NEW YORK, March 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Land Rover plans to offer SIRIUS as a factory-installed option on the following 2006 Model Year vehicles:
* Range Rover * Range Rover Sport (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NYTH125)
Land Rover plans to offer SIRIUS on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in July of this year. Both vehicles will come with factory-installed head units that display artist, song title and category when playing SIRIUS. Additionally, Range Rover will feature a touch-screen interface.
"Land Rover and SIRIUS are made for each other," said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President and General Manager OEM Division for SIRIUS. "Every Land Rover vehicle is a statement about quality and individualism, and SIRIUS is the perfect complement to that spirit."
"With SIRIUS, Land Rover drivers will now be able to have access to the best programming in satellite radio, no matter where in the United States our vehicles take them," said Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President, Land Rover North America. "Land Rover is dedicated to providing its customers with a premium driving experience, and SIRIUS will be a fitting enhancement to our offerings."
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, and is the Official Satellite Radio partner of the NFL.
SIRIUS radios for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Delphi, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Office Depot, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers and truck stops nationwide.
SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jeep(R), Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at 53 major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.
About Land Rover
Land Rover North America is part of Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover with headquarters in Irvine, California. Land Rover established operations in the US in 1986, and now imports and distributes Range Rover, LR3 and Freelander vehicles manufactured by Land Rover in Solihull, England. Land Rover's worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. For information about the Land Rover retailer nearest you, call 800-FINE-4WD or log on to www.LandRover.com.
Vehicle specifications and features are subject to change. For the latest Land Rover pricing and product information, contact Land Rover North America Corporate Communications at (949) 341-6800.
Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.
SOURCE SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Jim Collins of SIRIUS, +1-212-901-6422, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Larry Rosinski of Land Rover, +1-949-341-6811, email@example.com
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