OnStar’s Most Popular Features Are Now Standard in All 2025 GM Vehicles to Help Keep More Canadians Safe on the Road

2024-02-02


Editors Note - April 2024: Updated Remote vehicle commands

Oshawa Ont. (February 2, 2024) – Canadians will have more peace of mind every time they get into their GM vehicle now that OnStar is making some of its most sought-after technology standard. Starting with the 2025 model year, most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac retail and fleet vehicles will have Automatic Crash Response, remote vehicle commands, and navigation and voice assistance standard.

The OnStar One Standard package brings together features in one simple bundle and will be included for up to eight years with every new vehicle purchase at no additional cost above retail price.  

“By standardizing some of our most appealing OnStar features, we can deliver more technology and value at every price point, helping ensure our vehicles and customers stay connected for the long term,” said Marissa West, president, GM North America. “With this move, every new vehicle in our lineup will include a compelling set of safety and connected services that is distinct to GM thanks to nearly 30 years of OnStar experience and innovation.” 

Introducing OnStar One Standard
The 2025 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Envista, two of GM’s most affordable models, will be among the first to get OnStar One Standard. 

  • OnStar One Standard1 includes Automatic Crash Response and remote vehicle commands for up to eight years, starting with the 2025 Chevrolet Trax.
  • In addition, all model year 2025 EVs will have three years of connectivity supporting some of their favourite in-vehicle Navigation and voice assistanceapps. 
  • GM fleet vehicles will receive standard content similar to retail vehicles. Stay tuned for details from the GM fleet team.  

Features that add peace of mind and convenience 

  • OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response is recognized as the industry’s first comprehensive automatic crash notification system, connecting customers to the right help at the right time in the critical moments after an accident—even if they are unresponsive. If a crash is detected, an OnStar Emergency Advisor2 can be immediately connected into the vehicle to offer medical assistance and relay vital information to first responders. Our Emergency Advisors are trained in emergency medical, police and fire protocols, according to the standards of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch®.
  • Remote vehicle commands allow customers to manage certain aspects of their vehicle using their smartphone. From the myChevrolet, myGMC, myBuick, or myCadillac mobile app3, they can lock/unlock, remote start, and get on-demand diagnostics and real-time vehicle status notifications, whenever they have those features enabled. 
  • Navigation and voice assistanceadd simplicity to the drive with apps like Alexa Built-in5, Google Assistant, Google Maps6, Maps+7, and Waze8  on eligible vehicles.

About General Motors Canada
General Motors of Canada is headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario and is part of a global company that is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. In Canada, General Motors markets ChevroletBuickGMC and Cadillac vehicles through our strong Canadian network of dealers, as well as OnStar services. More information can be found at www.gm.ca or by following @GMCanada on Twitter and Instagram.

1 OnStar One Standard includes access to select remote commands through your vehicle’s mobile app (compatible smartphone required) and Automatic Crash Response (not all vehicles may transmit all crash data; OnStar links to emergency services). Paid subscription required after expiry. Services are dependent on compatible wireless networks provided by third-party wireless service providers, working vehicle electrical systems, GPS signal and other factors outside GM control.  Changes in technology and wireless networks may limit or prevent the operation of certain services. Services, connectivity, and capabilities are subject to terms and limitations and will vary by model, vehicle configuration, conditions, and geographical and technical restrictions. Non-refundable and no cash value.  See onstar.ca for details. 
2 OnStar Emergency-Certified Advisors: Certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch®.
3 my<Brand> App : Available on select Apple and Android devices. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle, device and the plan you are enrolled in. Terms apply. Device data connection required.  Actual images and features may vary and are subject to change. See onstar.ca for details and limitations.   
4 The Navigation and Voice Assistance plan only provides wireless connectivity for select in-vehicle apps. Apps supported by the plan are subject to change at any time and may be provided by third parties. Paid subscription required after expiry. Services are dependent on compatible wireless networks provided by third-party wireless service providers, working vehicle electrical systems, GPS signal and other factors outside GM control.  Changes in technology and wireless networks may limit or prevent the operation of certain services. Services, connectivity, and capabilities are subject to terms and limitations and will vary by model, vehicle configuration, conditions, and geographical and technical restrictions. Non-refundable and no cash value.  See onstar.ca for details. 
5 Requires a select service plan. Service availability, features and functionality are subject to limitations and vary by vehicle, device and location. Device data connection is required. Alexa Skill/Google Actions require account linking to use. Lock/Unlock feature requires automatic locks. Remote start/stop requires GM factory-installed and enabled remote start system. Visit onstar.ca for details and limitations. 
6 Services enabled by Google Built-in are subject to change at any time. Functionality may require one or more service plans. Certain Google actions and functionality may require account linking. Google, Google Maps and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. 
7 U.S. and Canada only. Available on properly equipped 2018 model year and newer GM vehicles. Select service plan, working electrical system and vehicle network connection required. Functionality is subject to user terms and limitations and varies by vehicle model. See onstar.ca for details and limitations. 
8Google Play, YouTube and Waze are trademarks of Google LLC. Nk

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