. No further details about the system were shared at this time.

Wireless CarPlay enables drivers to use Apple's in-car software platform without connecting an iPhone to the system via Lightning to USB cable. Toyota will join BMW in offering wireless CarPlay as a factory-installed feature, while Mercedes-Benz has also indicated it plans to offer the feature.

This will be the first new Supra sold in the United States in over two decades. The vehicle will go on sale at Toyota dealerships in the first half of 2019.

Also at the Detroit Auto Show, Kia introduced its all-new 2020 Telluride midsize SUV with wired CarPlay compatibility on an available 10.25-inch touchscreen. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also expanded its CarPlay vehicle lineup with the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty, equipped with a 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen.

kia telluride

2020 Kia Telluride

Kia and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not disclose pricing or exactly when in 2019 the new Telluride and Ram Heavy Duty will be available.

Related Roundup: CarPlay
Tags: Toyota, FCA, Kia

Top Rated Comments

kingtj Avatar
48 months ago
A long time ago, I was a big Supra enthusiast. I owned a MKIII (1989) Turbo model and later, a '97 Anniversary Edition MKIV Supra.

The thing that really made the car a legend was the ability to make high horsepower with the MKIV's design. The engine was over-engineered, to the point where people were commonly swapping out the original twin turbochargers with massive single turbos and running 900-1000HP without a need to change the engine block first.

Even for those uninterested in doing big, costly performance enhancements, the car had a lot of room to make more power with only basic changes. (A custom valve you could build with under $15 in parts out of a Grainger catalog would cause the factory turbos to build several PSI more boost before the wastegate opened, for example. That would net you a 30-40HP gain, with no big downside - since again, it was all within the tolerances the car's internals could handle well.)

The Supras always had a "relatively nice" cabin in them, for the era. My MKIII featured a suspension that you could put in sport mode with the push of a button -- a pretty cool feature for a car made in the 1980's. But they didn't really ever do much as far as having a fancy stereo system. I recall spending a lot of money upgrading my MKIV's stereo, which required cutting holes in the doors to install separate tweeters, etc. The MKIV didn't even have cup holders in it, since it was viewed as more of a pure sports/performance car.'' So .... making a big deal out of Apple CarPlay support in this one tells me it's going a different direction. I don't think Toyota really gets what made the older car so special to people?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlson-online Avatar
48 months ago
The New Supra is basically the same car as the BMW Z4 as they were co-developed.

So no doubt the Supra is just using BMW's iDrive system with a custom skin ( ala Mini does ) - if you look at the interior photos it's literally a BMW with a Toyota badge on the wheel !
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
48 months ago
Well the vast majority of the car is BMW, including the infotainment system, so makes sense.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trigf Avatar
48 months ago
Wow. This is news? My MY2018 M550 has both wireless CarPlay and Wireless charging already. I realize CP wasn’t available until late last year, but the car hardware was capable when it was built in late 2017.
All 2017 and 2018 BMW models with the Navigation package include the option to unlock wireless CarPlay in the ConnectedDrive store for $300, if it wasn't already done and invoiced when the car was built.
[doublepost=1547501994][/doublepost]
Why isn't wireless CarPlay available across the board. Drib Drab....apple you move at a glacial rate. Enough already, get this out there for all to enjoy. Geez
Has nothing to do with Apple, and everything to do with the automotive manufacturer.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZipZap Avatar
48 months ago
Why isn't wireless CarPlay available across the board. Drib Drab....apple you move at a glacial rate. Enough already, get this out there for all to enjoy. Geez
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
guzhogi Avatar
48 months ago
Why isn't wireless CarPlay available across the board. Drib Drab....apple you move at a glacial rate. Enough already, get this out there for all to enjoy. Geez
With CarPlay, it may not be totally Apple's fault. The car manufacturer might choose to not implement it.

