Road/Show has announced the top level 2020 Toyota Supras will be equipped with Apple CarPlay. The Apple CarPlay is the infotainment system used widely by BMW. Toyota is not offering an android option for their Supras. However, they have introduced Google’s equivalent smart-phone mirroring on select Canadian and USA models namely; Sequoia, 4-Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and SUV’s.
Apple CarPlay will be free on the applicable Supras for 4 years then mostly likely an annual subscription fee will be charged like BMW has been doing. Toyota’s offer of four years free is quite generous compared to BMW who initially offered the technology as a one-time cost option but now gives one year free then charges an $80 per year subscription. When Motor 1 reached out to Toyota’s Customer Care Senior Analyst of Connected Technologies, Jarrod Marini regarding the billing plan for the future he said “We haven’t decided yet” (what will come after the four year free period runs out)”.
While it seems most newly developed Toyota Models do come with free Apple CarPlay at least for four years. But if you are interested in purchasing a Toyota Supra with the convenient technology you’ll have to step up because it’s not available on the base $49,990 + delivery model. The Premium and Launch Edition both come with the upgraded Supra Command System and have the phone mirroring capabilities on the 8.8” screen for a cool $53,990 or $55.250 + delivery charges respectively.