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GM makes $1500 connectivity subscription a mandatory option

Customers will be charged the additional amount irrespective of whether they activate the OnStar connectivity service or not.

According to a media report, General Motors is adding US$1500 to the base price of multiple new models to cover for its 'OnStar Connectivity package'. The package, although listed under "options", cannot be removed even if the customer isn't interested in it.

The connected services subscription has been made mandatory for three years on all GMC & Buick models, as well as the Cadillac Escalade. Reports state that customers will be charged the additional amount irrespective of whether they activate the OnStar connectivity service or not. The connectivity pack provides customers features like a remote key fob, vehicle diagnostics, unlimited data and WiFi hotspots, while also offering access to the OnStar Guardian app for RSA or emergencies.

The move to mandatorily add the connectivity pack is aimed to help increase GM's revenue by boosting its subscription offers. GM also states that post the three-years, customers can either subscribe to the same or different plan, although prices for those haven't been revealed.

Source: Detroit Free Press

 
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