Photo courtesy of GM.

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality on more than a dozen 2016 models, including the Chevrolet Cruze, GM has announced.

The 2016 Cruze compact car is the first vehicle to offer the integration of the Apple and Google smartphone car-based platforms. It will go on sale on June 24.

Cruze owners will be able to integrate their smartphones with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system to access Android Auto or Apple CarPlay via an eight-inch screen. GM is also offering a 7-inch screen option for seven vehicles. Users will be able to download apps from Apple's app store.

Other 2016 Chevrolet models offering the platforms include the Spark, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, and Suburban.

Android Auto requires a phone running at least the Android 5.0 "Lollipop" operating system, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or above.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet