AcuraLink: The Next Generation of Satellite Communication

October 12th, 2016 by

AcuralinkEach new vehicle at Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes access to AcuraLink The Next Generation, but you might just be wondering what that is. We’re here to let you know what AcuraLink does for your vehicle and how it puts auto diagnostics, roadside assistance, and more right into a luxury sedan like the 2017 Acura TLX.

What Is AcuraLink The Next Generation?

Calling it the “Next Generation” is apt, as this new AcuraLink system goes above and beyond what came before it, upgrading connectivity and navigation by bringing your Acura online and integrating new cloud-based services. Select packages allow a vehicle like the 2017 Acura RLX to communicate wirelessly, sending and receiving data to your smartphone and keeping you constantly connected to your vehicle: Check the fuel level, set the alarm, inspect the tire pressure, and even lock the doors from anywhere with a cellular connection.

Put simply, AcuraLink The Next Generation turns your smartphone into a state-of-the-art key fob that links you with your vehicle at all times.

Package Options

There are three main package options for the AcuraLink service:

  • Standard: The base AcuraLink The Next Generation package, Standard is free for the first three years of ownership and includes vehicle services like Maintenance Minder messages and searchable manuals as well as real-time traffic and navigation re-routing.
  • Connect: The mid-range AcuraLink The Next Generation package starts at $159 per year and includes all of the features of the Standard package, adding on real-time vehicle status and diagnostics, mobile assist services like collision notification and stolen vehicle locator, and cloud-based navigation.
  • Premium: As the top AcuraLink The Next Generation package, Premium includes everything that came before and adds on live assistance 24/7 from an Acura concierge. The Premium package starts at $249 per year.

In addition to your package options, AcuraLink offers free smartphone integration for the duration of ownership of your Acura, bringing social networking, Internet radio, and weather directly to the dash of a 2017 Acura MDX or other model.

See AcuraLink in Action

We can show you all the ins and outs of AcuraLink The Next Generation when you visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you for a test drive. Stop by one of our locations today to discover all a new Acura has to offer.