Toyota today has announced an all new pickup truck in the US, the 2020 Sequoia at the Chicago Auto Show as well as some exciting CarPlay and Android Auto news for US customers.
The 2020 Sequoia joins a roster of TRD Pro vehicles that includes the Tacoma mid-size and Tundra full-size pickups and 4Runner SUV.
CarPlay & more
For the 2020 model year pickups from Toyota in the US, the company is finally adding in support for Apple CarPlay, as well as Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. Something very good to hear is that CarPlay will be standard on each pickup, but the screen size available will be different depending on selected trim level.
All TRD Pro models feature upgraded multimedia systems that include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pros will all rely on an 8-inch touchscreen, while the Sequoia TRD Pro will feature a 7-inch touchscreen. In addition, all grades of 2020 Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma will utilize this updated audio system, though screen size may vary between models.
Regarding wireless or wired, there was no mention by Toyota whether or not the implementation of CarPlay or Android Auto was wireless or wired only.