Published: November 26, 2015 | Germany
Opel’s compact Corsa is set to receive the modern Intellink infotainment system. The R4.0 Intellink system offers the latest in connectivity features, allowing the driver to integrate several smartphone functions via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The system is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Apple Ios 7.1.
Connection to the internet is provided by OnStar services via a special antenna fitted to the Opel Corsa, turning the cabin into a 4G/LTE WiFi hotspot. The driver will have the option of choosing between Apple Maps, Google Maps and TomTom’s Go 40 system for his navigation service.
The R4.0 IntelliLink system comes with the customary clear 7-inch color touchscreen, USB and Bluetooth® interface for audio streaming and viewing photographs, videos and films or making a telephone call via the hands-free module – the latest generation infotainment system now available in the Corsa is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It brings the personal smartphone applications of each Corsa occupant into the car. The Opel infotainment technology immediately recognizes the systems when the iPhone or Android smartphone is connected to the R4.0 IntelliLink via USB. As soon as the connection is made, the smartphone interface is adapted to the 7-inch touchscreen and displayed clearly. Simultaneously, the smartphone is charged.
The extensive services includes Automatic Crash Response, 24H Roadside and Stolen Vehicle Assistance and Vehicle Diagnostics to name but a few. The MyOpel smartphone-app is another advantage. It allows Opel OnStar users to request help when away from the car, to open or close the car remotely or to access important vehicle data.