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Super Cruise Subscription Required After Three-Year Free Trial Ends

Super Cruise Subscription Required After Three-Year Free Trial Ends

In the ongoing automotive technology wars, Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driver assist system, Super Cruise, is a key component to its strategy. In fact, Mark Ruess, President at Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors (GM), previously referred to Super Cruise as the “most sophisticated integration of component systems of its type on the road today,” adding that 85 percent of Cadillac CT6 owners would prefer or only consider a vehicle equipped with Super Cruise in the future. Properly equipped models offer the system’s functionality free of charge for three years, after which the system reverts to a fee-based subscription, per a recent report from MotorTrend.

Pricing information for the Super Cruise feature subscription is currently unavailable. However, with the first free trials on 2018 Cadillac CT6 models set to end next month, that information should be made public very soon.

Vehicle owners who choose not to sign up for the subscription after their free trial ends will no longer have access to the hands-free driver assist features. However, the lane-centering features and adaptive cruise control will remain active.

Super Cruise was first introduced on the 2018 Cadillac CT6, and is currently offered in enhanced form with hands-free lane changes on the 2021 Cadillac CT5, 2021 Cadillac CT4, and 2021 Cadillac Escalade. The system will expand availability to 22 GM vehicles by 2023.

Last year, Cadillac added 70,000 miles of compatible North American highways to the system, bringing the total compatible system miles to over 200,000. When traveling on a compatible highway, drivers can use the Super Cruise system to remove their hands from the steering wheel, enabling stress-free cruising on extended journeys. A thin green LED along the upper section of the vehicle’s steering wheel will indicate when the system can be used.

The system also incorporates driver attention monitoring to ensure the human pilot can resume control of the vehicle, if needed.

We’ll keep our ear to ground for any and all developments with regard to the Cadillac Super Cruise system, so stay tuned. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to Cadillac Society for ongoing Cadillac news coverage.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. Just out of curiosity, is Cadillac ever going to make another FULL size sedan like in the days of old? Also, how do I retrieve any messages that are answered from this platform?

    • When you comment next time, check all the boxes w/ the name and E-mail address for follow-up.

      I highly doubt there will be a full size sedan like the Deville and Fleetwood Brougham again. However, there is a good chance that there will be a full size sedan being built but not immediately on VSS-R platform.

      The Celestiq will be $200K but could be a modern day version of the Eldorado Brougham from ’57-’58 if that makes sense to you.

      • Is VSS-R still in development? I’d assumed that, for Cadillac, ICE was dead as far as new development was concerned.

        • VSS-R is still being worked on. Then next generation trucks and SUVs will get VSS-T platform and crossovers will get VSS-S. I’m not sure if VSS-F is a go or not. Although changes and plans could happen, last I heard, VSS-R models will schedule around ’24-’25 model year. More than likely, the VSS-R platform could mostly be exclusive for Cadillac sedans and also plans for crossovers too being built that can be used for ICE and EV as choices.

          Based on what I’m reading and understanding, the BEV3 and ET1 platform are halo electric vehicles for Cadillac. Sounds like vehicles above the LYRIQ will cost close to $100k. I’m not sure how VSS-R platform will pan out for EV capacity compared to BEV3 platform or how advance there will be technically but both will have elements of one another. For right now, I’m assuming that VSS-R will be worked but being delayed for the time being due to major work being done for electrification.

  2. Thank you. Very kind of you to write such a detailed reply, I appreciate it.

    Would you guess that these Cadillac sedans are replacements for CT4/5? And have you seen anything about CUVs on VSS-R rather than “-F”?


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