TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier
provider of satellite radio, today announced the continued expansion of XM
Satellite Radio as a factory-installed, standard feature to the Hyundai
vehicle lineup with the inclusion of XM as a standard feature on the 2008MY
Hyundai Santa Fe crossover utility vehicle.
"XM Satellite Radio is a natural addition to the already high level of
standard features available across the Hyundai automotive portfolio," said
John Vernile, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
"We feel that XM's exceptional sound quality coupled with the industry leading
content offered by XM magnificently enhances our unbeatable value
With XM Satellite Radio offered as a standard factory-installed feature
on the award-winning Azera and Sonata sedans, as well as the all new Veracruz
midsize crossover vehicle, close to half of all Hyundai vehicles will be
rolling off the assembly line in 2008 equipped with XM.
"XM Canada is delighted that Hyundai is continuing an aggressive rollout
to offer our product as a standard feature," said Stewart Lyons, Executive
Vice President of XM Canada. "Hyundai's award-winning product lineup is the
perfect platform for our service."
Every Hyundai model equipped with a factory-installed XM Radio comes with
a three-month trial subscription.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information
company with the best signal coverage across the country.
XM Canada offers listeners the most unique Canadian and international
programming including exclusive satellite radio coverage of EVERY NHL(TM)
GAME, as well as PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League Baseball(TM), the deepest play
list, and news, talk, sports, entertainment and children's content. Acura,
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda,
Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota, Saab, Saturn,
Suzuki and Subaru will offer XM radios in more than 150 different vehicles for
model year 2008.
XM Satellite Radio Inc. is the number one satellite radio company in
North America with more than 8 million subscribers. In Canada, XM is offered
on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and Rogers Communications wireless, cable and
Internet platforms and is also the exclusive music channel provider on Air
Canada's flights and available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
A free three-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at
http://listen.xmradio.ca. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and
subscription information. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc.
(TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
For further information:
For further information: For media information, please contact: XM
Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666, XMradio@wilcoxgroup.com