Connectivity has become an extremely important necessity of a cars feature list and as a result manufacturers are offering all the options available to make it convenient for the buyer. Maruti until the Ignis, only offered Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink with the earlier models and was missing out on Android Auto. Not anymore. Maruti has announced that Android Auto has been added as standard across all the models that come with the SmartPlay infotainment system.
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.
Android Auto will now be available in the 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.