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2016 Chevrolet Cruze getting Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

In Australia the facelifted Holden Cruze was only introduced earlier this year, but in the US GM’s Chevrolet department is already deep into development of the next-gen 2016 model.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze MyLink

In fact, the company has released a preview image showing the new dash layout while confirming the model will come with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.

The cabin will come with a new dash design and layout with chrome trimmings around the centre fascia, with the driver getting a new steering that comes with various controls and push-button start.

With the updated 8.0-inch MyLink touch-screen, users will be able to send their smart phone apps to the screen and use the screen to navigate the apps. The system will also be capable of offering message integration and music support.

Hyundai might have been the first manufacturer to release a vehicle with Android Auto, but it looks like there will be plenty of cars to follow. Chevrolet says it will introduce the technology in 14 models. Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, said,

“For most of us, our smartphones are essential. Partnering with Apple and Google to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratise technology that’s important to our customers.”

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, which is likely to become the Holden Cruze in the near future, will be revealed in full on June 24.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.