Mahindra & Mahindra announced the introduction of Apple CarPlay in its premium SUV, the XUV500. The company said the XUV500 - launched in 2011 - now offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in addition to its extensive connected features like Connected Apps, Emergency Call & Ecosense. Apple CarPlay will be available in the top-end W11 variant of the XUV500.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said the introduction of Apple CarPlay enhances the convenience & connectivity offered by the XUV500 and will generate a lot of interest among its potential customers.
Apple CarPlay offers easy access to calls, music and Siri search by connecting the user’s iPhone with the infotainment system of Mahindra XUV500. CarPlay automatically brings useful information from the user’s iPhone and organises it into a simple UI that appears just when required on the infotainment system, the company noted.
Mahindra said the Apple CarPlay has been designed keeping in mind the safety of the driver and passengers. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering controls and powerful voice activated functions, Apple CarPlay minimises distraction and enables the driver to stay focused on the road, the company added.
it may be noted that Apple CarPlay already features in two other popular Mahindra vehicles — Mahindra Marazzo and Mahindra XUV300.