By Matt Schmitz on May 16, 2013
Hyundai announced today that all its new vehicles equipped with the automaker's Blue Link communication system will come with three years of free protective services.
The Assurance Connected Care service package, announced in March at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, is similar to GM's OnStar safety system. Hyundai's offers a full lineup of safety and car-care features, including automatic collision notification, emergency and roadside assistance, monthly vehicle diagnostics reports and maintenance alerts.
The service is fully transferable to subsequent owners within three years of the vehicle's first date of use, Hyundai said. Owners with the Assurance Connected Care package will have the option to upgrade at a reduced price, adding features such as remote start, stolen vehicle recovery and turn-by-turn navigation. The automaker said it would release pricing info later.
Hyundai said the package offers a high level of service for a non-premium brand. "This new suite of Assurance features allows drivers to feel safe and secure and enjoy a worry-free car ownership experience," the automaker said in a statement. "With a simple press of a button in the vehicle, Blue Link agents are available 24/7/365 to help in emergencies or to schedule car care."Related
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