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Subaru upgrades STARLINK for new models

Subaru StarlinkSubaru has just announced details of its new STARLINK connected services suite platform, providing new car owners with a host of features for enhanced convenience, entertainment and safety.

The Subaru system integrates touch-screen audio and navigation systems where available, and utilizes SiriusXM for connectivity.

Subaru’s new Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, a Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. The service is free for one year with the purchase of a new vehicle, and will cost $99 for a two-year subscription afterwards.

Subaru’s Safety Plus & Security Plus package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locater to the features listed above. This package is $49 for the first year and $149 for a two-year subscription afterwards.

For media, STARLINK will provide live traffic alerts and travel information, as well as access to the range of SiriusXM programming, such as music, sports, comedy and news talk. The system will also integrate with apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Aha for further entertainment options.

Later in the model year, Subaru will offer a free mobile app (iOS and Android supported) and website access to remote services, user preferences, diagnostic alerts and other features in the Safety Plus and Safety Plus & Security Plus packages.

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