2016 Cruze's phone-savvy cabin shown
Detroit - Chevrolet has given us a glimpse of the dashboard of its next-generation Cruze, which is set to be fully revealed on 24 June.
This came with the announcement that it will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in more of its Chevrolet models next year, following hot on the heels of Hyundai launching Android Auto in its new Sonata.
The smartphone-compatible systems will be offered in 14 models, including the next Cruze, Spark and Camaro, and will allow drivers to connect to their smartphones in their cars from an installed touch screen.
"For most of us, our smartphones are essential," said GM CEO Mary Barra.
She said the partnerships with Apple and Google, which owns Android, "is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that's important to our customers."
Android Auto allows users to use Google Maps, Google Now and to access various messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Skype.
With Apple's CarPlay, drivers can make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music from either the touch screen or by commanding Siri. Users can also access their apps on the car's touch screen.
Many functions can be controlled from the steering wheel, GM added.