In June of 2014, Chevrolet launched its built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology. Since then, customers have been rapidly increasing their usage of the service. And, the biggest jump was in the last six months of 2016. In fact, in that time, Chevy owners used nearly as much data as they had in the previous two years.
Because of this huge jump in popularity and usage, Chevrolet has announced a new unlimited OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi plan. This plan will only cost $20 per month, making it an affordable choice for many families. There are also other plans for less frequent users, including data passes of 250MB per day for $5 and 20GB over 12 months for $150.
Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, said, “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”
What goes into the best family cars? Some will tell you that size is the key. Others will mention comfort, and others still might bring up entertainment to keep the kids distracted.
At Wiesner of Huntsville, we think the key to a great family vehicle is reliability and safety. What good is a big, comfortable, entertaining vehicle you’re not sure if it’ll get you and your family from point A to B safely every time you get into it?
That’s why we recommend the Chevrolet Tahoe, Impala, and Suburban to everyone who asks us for a family car. The former two were named among KBB.com’s 15 Best Family Cars of 2015 and the latter two among U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Cars for Families, thanks to their great family features and reliability and safety.
For example, the Impala comes with available Front Automatic Braking, which can apply the brakes when the forward-sensing radar system sees a crash coming before the driver does; and the Tahoe and Suburban both offer the GM Safety Alert Seat, which alerts drivers about potential crashes via directional vibrations in the seat.
“Chevrolet puts families first, with cars, trucks and SUVs that provide the latest safety technologies and crash protection at a value,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet and president, GM North America. “It’s why Chevrolet was the most-awarded car company in 2014 and is driving toward another year of strong recognition.”