Chevrolet announced that from 2013 the Chevrolet Spark, Sonic LTZ and Sonic RS will come with integrated Siri.
The announcement was made today, November 27th, at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Using the vehicles’ standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and a compatible iPhone running iOS, customers can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks keeping them focused on the road at the same time. Besides the hands-free functionality, there’s also the Eyes-Free mode which allows customers to use their iPhones using only their voice.
Owners just have to connect their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system and only use the voice activation button from the steering wheel to begin and end sessions with Siri Eyes-Free Mode. Beginning next year, owners of the Spark, Sonic RS and LTZ, will be able to use the Siri Eyes-Free mode to make voice-activated phone calls, play songs in the iTunes library, listen to, compose and send an iMessage or text message, and keeping the iPhone’s screen from lighting up not to distract attention.
“Safe, easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars.