General Motors is drumming up all kinds of excitement over vehicles equipped with its OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi Hotspot technology. But there’s one problem: it’s not available on all 2015 model year vehicles. And without looking at the sticker, it’s downright difficult to figure out which vehicles have the high-speed connectivity, and which do not. Not to worry, as GM Authority is here to the rescue.
With the help of some of our dealer sources, we’ve been able to compile the following chart showing 4G LTE & Wi-Fi Hotspot availability on a brand and model basis for 2015 model year. Enjoy.
|BRAND||STANDARD 4G LTE & Wi-Fi||OPTIONAL 4G LTE & Wi-Fi||NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL MY2015i1||NOT AVAILABLE FOR MY2015|
|CHEVROLET||STANDARD ON ALL MODELS EXCEPT:||COLORADO WORK TRUCK, SILVERADO 1500 WORK TRUCK, SILVERADO HD WORK TRUCK||TAHOE2, SUBURBAN2, SILVERADO HD, SPARK EV||BASE COLORADO, CAMARO, TRAVERSE, EXPRESS, CITY EXPRESS|
|BUICK/GMC||STANDARD ON ALL MODELS EXCEPT:||CANYON WORK TRUCK, BASE SIERRA||YUKON, YUKON XL, SIERRA HD||BASE CANYON, ENCLAVE, ACADIA, SAVANA|
|CADILLAC||STANDARD ON ALL MODELS EXCEPT:||NONE||ESCALADE, BASE ATS SEDAN AND COUPE||CTS-V COUPE (2ND GEN)|
- 2015i represents interim model year availability, which usually becomes available in the October-November timeframe
- LS Tahoe and LS Suburban offer 4G LTE but no Wi-Fi hotspot features
Editor’s note: we have received many questions in regards to retrofitting the 4G LTE and Wi-Fi feature to vehicles manufactured prior to the 2015 model year. The general answer to doing so is a “no”.
However, those interested in obtaining similar functionality, albeit in a non built-in fashion, should look at a solution by third party supplier AutoNet, which offers in-vehicle modems/routers.