Get ready for innovation, Hyundai fans! The Display Audio system, an all-new smartphone-enabled infotainment system, is set to bring a whole new look and feel to the interiors of select 2016 Hyundai models. The 7-inch color touchscreen interface will be available in Hyundai’s most affordable 2016 models first before the automaker offers it across the entire lineup of entry-level models.
As more and more infotainment systems use smartphone apps and services, very few automakers have made the full leap to a smartphone-enabled system. Designed to work with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Hyundai’s brand-new Display Audio system will deliver drivers a whole new level of connection capabilities behind the wheel.
“Hyundai will offer more technology than ever before inside affordable Hyundai models, allowing owners not only to text message through voice commands and stream their favorite music apps, but also to make calls in a safer way, and navigate using phone-based, off-board navigation through the car’s screen and controls,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager of cross-carline planning at Hyundai Motor America.
The main difference between the smartphone capabilities you’ll find with most current infotainment systems and the new Display Audio system is the dependence on the smartphone. Now, you have the ability to connect with your phone as you see fit. The smartphone-enabled system relies solely on cellular service. So for people who have their smartphone attached to their hip at all times, the promise of an enhanced connection on the road is music to their ears.
The innovative new system will be unveiled to the public at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in early January, kicking off what should be a terrific year for Hyundai. Visit our Hyundai dealership in Manchester for information on the latest technology and to see all that our current Hyundai models have to offer!