Volkswagen Rolls Out CarPlay, Android Auto This Week

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Volkswagen of America announced Wednesday a new infotainment system to be available starting this week offering Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

The new MIB II infotainment system is available on 2016 VW models. It brings smartphone quality touchscreens to all models with  higher resolution and faster processing speeds.

For 2016, four head units will be available (depending on the trim level of the vehicle).  CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink are available on all radio models except for the entry level.  They are offered as part of VW’s App-Connect smartphone integration. Users also get Bluetooth with the ability to send and receive SMS text messages with compatible phones, the ability to sync two phones simultaneously, enhanced electric vehicle functions, two SD card slots, and a JPEG viewer, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio and support for lossless audio file format (Free Lossless Audio Codec FLAC).

Higher trim levels add improved navigation, and the top radio level, for the 2016 e-Golf SEL Premium model, gets an 8-inch display with Jukebox music storage with 10GB of storage, and wireless connectivity.

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