Reporting Matt Roush
DETROIT — OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico at an as-yet unspecified date in 2013.
With the move, Mexico will join the United States, Canada and China as countries where the services will be available. “OnStar’s expansion into Mexico will make OnStar the preeminent provider of automobile safety and security services in Latin America,” said Mary Chan, president of Global Connected Consumer.
“This is an important step as we will continue to grow GM’s connected vehicle solutions in other regions of the world in the coming months and years.”
OnStar is planning to offer the following services in Mexico:
* Automatic Crash Response
* 24/7 Emergency Services
* Stolen Vehicle Assistance
* Vehicle Diagnostics
* RemoteLink Mobile Application
* Turn-by-Turn Navigation
* Remote Door Unlock
“While OnStar uses very powerful and advanced technologies to deliver its services in the car and via the web and smart devices, it is simple and easy for the customer to use,” said Jeff Christensen, managing director of OnStar Mexico. “OnStar’s human contact is what makes it unique and differentiates it from other telematics services in the market.”
Additional information about availability of vehicles sold in Mexico with OnStar service and pricing will be announced in the coming months.
“This affirms our commitment to continued technological innovation, outstanding customer experiences and our focus on strengthening our competitiveness in the Mexican market,” said Ernesto M. Hernandez, president and managing director of General Motors de Mexico. “We are confident these services will be quite popular with Mexican consumers.”
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, provides connected safety and security products and services, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. OnStar is available on more than 40 model year 2012 GM models globally. The OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App is a recipient of the 2011 Edison Award for Best New Product in the Remote Driving Aids segment. OnStar safely connects its nearly six million customers, in the U.S., Canada and China.
More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.
GM de Mexico has been operating for more than 76 years in Mexico and has 14,000 direct employees. GM de Mexico has facilites in Toluca, Estado de Mexico; Silao, Guanajuato; Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila; San Luis Potosí, and its headquarters are in Mexico City. GMM brands include: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.