Maruti Adds Android Auto To Five Models
Published On Jul 07, 2017 06:55 PM By Rachit Shad
Navigation map update and Android Auto compatibility have finally arrived for the Baleno, Ciaz, S-Cross, Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza
Do you own a Baleno, Ciaz, Ertiga, S-Cross or a Vitara Brezza that came with Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system? Well, good news! You can now get the system updated to get the latest maps software and get Android Auto compatibility in addition to the already available Apple CarPlay. Just take your beloved car to the nearest Maruti showroom and get this 2.5 GB update free of cost.
Until now, only the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the new-gen Dzire had the updated system. Maruti’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, that made its debut with the S-Cross, had a range of features including built-in navigation, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio streaming and Apple CarPlay connectivity. With the addition of Android Auto, the infotainment system finally catches up with the one being offered in Hyundai cars, including the Grand i10, Xcent, Creta and the Elite i20.
Planning to purchase the any of these cars? Don’t worry about this update as all units sold from now onwards will have these inclusions.
Here’s a variant-wise list of all Maruti models which come with the SmartPlay infotainment system as standard:
|Ignis||Alpha (Diesel & Petrol)|
|Dzire||ZXi+ and ZDi+|
|Baleno||Alpha (Diesel & Petrol) & RS|
|Ertiga||ZXi+ and ZDi+|
|Ciaz||Alpha (Diesel & Petrol)|
|S-Cross||Alpha (DDiS 320, DDiS 200), Zeta (DDiS 200)|
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift, which is expected to make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, will also come equipped with the same unit.