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Subaru to Offer SiriusXM on All Models Beginning with Model Year 2012 Vehicles


Sirius XM Radio and Subaru of America today announced that Subaru will offer satellite radio on all models beginning with 2012 model year vehicles.  Additionally, all 2012 model year Legacy and Outback Limited models will come standard with factory-installed satellite radio.

All Subaru customers purchasing new satellite radio-equipped vehicles will automatically receive a 4-month trial subscription to the XM Select package which includes more than 130 channels of commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk and comedy from SiriusXM.

In addition, customers purchasing Impreza and Forester models equipped with the all-new factory navigation system will also automatically receive a 4-month trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio and NavTraffic services.  Drivers and passengers using NavTraffic from SiriusXM will have access to detailed traffic information and incident data regarding construction, road closures and accidents so that they can determine traffic speed and estimate travel time along their route.  Subaru’s all-new navigation system uses data to re-route drivers around traffic incidents so they get to their destination.

“Subaru is very pleased to offer our customers entertainment and data services from SiriusXM,” said Thomas J. Doll, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America.  “SiriusXM satellite radio and NavTraffic bring value to our vehicles and also benefit the adventurous, outdoor lifestyle of our customers.  The feature has proven to be quite popular on our fast-selling 2011 Legacy and Outback models, so it made sense to expand availability to more Subaru customers.”

“We are thrilled that Subaru sees the value of SiriusXM and is increasing the availability of satellite radio and data services in their vehicles,” said Larry Pesce, Group Vice President and General Manager, Information and Advanced Audio Services, SiriusXM.  “Now, even more Subaru drivers will be able to choose the perfect soundtrack for every road trip and plan how to get to their destinations safely and quickly.”

Subaru expects SiriusXM satellite radio to become standard equipment on additional trim levels and models in upcoming model years.