Mazda Now Offering SIRIUS Satellite Radio as Port Installed Option
Six-Month Subscription Included When Vehicle is Purchased
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News) today announced that Mazda is now offering SIRIUS as a port- installed option on the following 2006 model year vehicles.
* MAZDA3 * MAZDA6 * Mazda RX-8 * MPV * Tribute * MAZDA5 * Mazda MX-5 Miata
"We're very pleased that Mazda has decided to install SIRIUS in these models at their port facility, so that potential Mazda buyers will now be able to experience SIRIUS as soon as the car arrives at the dealer," said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President and General Manager OEM Division for SIRIUS. "This is just one more step that will make it easier for Mazda buyers to get the commercial-free music, innovative talk programming, and the wide variety of sports that SIRIUS offers."
"Mazda is always looking for ways to make the driving experience even more pleasurable for its customers," said Jack Stavana, Director of Accessory Operations, Mazda North America. "We are thrilled to be able to offer Mazda buyers an easy way to experience what millions of SIRIUS subscribers already know - that SIRIUS is the programming leader in all of radio."
All vehicles are available with factory-installed SIRIUS radios that display artist, song title and category with the addition of the port- installed kit. Mazda is offering the port-installed SIRIUS system for an MSRP of $430, which includes the first six months of service. The regular SIRIUS subscription is $12.95 per month, and extended subscription terms beyond the initial six moths are available, with special discounts for Mazda customers.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive 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, NHL and NBA and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are distributed by Alpine, Audiovox, Brix Group, Clarion, Delphi, Directed Electronics, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Magnadyne, Monster Cable, Pioneer, Russound, Tivoli 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, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers, truck stops and travel centers nationwide.
SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep®, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at 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.
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MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS:
Jeremy Barnes, 949-727-6844
Jennifer Banovetz, 949-727-6220