GM’s OnStar Now Operating In Four Continents, 19 Countries4
One of the growth strategies of the “new” General Motors has been to expand the presence of its OnStar telematic service around the world. And boy has it done so, expanding into 14 new markets during 2015 alone.
Today, OnStar operates on four continents and in 19 countries, compared to only being present in four countries — the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China — shortly after exiting bankruptcy in 2009.
- Brazil *
- Argentina **
- Austria *
- Belgium *
- France *
- Germany *
- Great Britain *
- Ireland *
- Italy *
- Luxemburg *
- Netherlands *
- Poland *
- Portugal *
- Spain *
- Switzerland *
In addition to its expansion to new markets, OnStar has 7 million subscribers in North America and China. In 2015, it recorded its 1 billionth customer interaction, topped more than 1 million 4G LTE Wi-Fi equipped-vehicles, and launched in Opel/Vauxhall.
From the map, we can tell that OnStar still has plenty of room to expand globally, including growing to new markets in South and Central America as well as Russia and CIS, plus Australia.
- * New market for 2015
- ** Announced market for 2016
OnStar availability by market and brand:
- North American markets: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac
- China: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac
- South America: Chevrolet
- Europe: Opel (Vauxhall in United Kingdom)
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Is Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico included?
Yes to all three.
What about St-Pierre et Miquelon?
Yupp to that a well.