Vauxhall is introducing its IntelliLink and OnStar infotainment systems to the Corsa supermini.
The Corsa is now available with IntelliLink infotainment system as standard (excluding Sting and Sting R models).
The system easily integrates smartphone functions via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Vauxhall OnStar, standard on SE, Limited, Black Edition, Red Edition and VXR Corsa models provides occupants with a WiFi hotspot, and service assistant.
“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.
“The new R4.0 IntelliLink system with smartphone integration available for the Corsa is the perfect example. This system along with OnStar enables fast, stable and extensive internet access for every Corsa occupant.”
The R4.0 IntelliLink system offers drivers a USB and Bluetooth interface for audio streaming and viewing photographs, videos and films, as well as the ability to complete a phone call via the hands-free module.
Bringing the smartphone applications of each occupant into the car, the Vauxhall infotainment technology immediately recognises when an iPhone or Android smartphone is connected to the R4.0 IntelliLink via USB.
As soon as the connection is made, the smartphone interface is adapted to the seven-inch touchscreen and displayed clearly, while simultaneously charging the device.
Apple CarPlay allows drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.
Alternatively, Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem.
A key advantage of using the navigation apps is that the driver always has the latest map data at their disposal as updates are made available by the respective provider and downloaded onto the phone.
Smartphone-based systems display traffic conditions in real time along with possible points of interest – including the complete address, opening hours and distance.
OnStar services and Wi-Fi are free for the first year, with a second year of OnStar services, including roadside assistance, excluding Wi-Fi available for £79.