Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: United States - Northeast
Apple CarPlay was installed on my 2018 Velar along with a major software update this past Monday at a cost of $299 plus tax. The software update took over 7 hours to complete so plan on dropping off your car or arrange for a loaner.
I absolutely love CarPlay and is automatically activated once you connect your iPhone to the USB port under the armrest. It automatically searches your phone and installs all apps that can be used with CarPlay. Aside from the default Apple apps such as Maps, Music, Messages, etc. it also installed WAZE, PANDORA, SIRIUS XM, TUNE-IN RADIO, AMAZON MUSIC, etc. I think you get the idea.
It works flawlessly and the update has also addressed some intermittent techie issues I was having. I highly recommend it for those interested in CarPlay. You can also toggle back and forth to the Velar Home Screen including Navigation at any time.
I will however warn you that if you start the vehicle remotely and get into the car and plug in your iPhone, CarPlay will not work. It looks as if it is connected to CarPlay but you will get a warning pop up message stating that CarPlay is not available.
Last edited by KKT-Velar; 12-13-2018 at 08:19 PM.