Saab Cars North America has reached an agreement with OnStar to continue to offer OnStar subscription service to Saab customers under the automaker’s new owner, Spyker Cars NV.
The agreement begins with model year 2010 vehicles and applies to Saab vehicles sold in the United States.
OnStar has been offered as a standard feature on the Saab 9-3 Aero and the all-new Saab 9-5 models and is complimentary for one year for Saab customers.
“OnStar is a critical technology that our customers demand and expect,” said Mike Colleran, President and Chief Operating Officer Saab Cars North America. “With this agreement, we look forward to continuing to deliver exceptional service and support for Saab customers.”
OnStar offers a number of safety and security services like Automatic Crash Response and monthly OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic e-mails. OnStar’s Turn-by-Turn Navigation pairs audible directions through vehicle speakers with the support of a live OnStar advisor.
“I am very pleased that we’re going to be able to continue to provide the safety, security and peace of mind of OnStar to Saab customers,” said Chris Preuss, OnStar president.
Additionally, Saab recently announced a return to leasing with GMAC Financial Services as the preferred provider of wholesale and retail financial services for qualified Saab dealers and customers.
The leasing option was effective April 1, 2010 in the United States.