Vauxhall gets techie on small segment

Vauxhall is introducing its IntelliLink and OnStar systems to the small car segment, providing drivers with connectivity and entertainment with state-of-the-art in-car infotainment technology.

The Vauxhall Corsa is now available with the latest generation IntelliLink infotainment system as standard. R4.0 IntelliLink integrates smartphone functions via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and is compatible with devices from Android 5.0 Lollipop and Apple iOS 7.1 (from iPhone 5).

Vauxhall OnStar, standard on SE, Limited, Black Edition, Red Edition and VXR Corsa models provides occupants with a stable and powerful internet connection. The personal connectivity, service assistant and integrated 4G/LTE architecture turn the Corsa into a Wi-Fi Hotspot, while numerous additional services make driving more relaxed.

‘We do not just offer drivers of larger cars the opportunity of enjoying the latest connectivity and infotainment technology. We are making it available across our entire product portfolio with very attractive offerings,’ said Simon Oldfield, Vauxhall’s sales and marketing director.

OnStar services range from around the clock Automatic Crash Response to Stolen Vehicle and Roadside Assistance, right up to Vehicle Diagnostics. All of these services are available at the push of a button through the system’s integrated SIM card. Elsewhere, a smartphone is needed for the MyVauxhall smartphone app, enabling OnStar subscribers to request help when away from the vehicle, to lock or unlock the car doors or to access important vehicle data.