Google's in-car operating system is gaining traction. Android Auto is spreading to more and more manufacturers, with the latest two to join the party being Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Two new-generation Alfa Romeo's, the 2018-model Giuletta and the 2018-model MiTo, will be shipping with Android Auto built in; with two others, the 2018 Giulia and the 2018 Stelvio listed as 'coming soon' on their website.
Additionally, the latest generation Fiat 500X, a popular small car in Europe, is also going to have the option of Android Auto built in. You can see a full list of the cars below:
- 2018+ Giuletta
- 2018+ MiTo
- 2018+ Giulia (coming soon)
- 2018+ Stelvio (coming soon)
- 2017+ 500X
Additionally, two head unit manufacturers, 'CVTE' and 'MMAUTO,' are soon going to be developing Android Auto in-car head units, allowing for greater compatibility for users seeking an aftermarket Android Auto upgrade. For Alfa Romeo, while the Giulia and Stelvio are currently listed as 'coming soon,' Android Police have reported that the option for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is already live on Alfa Romeo's Stelvio configurator in Switzerland. However, this isn't showing up for the US and UK websites. Whatever the case may be, you can expect to see Android Auto come to Alfa Romeo's over the course of the next few months.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Google's car tech spreading? Do you think you'll be more inclined to purchase any of these cars? Let us know in the comments, or be sure to post ver on the forums with your thoughts.