A lot of drivers have been enjoying the added benefits of smartphone integration into their cars, and Android users would probably want Android Auto to be the central information and entertainment software hub in their cars. Too bad you only get Android Auto integration on newer car models, so if you own an older model or don’t want to spend for an aftermarket head unit, you’re pretty much out of luck. The good news today is for some of you, those who own Hyundai cars, because Android Auto might just be available for you, after some do-it-yourself steps.

The Korean car manufacturer has released a software update that will allow some of its existing car models to add smartphone integration into their infotainment systems, and most users can just DIY this process. The upgrade is available now at no cost over on MyHyundai.com, as dealerships in the US will start installing it for a fee starting in June. Why not just DIY it? The process is easy enough.


“Existing owners can now get the most out of their smartphones, by simply loading new software into their cars’ infotainment systems,” said Barry Ratzlaff, executive director of digital business planning at Hyundai. The models that will have this capability include some model years of the Hyundai Sonata, Genesis, Elantra GT, Tucson, Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Sport.

For a complete list of compatible cars, check out the source link below. If you want to see the instructions on how to apply the update, head on over to Hyundai’s official download page and log in to your official account.

SOURCE: Hyundai