Android Auto is a system that gives you access to your Android smartphone’s functions using your car’s internal screen. This makes it quicker and safer to use your phone’s features on the move.
The technology hasn’t been universally adopted by car makers though, so not every car on sale can be bought with Android Auto. We’ve put together a list of all the cars currently on sale that feature it, as well as some that are coming in the near future.
Audi has decided to hold back the launch of Android Auto to coincide with its latest generation models. For now, only the A4 and Q7 feature it as an option, but expect more models to follow over the course of the year.
Owners of Android devices will be happy to find that Fiat intends to launch Android Auto support on some of its new models later in 2016.
Ford has recently announced that Android Auto support will be coming in the near future, beginning with a facelifted version of the popular Kuga crossover. The technology will feature on the new Sync 3 infotainment system.
Hyundai already offers Android Auto in other markets in some models. We expect the technology to appear here soon but the brand hasn’t confirmed when.
Parent company Fiat has announced that Jeep will offer Android Auto support on its new models, starting later in 2016. With massive increases in sales figures, thanks to the new Renegade crossover and impressive Grand Cherokee SUV, this might see Jeep sales increase even more.
Mini shares its technology with parent company BMW, so we expect the brand to follow suit in waiting for the next-gen infotainment systems in new models.
Although Renault doesn’t yet offer any models that feature Android Auto, it is still one of the partners listed on the official website – given that Renault’s R-Link software is based on an Android system, we suspect it won’t be long until true Android Auto support arrives.
The stylish Ibiza supermini can be bought with Android Auto, helping expand the car’s youthful appeal.
If you’re after a well connected and stylish family hatchback, you can’t go far wrong with the Leon – it’s good value as well.
Despite its traditional small saloon shape, it’s nice that buyers still have the option in the Toledo.
SEAT’s value-packed Alhambra seven-seater can be bought with Android Auto support – that should help keep the kids entertained.
Skoda has a surprisingly comprehensive range of models that work with Android Auto – it’s part of the SmartLink system that’s available on most of its models..
A thoroughly sensible supermini, the Fabia can be had with Android Auto if you’re after an easy way to access your smartphone.
Skoda’s Rapid offers cost-effective motoring with ample space for five and now the option of Android connectivity.
If you want a throughly practical and good value family car, you can’t go wrong with the Octavia – now available with Android Auto.
The Yeti might be nearing replacement, but it’s good to know that you can still buy one that has compatibility with your Android device.
The Skoda Superb has really come on leaps and bounds with the most recent generation and Android Auto simply adds to this feeling of quality.
Vauxhall offers a comprehensive range of models with Android Auto – the technology features on all new generation models alongside the manufacturer’s Intellilink system.
Vauxhall’s stylish city car can be heavily personalised and Android Auto will appeal to the Adam’s youthful target market.
The Viva is quite possibly the cheapest car on sale that can be had with Android Auto, great for those on a budget.
Supermini buyers will love the availability of Android connectivity in the Corsa, one of the UK’s best selling cars.
The excellent new Astra is one of the best family hatchbacks around, and Android Auto only serves to enhance its appeal.
The Insignia might be getting on in years, but it’s nice that Vauxhall still decided to improve its infotainment system with the addition of Android Auto.
The Polo is a classy supermini that has widespread appeal. The addition of Android Auto simply enhances this.
Although many buyers will be charmed by its retro styling, the Android system will appeal to Beetle to owners who love their gadgets.
The evergreen Golf is one of the top-selling vehicles in the UK and many buyers who own Android products are likely to tick the £125 option.
Those after a sportier Volkswagen would do well to check out the Scirocco – with it’s sleek looks and well-built cabin, buyers can now enjoy enhanced connectivity too.
Practical and cheap to run, the Touran offers a great option for a growing family – Android Auto now features on the options list.
The Jetta is very popular in the North American market, so it’s not surprising to find that Android Auto has been added as an option.
The Passat is a sleek alternative to premium badged rivals, with a slick infotainment system and now featuring Android integration as a useful option.
More a four-door coupe than a fully fledged saloon, the Volkswagen CC is actually based on the previous Passat, but is still available with Android Auto.
Few vehicles on the market that can seat seven passengers are more comfortable, and those who buy their Sharan with the option of Android Auto will have a handy way of keeping their passengers quiet.
Volvo is rolling out Android Auto alongside its latest models, so within a couple of years you should be able to buy every new Volvo with the system – it pairs nicely with the large touchscreen, too.
The Volvo XC90 is one of the best large SUVs around, and the Android Auto system looks great on the large central touchscreen system.
Volvo S90 and V90
Volvo’s S90 saloon (and V90 estate) will go on sale later this year, and has a similarly impressive touchscreen system to the XC90.