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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

kingtj Avatar
36 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?
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Carlson-online Avatar
36 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 !
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ghostface147 Avatar
36 months ago
Well the vast majority of the car is BMW, including the infotainment system, so makes sense.
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trigf Avatar
36 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.
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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.
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ZipZap Avatar
36 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
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guzhogi Avatar
36 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.
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