Subaru has announced packages and pricing for its new Starlink connected services.
The Japanese automaker’s in-vehicle platform provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment and safety services while integrating touchscreen audio and navigation systems in select 2016 Subaru models. Subaru Starlink connected services are powered by Sirius XM Connected Vehicles Services and will be available in two packages: Starlink Safety Plus and Starlink Safety Plus & Security Plus.
The Starlink Safety Plus package will include Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. Subaru customers that purchase a new vehicle will receive a one-year subscription included with their purchase and after that, a two-year subscription will be $99.
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Starlink Safety Plus & Security Plus adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator in addition to the amenities in the Starlink Safety Plus package. The larger package can be had for $49 additional for the first year while a two-year subscription is $149 afterwards.
Subaru Starlink uses built-in AT&T 4G LTE wireless capability and Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services to provide 24/7/365 access to Starlink advisors.
The Starlink 6.2-inch touchscreen will be the standard head unit in many 2016 Subaru models while the 7-inch that features multi-gesture touch controls is available as an option on select models.
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