Opel Connect: Opel to Introduce New Connectivity Services
Opel continues the rapid integration of Groupe PSA technology, in accordance with the PACE! strategic plan. Following the announcement that the Engineering team in Rüsselsheim will lead development of Groupe PSA Light Commercial Vehicles and the allocation of 15 Centres of Competence at the Opel headquarters, Opel will introduce Groupe PSA connectivity services in Europe. Consequently, the brand will simultaneously start phasing out GM-owned OnStar technology, to be completed by the end of 2020.
Named Opel Connect, the new connectivity services will be introduced on Opel passenger cars and light commercial vehicles beginning in 2019. One of the first models to feature Opel Connect will be the next generation Corsa, which Opel will also produce as a battery electric vehicle. The connectivity offer will include vehicle diagnostics, stolen vehicle assistance and remote vehicle access, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. By 2024, Opel Connect will be available across the entire Opel model range.
Commenting on the introduction of Opel Connect, General Manager of Opel Ireland, Gillian Whittall said: “Opel has established itself at the forefront of automotive connected services. The new technology will enable us to consolidate this role in the future”.
While introducing Opel Connect, OnStar customers can rest assured that they will continue to receive the same level of service, until the cessation date.
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