More GMC Vehicles Getting Android Auto

Late last month, General Motors announced that a few more GMC vehicles will get Android Auto starting in March 2016. The 2016 GMC Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon models equipped with the eight-inch IntelliLink system will be able to get this upgrade at any GMC dealer, including here at DeVoe Buick GMC.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior

With Android Auto on the IntelliLink system, drivers will be able to access everything they love on their smartphones right on the vehicle’s touchscreen, including great apps like Google Maps, Google Now, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and so much more.

Apple users, don’t worry; Apple CarPlay was announced earlier this year and is available in the same GMC lineup.

“Providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility ushers in a new era of staying connected in a convenient manner,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC, in a statement.

Many of the Android Auto features can be access through voice commands, letting you keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road.

Going hand-in-hand with this in-car technology is the available of OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that turns your GMC into a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to seven devices to connect at once.

Are you ready to stay connected with a GMC vehicle getting Android Auto?

Take GMC’s All-New Mid-Size Truck for the Virtual Canyon Experience

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon Interior

The all-new Canyon was introduced about a year ago. In case you haven’t yet gotten a chance to stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to check it out, GMC is providing consumers with the virtual Canyon Experience.

The program is an interactive test drive that uses the technology of Google Maps and Google Street View to place the Canyon in virtual drivers’ neighborhoods or anywhere in the world. They can choose the city, shore, mountains, and rural scenery as their settings, making it easy to picture the Canyon on the road or even just outside of their own homes.

“The Canyon Experience will appeal to the variety of lifestyles and interests of our very diverse audience,” said Ken Bakowski, marketing manager for the Canyon. “Customers can learn about the various Canyon attributes that interest them, including capability, safety, the quiet cabin, connectivity and more.”

You can join the experience by heading to the designated website to check out how cool the all-new Canyon looks on the road. Be sure to hide the address and take a picture of how the Canyon looks sitting by your driveway.