GM is changing up the OnStar plans and features included with new Buick and GMC models. Going forward, most 2024 model-year Buick and GMC vehicles will now include the 3-year OnStar Remote Access Plan as standard, while the OnStar Premium Plan will be optional, but standard on select Avenir and Denali trim levels.
For those readers who may be unaware, most 2023 model-year Buick and GMC vehicles previously included three years of the OnStar and Connected Services Plan as standard (RPO code R9M). According to GM, the addition of this plan was intended to “enhance [the] customer’s ownership experience,” and included a separate, in-vehicle internet connection to power GM vehicle apps like the smartphone-based remote key fob, Alexa Built-In AI assistant, Spotify, Audiobooks, navigation, and more. The plan also included several OnStar Safety Services, such as Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.
Now, for the 2024 model year, all Buick and GMC vehicles will instead receive three years of OnStar Remote Access (RPO code PRF) as standard, which is already the case for most 2023-model-year Chevy vehicles. The OnStar Remote Access plan (RPO code PRF) includes features like Remote Key Fob, Vehicle Locate, and Remote Personalization.
That said, the range-topping Buick Avenir and GMC Denali trim levels will continue to feature three years of the OnStar Premium Plan (RPO code R9M), which is the new name for the OnStar and Connected Services Plan (RPO code R9M). In addition, the Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV will also continue to equip the OnStar Premium Plan (previously called the OnStar and Connected Services Plan). As mentioned above, buyers of GM vehicles equipped with the OnStar Remote Access Plan can upgrade to the Premium Plan at extra cost as desired.
As an example, the 2024 Buick Encore GX Preferred and Sport Touring trims will include three years of OnStar Remote Access as standard, while the Buick Encore GX Avenir will include three years of the OnStar Premium Plan. Notably, this is already reflected in pricing information, as published by GM Authority previously.
After the initial three years of service, GM vehicle owners can extend their OnStar coverage plan with a variety of subscription options.
Finally, for fleet and business customers, GM offers the OnStar connected package for all 2024 model-year vehicles. It provides data for fleet managers to help monitor odometer readings, fuel level or state of charge, driver reimbursement reports for at-home charging and diagnostic vehicle trouble codes. This plan will debut on the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV.