06 September 2012

OnStar Expanding to Offer Services in Mexico in 2013

Detroit – 06 September 2012 - OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico sometime in 2013, joining 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. 

OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. OnStar is available on more than 40 MY 2012 GM models globally. 

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. 

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. 

Source: General Motors