Earlier this week, we learned those running Cadillac's partially automated driver-assist system will not have access for life. Instead, Cadillac plans to begin a subscription for the service after three years, and we have zero concrete details about how it all works.
Now, according to a Friday report from Motor1, the brand will extend the three-year trial for Super Cruise for an extra year to "helpful adopters" of the technology. Those are original owners of the , the that Super Cruise launched with.
A Cadillac spokesperson told the website this decision was made last year, though the company's been awfully quiet about the Super Cruise subscription in general. Cadillac previously did not return Roadshow's request for comment when asked how much the subscription will cost. Nor did the brand immediately respond to a request for comment surrounding today's news.
So, it sounds like Super Cruise was always intended to move to a subscription model. Why it popped into the new cycle recently is because the first CT6 sedans delivered will soon turn three years old next month. However, they'll be spared from subscription fees for another year with this decision. Going forward, any Cadillac car will have three years for free and then need to pay an undisclosed amount.
Those who decide to let the subscription expire in the future will not have access to the. But, the cars' adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist systems will still work normally.