General Motors (GM) is expanding access to OnStar’s technology for both retail and fleet customers. Purchasers of new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles, beginning with the 2025 model year, will receive Automatic Crash Response, remote vehicle commands, and navigation and voice assistance features as standard at no extra cost beyond the vehicle’s purchase price.
OnStar is a subsidiary of General Motors that provides subscription-based communications, in-vehicle security, emergency services, turn-by-turn navigation, and remote diagnostics systems.
Automatic Crash Response provides immediate assistance in the event of an accident, connecting drivers and occupants with OnStar Emergency Advisors that can provide medical aid and relay information to first responders. Remote vehicle commands enable users to control their vehicle via smartphone, including locking/unlocking, remote start and vehicle location. Navigation and voice assistance aim to simplify the driving experience with apps like Alexa Built-in, Google Assistant, Google Maps, Maps+ and Waze.
OnStar services, according to GM, will be included for up to eight years with every new vehicle purchase. The 2025 Chevrolet Trax and 2025 Buick Envista will be among the first to benefit. Cadillac customers will receive additional premium OnStar services for three years.
GM Envolve fleet and business customers will receive these features for eight years with OnStar One Business Essentials. Similar standard content will be provided for vehicles in Canada, both retail and fleet.
“By standardizing some of our most appealing OnStar features, we can deliver more technology and value at every price point, helping ensure our vehicles and customers stay connected for the long term,” said Marissa West, president of GM North America.
“With this move, every new vehicle in our line-up will include a compelling set of safety and connected services that is distinct to GM thanks to nearly 30 years of OnStar experience and innovation.”