Super Cruise comes with a free three-year trial after the vehicle purchase, but after this three-year period is over, the owner of the vehicle must pay a monthly fee to keep Super Cruise enabled in the vehicle. That means that the first 2018 model year Cadillac CT6s that left the factory with Super Cruise will be coming up on the end of the free trial period in September – but surprisingly, General Motors has yet to say how much it plans to charge owners for the Super Cruise subscription.
Motor Trend reached out to GM this week to inquire about how much it plans to charge Cadillac CT6 owners for the Super Cruise subscription when their free trial comes up at the end of the month. A GM spokesperson said they could not share how much the automaker plans to charge for Super Cruise once the trial period is over. The person did not say if this was due to the fact that GM has not decided on a price yet, or if it’s just not yet ready to make an announcement.
Super Cruise is a $2,500 standalone option on the Cadillac CT6, though the vehicle also had to come equipped with the optional $3,100 Driver Assist Package to add Super Cruise to the vehicle. Despite this rather significant upfront cost to add it to the vehicle, GM still plans to charge a subscription price for the technology once the three-year trail period is over.
Super Cruise will be offered on more GM vehicles outside of the Cadillac brand going forward, such as the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. The Cadillac CT6 is the only vehicle on the roads today equipped with the technology, although the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which will begin nat arriving at dealers shortly, also offers it.
Super Cruise is a hands-free driver assistance feature that works on limited-access freeways. Classified as a Level 2 system, Super Cruise can control the vehicle on compatible highways with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel, with an eye-tracking camera ensuring the driver stays focused on the road ahead at all times.
For many people, Super Cruise will be an extremely pricey option, as it also requires an active OnStar plan and an active OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot – both of which are also run under a subscription program. That’s not to mention the thousands it costs to equip the technology to begin with.
While Super Cruise will be a pricy, high-end option to begin with, the cost may eventually come down as the adoption rate goes up and GM integrates it into more vehicles.