The 2004 models include:
Ford: Thunderbird, Mustang, Explorer, Sport Trac and Expedition
Lincoln: Navigator, Aviator, LS and Town Car (available December
This is an EXCLUSIVE relationship between Ford and SIRIUS. SIRIUS is now available as a dealer or factory option on more than
101 different 2004 car models. Exclusive relationships with Ford, BMW and
Daimler Chrysler provide SIRIUS with more than 42% exclusive OEM market share.
Add the shared-SDAR relationships with Nissan, Infiniti, Audi and other car
manufacturers, and SIRIUS is available in more than 55% of all new 2004 car
SIRIUS satellite radio retails for $329 plus installation
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:
F) and SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) are offering SIRIUS satellite radio
as a dealer-installed option for $329 plus installation and tax
"Ford Motor Company is dedicated to technological advancements and, most
importantly, to providing our customers with superior quality products and
feature content that will enhance their ownership and driving experiences," said
Jeff Wood, director, Ford Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering. "We are
committed to our relationship with SIRIUS and believe its products and services
will surprise and delight our customer base."
"Ford has a proud history of innovation in the auto industry when it comes to
technology, styling, performance and features that enhance the driving
experience," said Doug Wilsterman, senior vice president, Automotive, at New
York-based SIRIUS. "The addition of SIRIUS, with its unique commercial-free
music and extensive programming lineup of news, sports and entertainment, is the
perfect match for the discriminating vehicle owner."
Select, factory-equipped radio head units have the SIRIUS control software
already integrated, allowing SIRIUS to be another radio mode via a dedicated
radio button. When playing SIRIUS, the radio can display all pertinent
information regarding artist, song title and category.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the world's second-largest automaker with
approximately 350,000 employees and operations in more than 200 markets on six
continents. Its automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land
Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services
include Ford Credit, Hertz and Quality Care. The company's world headquarters is
in Dearborn, Mich. Ford Motor Company officially observed its 100th
anniversary on June 16, 2003. Additional information can be found on the
company's Web site at www.ford.com .
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners more than 100
streams of the best music and entertainment coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 60
music streams with no commercials, along with over 40 world-class sports, news
and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95, with
greater savings for upfront payments of multiple months or a year or more.
Stream Jockeys create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre
to our listeners 24 hours a day.
Satellite radio products bringing SIRIUS to
listeners in the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Kenwood,
Panasonic, Clarion and Audiovox, and are available at major retailers including
Circuit City, Best Buy, Car Toys, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics,
Sears and Crutchfield. SIRIUS is the leading OEM satellite radio provider, with
exclusive partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, Ford and BMW. Automotive brands
currently offering SIRIUS radios in select new car models include BMW, MINI,
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Audi, Ford and Lincoln-Mercury.
Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS in select models
include Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Aston Martin.
Genmar Holdings, the world's largest manufacturer of recreational boats, Formula
Boats and Winnebago, the leading supplier of recreational vehicles and motor
homes, have also announced plans to offer SIRIUS. To listen to SIRIUS Live,
Click on www.SIRIUS.com