The 2008 Lexus LS 460 will also be offered with XM Satellite as an
exclusive factory-installed feature
TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's premier
satellite radio company, today announced that XM Satellite Radio will be
available as a standard feature in the luxury flagship hybrid Lexus LS 600h L.
Lexus of Canada is also introducing XM Satellite Radio exclusively as a
factory-installed feature in the Lexus LS 460. These models will be in Lexus
dealership showrooms across the country by the end of September.
"It made perfect sense to match our technologically advanced luxury
hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L, with XM - it's a natural fit," said Yves Gionet,
Director responsible for Lexus in Canada. "At Lexus, we want to offer our
guests perfect moments with best-in-class quality products, such as XM
Satellite Radio, while providing them the opportunity to reduce their
"XM has such a wide variety of programming from music to comedy to talk,
and with our exclusive NHL coverage beginning October, it is the perfect fit
for Lexus guests," said Stewart Lyons, executive vice president of XM Canada.
"The adoption of hybrid vehicles is just one zero footprint initiative that
Canadians can embrace to be more eco-friendly and we're proud to play a small
part in the movement."
Toyota Canada and Lexus entered into a multi-year distribution agreement
with XM Canada in March 2006.
About XM Canada
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM
Canada(TM) through its subsidiary, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. XM is
Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the
best satellite coverage in the country and offering a unique lineup of premier
Canadian and international content.
With 120 channels, XM Canada offers listeners the most channels of unique
and exclusive programming including exclusive satellite radio coverage of
NHL(TM) games, PGA TOUR(TM) and Major League Baseball(TM) coverage, the
deepest play list, and news, talk, sports, entertainment and children's
programming. 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 115
different models of vehicles for model year 2007.
XM has an exclusive Canadian license from U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio
Inc., the leading satellite radio provider in the U.S. with more than
8 million subscribers. XM is offered on TELUS Mobile Radio(TM) and is the
exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights. A live stream of
selected XM Canada channels is available via a three-day complimentary trial
of XM Radio Online at http://listen.xmradio.ca. To subscribe to XM Canada
online or for more information about XM Canada's programming lineup and radio
choice, visit www.xmradio.ca
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit
our website at www.cdnsatrad.com.
About Lexus of Canada
Lexus in Canada is the exclusive Canadian importer and distributor of
Lexus luxury cars and sports utility vehicles through a sales and service
network of 30 dealers across Canada. An industry leader for product quality
and ownership satisfaction since its inception, Lexus has sold more than
80,000 vehicles in Canada. The best-selling Lexus RX SUV, the acknowledged
benchmark in the luxury sport utility vehicle segment, is built for the North
American market in Cambridge, Ontario. For more information about Lexus
products, and Lexus' pursuit of perfection, visit www.lexus.ca.
For further information:
For further information: XM Canada, Wilcox Group, (416) 203-6666,
XMradio@wilcoxgroup.com; Kathryn Ruhland, Lexus of Canada, Manager, Public
Relations, (416) 431-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org