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News General Motors Makes Connected Services Standard in 2024

General Motors Makes Connected Services Standard in 2024

GM announces standard GM Remote Access on all models in 2024 while premium lineups like GMC Denali and Buick Avenir vehicles will get standard OnStar Premium as well.

  • Every 2024 GM vehicle will come standard with either Remote Access or OnStar Premium.

  • This subscription will be complimentary for the first 3 years of ownership.

  • Buyers who don’t want these features will be able to opt out after the free period.

General Motors has announced it will make OnStar connected services standard on all of its models in 2024.

This means that every Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac model will come standard with either the Remote Access or OnStar Premium Plan.

The first of the two packages gives drivers the ability to control certain functions of the vehicle such as locking and unlocking the doors as well as starting the engine remotely via an app on their phone.

Other functions of this app also include the ability to set boundary notifications and schedule service appointments.

Vehicles that come standard with Remote Access will offer an option to upgrade to the OnStar Premium Plan which includes additional features such as Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Alexa voice service, Directions, the OnStar Guardian app, and stolen vehicle assistance, among others.

This premium package will also be standard on some 2024 vehicles, such as every Buick Avenir, GMC Hummer and GMC Denali models, as well as the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade V.

In both cases, the price of a 3-year subscription to the OnStar services will be included in the MSRP, and buyers who wish to continue using these features after the complimentary period will then have to pay a monthly fee.

This simplifies things for buyers interested in a new vehicle sold by General Motors after the company faced backlash last year.

Back in June, the automaker announced it would make the 3-year OnStar and Connected Services plan a mandatory option for every Buick, GMC, and Cadillac buyer, which added around $1,500 to the vehicle’s price depending on the model.

The company’s decision to present this standard package on the invoice as an optional extra that can’t be removed confused some buyers who didn’t want to pay more for services they didn’t intend on using.

Source: Automotive News

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