Guys, In some countries, basic spec of Super or even Veloce is without Nav. Nav option is quite expensive (Especially for 8.8").
I took my well equipped Veloce without Nav, but with AA/DAB.
I very like AA. Google Maps is way more better than AR built Nav. In a lot of countires live traffic information does not exist or is very poor/not accessible/not updated, Google in other hand has it really up to date. There are also information about speed cameras since a few months in GM. THere is also Waze if somebody prefers this. And best is that GM/Waze/AA will be constantly improved and in 1,2,3 years will be way better, where if you stick with built in nav/infotainment, you have really as much as you just got - updates and development for existing customers is really fake in case of AR, they do not even keen to share with users newer infotainment firmware - only maps.
AA (and ACP) have though big disadvantage - USB cable connection. However, there is solution on the market which works (not perfect, it is beta version) - AAGateway. The guy who did this, works on it only in free time as hobby project so progress is slow.
I have in my car 2nd phone (my old one) which works as hotspot and WiFi bridge for AA - it is connected permanently to USB in armrest storage, setup to enable Hotspot when powered via USB and disable it when power is gone (to conserve battery). My master phone runs Android Auto (and master AAGateway), and so I do not need to take my phone out of my pocket. I guess in say year or so time, there may be off the shelf solution like this looking as USB stick, which will offer such plug&play WiFi bridge.
AA recently got new UI layout, much better in use and look - right now you need to enable it in options.
Since spring 2019 it also supports wide screens adding secondary screen in place of AA logo on 8.8" - unfortunately it looks like currently it is locked by car infotainment (some cars like Jag or Mazda I heard are unlocked and offer secondary screen on wide displays). I guess that is matter of time and pressing to AR customer support to get some infotainment update which unlocks that feature.
It is also expected that over time there will be more apps which could work with AA.
Yes, there are Whatsup messages working with AA as well, though e.g. no picture preview shown yet - I guess it may be matter of time when they add things there.
Summarizing, for me AA is must have and I'm very happy/daily user of it.