WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) announced that XM Radio will be available as a factory-installed option on the second- generation Nissan Murano, unveiled today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. XM NavTraffic, XM's real-time traffic information service, will also be available on Murano vehicles equipped with navigation.
"2009 Nissan Murano buyers will now be able to experience the variety of more than 170 channels of music, sports, news, talk and entertainment, along with the power of live, real-time traffic data," said Joe Verbrugge, senior vice president, automotive accounts and international operations, XM Satellite Radio. "XM is pleased with Nissan's commitment to providing the best in entertainment and technology by making XM Radio and XM NavTraffic available on the 2009 Murano."
Beginning with the 2008 model year, Nissan elected to make XM the exclusive satellite radio provider to Nissan and also to Infiniti. Every 2008 model year Infiniti offers XM Radio as a standard, factory-equipped feature.
Now available in 79 major U.S. markets, XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as accidents and road construction, directly to a vehicle's GPS navigation system via XM's satellite pipeline. The driver is alerted to these incidents through the navigation screen, allowing him or her to route around a jam before getting caught in traffic.
In addition to the 2009 Nissan Murano, XM NavTraffic is available on the 2008 Nissan Altima Sedan, Altima Coupe, Altima Hybrid, Armada and Pathfinder as part of the navigation package. These vehicles also feature XM Radio.
Every 2008 Nissan equipped with XM Radio and XM NavTraffic also comes standard with a three-month complimentary subscription to the services.
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-1-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. Programming is subject to change.
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