Jaguar USA is offering prospective I-Pace customers one more reason to buy the electric crossover.
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, part of a new Smartphone Pack that equips all I-Pace models from launch. As a result, the EV’s standard InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system (pictured) can mirror the driver’s smartphone, making life easier on-board.
Using the vehicle’s touchscreen, drivers can now interact with key mobile apps, including Spotify, WhatsApp, Google Maps, and Waze (with iOS12). All owners have to do is connect their smartphone to the vehicle via a compatible USB cable and select Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on the car’s touchscreen. Where equipped, certain functionality can be controlled via the vehicle’s Voice Control.
In addition to the I-Pace, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will arrive on select 2019 model year vehicles as well. However, the functionality will be an option for models equipped with the InControl Touch Pro and Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems with navigation, InControl Apps, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Selecting the Smartphone Pack on other JLR vehicles will cost around $300. Depending on the model, the Smartphone Pack will be either a port- or factory-installed option.
Besides the new Smartphone Pack, the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system brings several enhancements for the 2019 model year. Those include voice command for navigation functionality, a major graphical refresh for the “Home,” “Extra Features” and “Customizable Homepage” screens, and minor user experience changes to the button and icon placement on “Media Screen.”
Finally, the interface also gains additional shortcut buttons on the home screen for key functions within Navigation, Media and Phone.