Cadillac Super Cruise Pricing Announced, Available With Monthly Plan
Cadillac CT6 owners with cars equipped with Super Cruise will soon have to add another monthly subscription to their bills if they want the technology to keep working. Automakers have offered customers three years of complimentary connectivity for the service, and for some early adopters, that expiration date is this month. Cadillac added an additional year of free service, but now we know customers could pay up to $ 25 per month for the service.
Customers in the United States will be able to purchase a standalone Super Cruise plan for $ 25 per month when service expires for these 2018 model year owners. Customers who already subscribe to other connected OnStar and GM plans can add Super Cruise for an additional $ 15 per month. Connectivity is required for the service to function, providing the technology with precise map updates and GPS coordinates that Super Cruise needs to provide the hands-free driving feature.
Owners who do not subscribe to Super Cruise, however, will not lose all functionality of the system. The car’s lane centering, adaptive cruise control and other onboard features will continue to work. There are rumors that even more sophisticated Ultra Cruise technology is being developed, touted as the successor to Super Cruise, allowing even more hands-free driving routes, including city streets. However, there is no indication from Cadillac as to when we might see the Ultra Cruise system.
The subscription pricing information comes as Super Cruise becomes an option on several other Cadillac vehicles for the 2021 model year: CT4, CT5 and Escalade. However, the technology will not remain exclusive to Cadillac for long. General Motors plans to proliferate the technology across the brand, aiming to offer it on 22 models by 2023. The first non-Caddy car to get the technology will be the new Chevy Bolt crossover due to arrive next summer.