XM Satellite Radio Now Available as Factory-Equipped Option on America's Best-Selling Passenger Car
XM estimates its satellite radio service available on over one million Toyota vehicles by the end of 2009
NEW YORK, June 16 -- SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that the XM satellite radio service is now available as factory-equipped standard equipment on 2010 Camry vehicles with premium audio, while model year 2010 Camry vehicles with standard audio will continue to offer XM service as a dealer-installed option. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA, Inc.'s Camry has been the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for seven years running.
SIRIUS XM also announced that, in addition to the Camry, XM satellite radio will launch as a factory-installed option on many other Toyota vehicles throughout 2009. XM estimates the number of Toyota vehicles on the road by the end of 2009 available with XM satellite radio will exceed one million.
"The increased availability of XM services on the 2010 Camry is a testament to our relationship with Toyota," said Jim Meyer, President, Operations and Sales, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are thrilled that Camry buyers will now be able to experience commercial-free music from every genre, plus sports, news, talk and entertainment, as well as 'The Best of SIRIUS.'"
In addition to XM satellite radio, XM NavTraffic will be standard equipment on all Camry models with navigation. XM and XM NavTraffic are already available on the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, and Venza, as well as on the Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h L models, the LX 570, the newly launched 2010 RX 350, and the upcoming 2010 RX 450h.
"The addition of XM and XM NavTraffic as fully integrated services in the Camry reflects Toyota's focus on enhancing the driving experience for our customers, and is another step toward providing more advanced choices for entertainment and convenience in our vehicles," said Jon Bucci, TMS vice president, Advanced Technology Department.
XM NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ, features comprehensive information and coast-to-coast updates every minute. With availability in over 80 major North American markets, XM NavTraffic delivers to drivers the most current and detailed traffic and incident information, including construction, road closures and accidents so that drivers can get to their destinations faster and safer.