Vauxhall is bringing OnStar to the UK with a comprehensive package, which includes a high-speed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology.
The system will be free for customers for the first year, and will be available in selected models in Vauxhall’s passenger car range from August.
The first all-new Vauxhall to get OnStar will be the Brit-built Astra, which arrives in UK showrooms in October.
Based in Luton, Bedfordshire, OnStar’s European headquarters is set to open for business 24/7 this summer thanks to a significant investment in bringing the project to Europe.
Globally, OnStar is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology in the automobile industry. It connects around seven million customers in the United States, Canada, China and Mexico with features including 4G LTE connection, emergency services and smartphone remote control.
As well as the UK, OnStar will be available in 13 other markets across Europe, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.