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Select models of Chevy and Vauxhall cars are confirmed to be getting Android Auto in 2017 and 2018.
That’s right, the useful heads-up display software is expanding to more and more models. Here are the newly supported cars:
- 2017 Aveo
- 2017 Bolt EV
- 2017 Colorado/S10
- 2017 Cruze Hatchback
- 2017 Onix
- 2017 Prisma
- 2017 Sonic
- 2017 Trailblazer
- 2017 Trax
- 2018 Equinox
- 2018 Traverse
- 2017 Vauxhall Ampera-e
- 2017 Vauxhall Crossland X
You can check out a full list of supported cars by going here.
Android-powered built-in infotainment systems (and their AppleCar equivalents) have been met with mixed reactions. Some say you shouldn’t have anything to distract you because your focus should be 100% on the road. Others say it’s a handy feature to safely navigate around town – miles better than a driver who has no idea where they are going.
But now that Android Auto has a standalone app, is it critical to have it built into the dash anymore? Of course, it is nice to have car statistics on the screen as well, like low tire pressure or check engine light codes, but it is a lot of money to shell out when you could simply get a phone mount and get more or less the same thing.
Does Android Auto sway your purchasing decision when buying a new car? Or do you buy a car for other reasons and Android Auto is a nice little extra?