By all accounts, the OnStar system is one of the most unique and sought-after features offered by General Motors. And starting on July 24 drivers of non-GM brands will be able to run by a Best Buy store and pick up the OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) kit to install in their own cars.
GM first announced the kit at this year’s Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. The OnStar FMV contains rearview mirror module that can be retrofitted into most cars. Likewise, owners of older GM vehicles will be able to purchase the kit as well. GM has priced the kit at $299.99 with service plans that start at $18.95 or $199 a year. The partnership with Best Buy will also allow customers to have the system professionally installed at the store for $75.
“The wait is over,” said OnStar President Linda Marshall. “Since we announced OnStar FMV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, thousands of people have signed up to be notified when this innovative product is ready to buy. Now, through Best Buy, they can enhance their Fords, Toyotas, Chryslers and other brands with the power of OnStar.”
The OnStar FMV will offer all the same features found on GM cars such as automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, stolen vehicle assistance hands-free calling and roadside assistance.