FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — Hyundai is taking a step toward revolutionizing the cabin of its cars by rolling out a new Display Audio infotainment system on select 2016 models. The system eliminates the traditional CD player and embedded navigation system.
Display Audio heightens the link between the car and the smartphone. The system will debut at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.
The system features a high-resolution 7-inch color touchscreen display. iPhone owners can use Apple CarPlay to take the familiar features from their smartphones and put them right on the touchscreen display. Android Auto projects apps and services into the Display Audio system.
Hyundai said Display Audio "incorporates the latest smartphone-enabled technologies and the next-generation Blue Link system into more lower-price Hyundai models without embedded navigation systems."
The Korean automaker will eventually bring the new infotainment system to all of its entry-level models.
Pricing has not been announced.
Edmunds says: Hyundai hits the right note with this new infotainment system, especially by making it affordable for younger car buyers who demand connectivity.