The first car maker to include Android Auto in a new car model is Hyundai in the 2015 Sonata, if the consumer chooses a $4,100 navigation/tech package.
Hyundai follows radio maker Pioneer, which was first to offer Android Auto in aftermarket products since March.
For those who already own a 2015 Sonata with navigation, a software upgrade is available at Hyundai dealers that will provide Android Auto at no charge.
Hyundai announced its official availability of Android Auto Tuesday, just days before Google’s annual developer’s conference gets underway May 28. More “big announcements” on Android Auto are expected at the conference as Google will reveal information on its newest Android OS, referred to presently as Android M, and the new OS is expected to be optimized to work with Android Auto, said Business Insider.