Does the phone (Iphone) need to be connected with the lightning connector for Carplay to work in the Bolt?
Yes, the 3D-ish view can be nice. Getting the map to be oriented with "up" being the direction of travel seems not to be the default. My issue is needing to plugin which is a cord and clutter annoyance.The display with using Apple Maps is so much better than the 'built in nav' I had in m Volt prior to the Bolt, especially in terms of detail which mimics satellite view but with some color filtering so as to not be distracting.
Not that I have seen, but text messages will be read to you and you can speak your reply.If the Bolt is like our 2017 GMC Acadia and Volt it needs to be connected to the USB port. Does the Bolt display e-mail messages.