Hyundai has announced the 2015 Sonata will become the first production model available with Android Auto.

Hyundai has announced the 2015 Sonata will become the first production model available with Android Auto.

Currently available as a free update to 2015 Sonatas with Navigation, the Android Auto system provides a Google Now card-based experience in the car.  It also provides users with personal reminders, suggested destinations, calendar appointments, weather information and music - among other things.

In order to use Android Auto, owners have to have a compatible phone with the Android Auto app and Android 5.0 “Lollipop” or later.  They also have to connect their phone to the car's USB port via a micro USB cable. 

While early adopters will have to go to the dealership to get the update installed, Hyundai says owners will eventually be able to download the update onto a USB stick by visiting the www.hyundaiusa.com/myhyundai website.  Once the update is downloaded, owners simply plug-in the USB stick into the car's USB port and the update will automatically be installed.

2015 Hyundai Sonata becomes the first car with Android Auto