DETROIT — Most of Cadillac's 2016 lineup, including the 2016 Cadillac CTS, XTS and ATS-V, will feature standard Apple CarPlay as part of the brand's enhanced CUE system, according to Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell.
The new software from Apple brings a number of familiar features from a smartphone to a vehicle's infotainment system.
"We're in the last five to six months of production of the SRX before it goes to the next-generation (model)," said Caldwell. "It will be on the next model."
The 2016 Cadillac lineup arrives at Cadillac dealerships this summer.
"Cadillac's product transformation includes continuing upgrades to connectivity and in-car technology," said David Leone, Cadillac executive chief engineer, in a statement. "Now in 2016, we're moving quickly to enhance phone integration and overall system performance."
Cadillac said it is adding a more powerful processor to CUE for all 2016 models. The upgrade enables faster system start-up, voice recognition, navigation searches and media playing.
For the Escalade, CTS and XTS, the Cadillac CUE screen will add Surround Vision, a 360-degree view of the vehicle's perimeter.
Edmunds says: Luxury car shoppers who put a premium on connectivity should welcome the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the 2016 Cadillac lineup.