Saab Deal Will Keep OnStar on its 2010 Models
Saab has announced that it will continue to offer GM's OnStar services on vehicles it sells in the U.S. market. The new agreement with OnStar's parent company -- and Saab's former owner -- commences with the 2010 model year. While neither party divulged details regarding the specific length of the contract, it's expected to continue on for the foreseeable future in the same way that OnStar provides services to other several automakers.
OnStar will be a standard feature on the Saab 9-3 Aero and the all-new 9-5 models, and includes one-year of no-cost coverage. "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."
In related news, Saab has once again begun a new leasing program to be administered through GMAC Financial Services. It also announced pricing on the entire 2010 Saab 9-3 lineup has been reduced by 4-12 percent. Pricing on the new 2010 Saab 9-5 Sedan will be released closer to its on-sale date in June.