Still waiting for the Prius to get it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple watch ultra hammer test

YouTuber Tests Apple Watch Ultra Durability With a Hammer: Table Breaks Before the Watch

Sunday September 25, 2022 2:27 pm PDT by
A YouTuber has put Apple's claims for the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra to the test by putting it up against a drop test, a jar of nails, and repeated hits with a hammer to test the sapphire crystal protecting the display. TechRax, a channel popular for testing the durability of products, first tested the Apple Watch Ultra by dropping it from around four feet high. The Apple Watch...
tim cook spring loaded event

Six Major Products to Expect From Apple in 2023

Sunday September 25, 2022 10:57 am PDT by
As we approach the end of a busy product release season for Apple with only new iPads and Macs left to be announced over the next month or so, we're also setting our sights on 2023. Apple is rumored to have several major products in the pipeline for next year, including new Macs, a new HomePod, a VR/AR headset, and so much more. Other than new iPhones and Apple Watches, which are expected...
apple watch ultra deuglify 1

Apple Watch Ultra User Mods Titanium Casing to 'Deuglify' Design

Tuesday September 27, 2022 8:05 am PDT by
An Apple Watch Ultra user has modified their new device's casing to add a brushed finish and remove the orange color of the Action Button in an effort to make it more visually appealing. The Apple Watch Ultra offers the first complete redesign of the Apple Watch since the product line's announcement in 2014, and while the design has been met with praise from many users, some have criticized...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Some iOS 16 Users Continue to Face Unaddressed Bugs and Battery Drain Two Weeks After Launch

Monday September 26, 2022 7:34 am PDT by
Today marks exactly two weeks since Apple released iOS 16 to the public. Besides the personalized Lock Screen, major changes in Messages, and new features in Maps, the update has also seen its fair share of bugs, performance problems, battery drain, and more. After major iOS updates, it's normal for some users to report having issues with the new update, but such reports usually subside in...
iPhone 14 Pro Sports Scores Dynamic Island

iPhone 14 Pro Features Live Sports Scores in Dynamic Island on iOS 16.1

Monday September 26, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Apple announced that iOS 16.1 will enable a new Live Activities feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen. On the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Live Activities also integrate with the Dynamic Island. Premier League match in Dynamic Island via Paul Bradford ...
iPhone 14 Pros in Hand Black Background Feature

Verizon iPhone 14 Pro Customers Reporting Cellular Connection Issues

Monday September 26, 2022 6:23 am PDT by
iPhone 14 Pro customers on the Verizon network in the U.S. are reporting issues with slow and unreliable 5G cellular connections and calls randomly dropping. Several threads on Reddit (1,2,3) and the MacRumors forums chronicle issues faced by Verizon customers and Apple's latest iPhone. According to user reports, signal strength on the iPhone 14 Pro is unreliable and weak, while other...
Tim Cook Apple Event

Gurman: New iPads and Macs May Be Announced Through Press Releases, No October Event

Sunday September 25, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Apple may decide to release its remaining products for 2022, which include updated iPad Pro, Mac mini, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, through press releases on its website rather than a digital event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple is currently "likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases,...
Stage Manager Extension Thumb 1

New iPadOS 16.1 Beta Expands Stage Manager to Older iPad Pro Models, Delays External Display Support

Tuesday September 27, 2022 10:24 am PDT by
The most recent beta of iPadOS 16.1 expands the controversial Stage Manager feature to older iPads, allowing it to work with iPad Pro models that have an A12X or A12Z chip, according to information Apple provided to Engadget. The beta also removes the external display support from Stage Manager for the current time, with the feature set to return in a later iPadOS 16 update. Apple's...
iOS 16

Everything New in the Latest iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 Betas: Stage Manager Expansion, Wallpaper Tweaks and More

Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:36 am PDT by
Apple today released new betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to developers, tweaking some of the functionality that's been introduced in prior betas and in the case of iPadOS 16.1, adding a major new feature to Stage Manager. We've rounded up everything new in both betas below. Wallpaper Updates Apple has updated the Wallpaper section of the Settings app to allow users to swap between...
john meyer ultra

Apple Watch Ultra Praised by Watch World Tastemaker John Mayer

Monday September 26, 2022 4:42 am PDT by
Apple Watch Ultra has been endorsed by American musician and famous watch collector John Mayer, who has been showing off the new device on his Instagram account. "Been wearing the Apple Watch Ultra for a week... and it's great," writes Mayer over a photo of the watch. "The first Apple Watch that excited me as a mechanical watch collector." "It's loaded with capability and what I call...