Jeep on Friday unveiled the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, its first mannequin to assist wi-fi Apple CarPlay by means of the upgraded Uconnect 5 infotainment system.
Wi-fi CarPlay is coming to extra automobiles in 2021, permitting iPhone customers to attach their units with out the necessity for a Lightning cable. Latest automobiles that can assist wi-fi CarPlay consists of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2021 Honda Accord.
The three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which represents the mannequin’s fifth technology, sports activities a Uconnect 5 infotainment system — with wi-fi CarPlay — throughout its trims.
Together with CarPlay and Android Auto assist, the Uconnect 5 infotainment system additionally contains a 8.4-inch touchscreen show. A bigger 10.1-inch display screen can be out there on the Restricted and Overland trims, and is commonplace on the Summit.
Uconnect 5, introduced by FCA in January 2020, options further updates on the earlier technology. These embody higher personalization choices; Alexa “Dwelling to Automobile” performance; and simultaneous dual-phone connectivity.
Beforehand, wi-fi CarPlay was solely out there on high-end infotainment methods from luxurious producers. Though some third-party workarounds, wi-fi CarPlay is turning into extra commonplace in a wider array of automobiles.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will turn into out there within the spring. Although pricing is not sure proper now, it is anticipated to start out round $40,000 for the bottom Laredo trim and prime out at $55,000 for the Summit trim.