Maruti Suzuki has today announced that all their car models with Smartplay Infotainment systems will now be Android Auto ready. These touchscreen infotainment systems were already Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink ready and now with the addition of Android Auto Marti Suzuki has got their infotainment systems fully future ready.
Android Auto is a simple and intuitive interface that lets android phone owners to connect their phones with the touchscreen infotainment system. Once phone is connected applications like voice recognition, calling, SMS readout, music playback and navigation etc. are displayed directly on the infotainment head unit touchscreen.
Maruti Suzuki will now bring the convenience of Android Auto in all its touchscreen infotainment system equipped cars like Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (Alpha & Zeta), Ciaz (Alpha), Baleno (Alpha), Ignis (Alpha), Vitara Brezza (Z+), Ertiga (Z+) and Dzire (Z+).
Customers owning Maruti Suzuki Cars with previous generation Smartplay infotainment system can get this software update from their nearest Maruti Suzuki workshop. The software update is free of cost and will be available till 31st March 2018.
Maruti Suzuki first introduced the MirrorLink technology in Ciaz, in 2014. Maruti Suzuki was the first company to introduce Apple CarPlay in India with its Premium hatchback Baleno. Thereafter, the company had introduced Android Auto in its premium compact hatchback, Ignis, a first in its segment, followed by the new Dzire and in the recently launched, new S-Cross.