The technology available in new FIAT cars is amazing when you stop to think of it, and it’s evolving at a surprisingly fast pace. When the FIAT 500 was reintroduced a little more than a decade ago, infotainment systems, driver-assist features, and a host of other elements were still in their infancy. As those features have matured, they’ve opened up some great new possibilities for car buyers — and they’re about to get better still. 

For tech-savvy drivers, Apple CarPlay™ is one of the best features in vehicles like the FIAT 124 Spider. If you’re not familiar with it, what it does might seem underwhelming: it mirrors your smartphone on your vehicle’s Uconnect® infotainment display. That doesn’t sound like much, until you see it in action. Instead of diving through menus, you’re seeing your smartphone’s navigation, icons, and apps in the same place you’d see them when your phone is in the palm of your hand, making it much easier to navigate.

Soon, Apple CarPlay™ is getting a ride-along buddy courtesy of FCA US LLC. Starting on May 1, 2018, and ending on April 30, 2019, buyers taking delivery on a new FIAT car from dealer stock will get the full Apple experience. In addition to standard Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, it includes a six-month free trial of Apple Music and BeatsAudio.

That gives drivers access to Apple’s extensive 45 million title music library, which is going to make for some epic road trip playlists. If you’re one of the early adopters who’s already an Apple Music subscriber, there’s still something in it for you: you’ll get three months on the service for free.

For more information, visit FIAT of Fresno. We serve the greater Fresno area, including Clovis and Visalia, CA, from our showroom at 6150 N Blackstone Ave.