OnStar will soon offer customers Family Link, a new service that will allow subscribers to stay connected to their loved ones when driving an OnStar-equipped vehicle.
Family Link is an optional service that includes two key features:
- Vehicle Locate: Subscribers can log onto the Family Link website to view a map with the vehicle’s location at any time.
- Vehicle Location Alert: Subscribers can set up email or text message notifications to let them know the location of their vehicle. They can choose the day, time and frequency of the alerts.
Family Link is OnStar’s first a la carte service. Subscribers can add it to any existing OnStar package for $3.99 per month.
“We’re very excited that OnStar is offering this service to families in our community,” said Michael Maguire, President for Bob Maguire Chevrolet. “OnStar has been offering our customers peace of mind on the road for years, and Family Link will only help strengthen that feeling of security.”
Family Link begins a phased launch in mid-April with select subscribers invited to sign up. More subscribers will receive an invitation in June. The service will roll out to all U.S. subscribers – including those in New Jersey – throughout the year.
“For more than 16 years, OnStar has developed and enhanced our service by listening to our customers,” said OnStar Vice President of Subscriber Services Joanne Finnorn. “They tell us how they use technology and what they want it to do. Last year, we had more than 4,500 subscribers test the Family Link service and they told us it provides them peace of mind by staying connected to their family when they’re on the road.”
Access to the Family Link website requires an OnStar user name and password. Only the subscriber with access can locate a vehicle or request alerts.
To use Vehicle Locate, subscribers log onto the Family Link website and navigate to the Vehicles tab and click on Locate. Once the vehicle has been located, the vehicle’s icon will be shown on the map. Additional location details can be seen by hovering over the vehicle.
To set up a Location Alert, subscribers log on to the Family Link website and navigate to the Alerts tab and click on Add Alert. The subscriber can request the day of week and time to receive an alert, as well as notification preference: text, email or both. Location Alerts will include the address the vehicle is near as well as the date and time.
Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Ever Now Available
37-mpg Malibu Eco heads for Bob Maguire Chevrolet
driven by exclusive eAssist™ technology
BORDENTOWN – Chevrolet continued its global rollout of the all-new 2013 Malibu midsize sedan with the first shipment of its most fuel-efficient Malibu ever – the Malibu Eco – we have 2 cars on the lot, ready to drive and ready for delivery at Bob Maguire Chevrolet in Bordentown, NJ.
The Malibu Eco is the first model of the all-new 2013 Malibu lineup to reach Bob Maguire Chevrolet, bringing with it:
- A sporty exterior shaped to save fuel
- An all-new interior with more room, comfort and premium materials
- Sound-reducing and sound-absorbing components to make it the quietest Chevrolet in history
- All-new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that enhances customer connectivity
- All-new ride-and-handling package
- Engineering to meet top safety results around the world.
The heart of the Malibu Eco is its segment-exclusive, fuel-saving eAssist™ technology, which provides GM-estimated 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway fuel economy. It combines start-stop technology with regenerative braking and a lightweight lithium-ion battery to provide an electric boost in certain conditions, improving fuel economy by 12 percent over today’s four-cylinder engine – and delivering better fuel economy than any non-hybrid midsize sedan currently available.
“Chevrolet made the new Malibu even better with more room inside, a premium interior and new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment technology. It’s also the quietest Chevrolet ever built with the ride and handling characteristics of a premium sports sedan. said Michael Maguire, President of Bob Maguire Chevrolet. “Add in the fuel economy of a compact sedan priced below a full hybrid and we believe the Malibu Eco offers an incredible value.
An all-new Ecotec 2.5L engine debuts in the Malibu later this summer, followed by an all-new Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine.
The new Malibu Eco has a suggested retail price of $25,995, including a $760 destination charge. The 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan and will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. Last year, the Malibu was GM’s second-best selling car in the United States behind the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.
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The very first ALL-NEW 2013 Chevy Malibu has arrived at Bob Maguire Chevrolet! With its sleek new design, sophisticated advancements in technology and fuel efficiency, and its quiet confidence, the new 2013 Malibu will surely please and impress everyone in its path.
The 2013 Malibu’s refinement and responsive driving characteristics bring a quiet confidence to the next generation of the Chevy Malibu at Bob Maguire Chevrolet. The all-new Malibu has been designed with a wider track than its previous generation – giving it a new presence on the road ahead and a lasting impression behind.
The Malibu’s refined ride and handling responds to the driver’s every instinct with a seamless intuition, and it will definitely set a new standard for premium style and assertive performance. PLUS: you can be confident that the 2013 Malibu Eco version will optimize every drop of fuel with its 2.4L Ecotec direct injection Variable Valve Timing, 4-cylinder engine. For the first time ever with a Chevy vehicle, eAssist technology will be used in the 2013 Malibu ECO. eAssist is a state-of-the-art system that uses power stored in an advanced 115V lithium-ion battery ,along with a 14kW motor-generator, to provide an electrical boost in various driving scenarios, which allows for increased fuel economy.
The all-new 2013 Malibu not only performs above its class, its intricate and worldly design introduces a new level of style among midsize sedans. Taking design cues from the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, the 2013 Malibu boasts an assured and strong stance with dynamic lines that both please your senses and improve efficiency.
Malibu will not only surprise you, it will surprise owners of the world’s finest midsize sedans — and rightfully so. You’ll hear it in the interior designed with acoustic laminated glass and triple door seals to help keep outside noise outside. This, with the delicate craftsmanship of its interior, creates an intimate atmosphere that is authentically Malibu.