Honda has been a long-time partner with Apple when it comes to supporting the in-car system CarPlay, and now the auto manufacturer has just confirmed one more addition to the lineup.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the 2018 Honda Fit Sport will officially support Apple CarPlay, thanks to a 7-inch in-dash touchscreen display. Up to this point, the Honda Fit lineup has featured a touchscreen display within its dashboard, but it has yet to support Apple CarPlay (or Android Auto for that matter) until this variant of the vehicle.
As usual, you’ll need to get your hands on a specific trim to take advantage of CarPlay support:
“For 2018, the Fit is offered in LX, EX, and EX-L trims, along with a new Sport trim positioned between LX and EX – each generously equipped. […]
The Fit Sport builds off the LX with exclusive interior trim featuring black cross-hatched fabric and orange accent stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters on CVT models. In addition, the Sport model gains premium features found on EX trims including Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and a 180-watt six-speaker audio system.”
It’s also worth noting that while wireless CarPlay support technically exists, the 2018 Honda Fit Sport does not support it. As a result, you’ll need to connect your iPhone via the Lightning cable to get CarPlay to work.
The last Honda model to add CarPlay support was the 2017 Clarity EV Sedan, which was announced earlier this month. You can find a list of CarPlay-supported vehicles, listed by manufacturer, over on Apple’s official website.
Have you tried out CarPlay?