Thursday, July 15, 2010

Subaru Adds Mobile Wi-Fi Access to its Crossover SUV

Subaru has begun offering an optional Wi-Fi
connectivity capability in its 2011 Outback crossover SUV model. The new Subaru Mobile Internet system connects to a 3G network and creates a Wi-Fi hotspot inside the Outback giving internet access to 10 or more users for up to 150 feet around the vehicle. The Wi-Fi capability is designed for passenger access while the Outback is in motion.

Subaru Mobile Internet technology is provided by Autonet Mobile, which is an in-car Internet service provider. The Wi-Fi service can be added as a port or dealer-installed accessory to any 2011 Subaru Outback for an MSRP of $499, plus a $35 activation fee. A one-year subscription at $29 per month is required.