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Vauxhall extends OnStar and Apple CarPlay to Insignia

Vauxhall Apple CarPlay

Vauxhall is now offering its Insignia with with IntelliLink Navi 900, which includes Apple CarPlay and the brand’s personal connectivity and service assistant, OnStar.

Apple CarPlay enables integration of Apple smartphones (iPhone 5 and above). Apple CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third party apps. Additional apps can be controlled via Siri eyes free voice control or from the Insignia’s eight-inch touchscreen.

Navi 900 IntelliLink is standard on Nav models (Design, SRi, SRi VX-Line and Elite) and on Tech Line. It is available as a £1,000 option on Energy, Limited Edition and SE. However, the Apple CarPlay feature is also available throughout the range with the optional Touch R700 IntelliLink system, at a cost of £350.

The R700’s features include USB and aux-in socket, audio streaming and eight-inch colour touch-screen display and 60 configurable favourites, including phone contacts.

OnStar is available on Limited Edition, Elite and VXR models.

The integrated 4G/LTE data connection turns the Insignia into a mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot. An external antenna can deliver an internet connection for up to seven devices.

OnStar also includes automatic crash response to stolen vehicle and roadside assistance, and vehicle diagnostics.

OnStar services and Wi-Fi are free for the first year. A second year of OnStar services, including roadside assistance, but excluding Wi-Fi is available for £79.

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