Toyota Supra May Require Annual Fee For Apple CarPlay
After the first year of ownership, BMW requires $80 per year for further access to Apple CarPlay in its vehicles, and there might be a similar charge for retaining the functionality in the 2020 Toyota Supra, since its infotainment tech has a close relationship with German brand’s iDrive system.
Motor1.com Senior Editor Jeff Perez is currently at an automaker event driving the new Supra. He asked Jarrod Marini, Customer Care Senior Analyst (Connected Technologies) at Toyota North America, whether there would be an annual charge to continue using CarPlay like for BMWs. “We haven’t decided yet,” Marini said.
The Supra rides on the same platform as the new BMW Z4. Opting for the $53,990 (after a $930 destination charge) Premium trim level of Toyota’s new coupe gets buyers an 8.8-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and a 12-speaker stereo. The $50,920 base model has a smaller 6.5-inch display, and the company’s press info makes no mention of CarPlay functionality for it.
In 2018, BMW began charging $80 for 12 months of CarPlay access. As an alternative, the company offers an option for $300 that unlocks the functionality for 240 months – 20 years.