Vauxhall’s new Viva city car will feature the firm’s new ‘OnStar’ mobile service.

‘OnStar’ allows a Vauxhall (or Opel in Europe) to be connected to the internet giving drivers and passengers access to a vast array of services including a 24-hour concierge service, and it will debut on the new Viva as well as being rolled out across Vauxhall’s entire model line-up.

A smartphone app gives access to vehicle data such as tyre pressure and oil life can be accessed via the Opel OnStar smartphone app. Locking and unlocking can also be controlled via the app, and if the car is stolen Vauxhall says it “work closely with the police to locate” it.

With OnStar every Vauxhall will also a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot allowing up to seven mobile devices to be connected simultaneously.


With OnStar, each Vauxhall becomes a powerful, mobile wi-fi hotspot giving access to apps and services that require a high-speed mobile or data connection. Up to seven mobile devices can be connected simultaneously. Passengers will be able to stay in touch with family and friends via social media, play games, stream movies or watch TV via their favourite app, or to work while away from the office.