Thursday, October 13, 2005

American Honda to Equip Over 550,000 Vehicles With XM Satellite Radio for 2006

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio(Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with over 5million subscribers, today announced that American Honda Motor, one of theworld's most successful automotive brands, will factory-install over 550,000of its 2006 vehicles with XM Satellite Radio. That means a record number ofHonda and Acura brand passenger cars and trucks will arrive at dealershowrooms able to deliver more than 150 XM channels of commercial-free musicand a wide variety of news, sports, talk, traffic, weather and entertainmentprogramming.

For the first time ever, XM is now factory-installed on the all-new 2006Honda Civic, one of the best-selling model lines in the U.S., and the award-winning 2006 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle. The following Honda modelsalso include XM Satellite Radio as a factory-installed feature for the 2006model year: Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey,Honda Element, and Honda Ridgeline.

XM Satellite Radio is a standard factory-installed feature on all AcuraRL, Acura TL, Acura TSX and Acura MDX models.

"The rapid expansion of XM Satellite Radio across the Honda and Acuralineups demonstrates the broad appeal of XM's award-winning content offering,"said Paul Kirsch, vice president, OEM, for XM Satellite Radio. "XM is aperfect complement to the exceptional driving experience for Honda Civic andHonda Pilot owners."

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