Maruti Suzuki is providing updates for its smartplay infotainment system. The update includes Android Auto and some new maps. The company had introduced Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with the Baleno, which later on was extended to Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and the S-Cross, but it supported only Apple CarPlay.
The company has decided to do away with this limitation and for this, it will update its infotainment system to add Android Auto to its cars. Maruti Suzuki will not be charging anything for this. In India, Android based phones have a larger popularity than iPhones and thus this update would enable potential buyers to also think about Maruti Suzuki cars also.
Other cars in India like Hyundai already offer Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mirrorlink. After this update along with Android Auto, the existing features like Bluetooth, AM-FM, Aux-in, ‘intuitive’ playback management, navigation with saved destination, route customisation will remain. The new Android Auto update will enable users to connect their smartphones to the infotainment system via USB to access a range of apps.