DETROIT — 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 is a standard feature on the Saab 9-3 Aero and the all-new Saab 9-5 models. The OnStar service 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 industry-first safety and security services like Automatic Crash Response and monthly OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic e-mails. Additionally, OnStar's Turn-by-Turn Navigation is the only embedded vehicle navigation system that pairs audible directions through vehicle speakers with the support of a live OnStar advisor. OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows drivers to use voice commands to make phone calls.
"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.