OnStar showed off its ability by having mirrors installed in a variety of vehicles, ranging from a Camry to a Grand Marquis -- hot cars they're not but a pretty effective demonstration of the range of applicability here. GM also took this opportunity to show off the latest revision of its two-wheeled EN-V, which we'll be taking for a spin a little later this week. All that fun is captured in the galleries below.
OnStar retail product
What: The industry leading safety, security and connectivity services of OnStar can now be added to vehicles already on the road through a standalone rearview mirror that is compatible with most top- selling vehicles from major manufacturers and packs all of OnStar's core technology.
When: The OnStar retail product will be available in the U.S. in spring 2011 for $299, plus installation (expected to cost between $75 and $100), through Best Buy and other selected consumer electronics retailers. A range of service plans will be available, starting at $18.95 a month or $199 a year.
Dimensions: 10.0 inches wide by 3.4 inches high by 1.85 inches deep (not including mount); weighs 23 ounces
Compatibility: Currently, the OnStar mirror is certified to work on 99 percent of the 20 best- selling non-GM vehicles over the last 10 years or approximately 55 million cars and light trucks. OnStar expects to certify additional models in the months ahead. Those top 20 vehicles are:
Ford/Lincoln F-Series/Mark LT
Dodge Ram Pickup
Ford/Mazda Ranger/Mazda Pickup
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ford/Mercury Crown Vic/Grand Marquis
Source: Research by General Motors Engineering, based on sales volume data from Ward's Automotive Group. Final list of compatible vehicles will be released at retail availability of the OnStar product.