2006 Honda Civic and Pilot are latest models to offer XM as a factory-installed feature
Washington D.C., October 13, 2005 — XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio with over 5 million subscribers, today announced that American Honda Motor, one of the world’s most successful automotive brands, will factory-install over 550,000 of its 2006 vehicles with XM Satellite Radio. That means a record number of Honda and Acura brand passenger cars and trucks will arrive at dealer showrooms able to deliver more than 150 XM channels of award-winning music, news, sports, talk, traffic, weather and entertainment programming.
For the first time ever, XM is now factory-installed on the all-new 2006 Honda Civic, one of the best-selling model lines in the U.S., and the award-winning 2006 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle. The following Honda models also include XM Satellite Radio as a factory-installed feature for the 2006 model year: Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Honda Element, and Honda Ridgeline.
XM Satellite Radio is a standard factory-installed feature on all Acura RL, Acura TL, Acura TSX and Acura MDX models.
“The rapid expansion of XM Satellite Radio across the Honda and Acura lineups demonstrate the broad appeal of XM’s award-winning content offering,” said Paul Kirsch, vice president, OEM, for XM Satellite Radio. “XM is a perfect complement to the exceptional driving experience for Honda Civic and Honda Pilot owners.”
About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America’s number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM’s 2005 lineup includes 152 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 67 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 65 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children’s and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. XM Satellite Radio is the satellite radio leader in sports programming, offering thousands of live sporting events every year. XM is the official satellite radio network for Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the Indy Racing League, the PGA TOUR, and the college sports conferences ACC, Pac-10, and Big Ten. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM also is available in Avis, National, and Alamo rental cars. XM is the exclusive in-flight entertainment service for AirTran Airways, and will soon be available on JetBlue flights. Consumers can experience XM over the Internet through XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.com. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.