The much-anticipated Android Auto update was announced earlier in 2016 and it’s available solely through Buick dealers for owners of 2016 Regal and LaCrosses that are using the eight-inch IntelliLink system. Android Auto was developed by Google and it requires the user’s phone to be using the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or better.
“Innovation at Buick means investing in features that contribute to the well-being of our customers, meaning features that contribute to a better in-vehicle experience,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick and GMC Sales, Service and Marketing. “Our commitment to Android Auto is such a strong proof-point of that strategy and we’re delighted to make it available to new and existing Buick customers.”
Besides the ’16 Regal and LaCrosse, Android Auto will be featured in the upcoming 2017 Envision and Encore, as well as the 2017 versions of the Regal and redesigned LaCrosse.
Buick has made numerous gains recently with its technology. Both the ’16 Regal and LaCrosse models already came standard with Apple CarPlay compatibility and each new Buick includes OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that allows for the ever-so-popular Wi-Fi hotspot.
After four years in The Marine Corp, Rod formed a career at Hatfield Buick GMC that has spanned more than 25 years. He is married to Lori, has one daughter, Staci, and two grandkids, Kimberlyn and Kaden. He’s an avid golfer and past president and active member of the Redlands Optimist Club.