Today marks OnStar‘s official launch in Mexico. The service first announced its intentions to launch in the country in September of 2012, and joins the United States, Canada, and China as fourth market where the telematics unit makes its services available.
Initially, OnStar is available on certain vehicles, starting with the new Chevrolet Cheyenne (2014 Silverado) and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, while becoming available on the Cadillac ATS later this year, with more compatible Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models arriving in 2014.
To properly launch in the Spanish-speaking country, OnStar has opened and staffed a new call center in Mexico, staffed with advisors trained to assist drivers with directions, vehicle information, and emergency services.
“OnStar’s expansion in Mexico makes it the leading provider of security and communications services in Latin America,” said Mary Chan, president GM Global Connected Consumer. “This is a very important step in GM’s global growth and in making connectivity services available to more consumers around the world.”
Among the services offered by OnStar in Mexico are:
- Automatic Crash Response
- Emergency Response
- Remote Services
- Stolen Vehicle Assistance
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation
- Vehicle Diagnostics
- Real-time Advisors
OnStar will be complimentary for one year in Mexico with the purchase of a new vehicle, with customers having the option to purchase one of two available packages — OnStar Connect and OnStar Connect Plus.
- Monthly: 299.00 pesos ($22.50)
- Annually: 2,999.00 ($225.70)
OnStar Connect Plus
- Monthly: 450.00 pesos ($33.87)
- Annually: 4,500.00 pesos ($338.67)