Having presented Android Auto with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and more recently the Dzire subcompact sedan prior this year, the automaker is currently rolling out updates on its older models with the SmartPlay infotainment system. As a result cars including the Baleno, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross that original got the unit now get software upgrades from the dealers and will be equipped with Android Auto and map upgrades. Maruti Suzuki is presently the only manufacturer to offer both connectivity options in the sub ₹ 10 lakh car space.
The SmartPlay infotainment system was initially launched on the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross in August 2015 and has since featured on all of the automaker’s new launches. Owners can contact their respective Maruti Suzuki Nexa dealership and ask for the update.
Furthermore, the updated infotainment system additionally presents the 2017 edition of navigation and. The complete update is of 2.5 GB and will be valid till 2020. In addition to Android Auto, there is likewise another update for the maps of older SmartPlay systems, which will upgrade the navigation system to its 2017 version. The update is of 2.5 GB and free of cost, and will be valid until 2020.
The SmartPlay infotainment system is one of the more simpler units you will find on the cars and was previously available just with Apple CarPlay. Given the fame of Android based phones, the update was a long coming one and works well on the 7-inch touchscreen system. Android Auto allows the infotainment system to connect with your cell phone giving access to a host of applications and gadgets including Google Maps, Contacts, hands-free calls and much more.