THIRD CARMAKER SIGNS WITH XM SATELLITE RADIO

Isuzu to Help Expand Commercial-Free Radio Market

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- XM Satellite Radio is adding American Isuzu Motors to its list of automaker partners that also includes General Motors Corp. and Porsche Cars North America.

Beginning next month, XM radios will be available in Isuzu Axiom and Rodeo models, and the automaker has designed a mounting kit enabling all Axioms and Rodeo models from 1998 or after to be retrofitted with the radios.

GM's Isuzu connection
GM, an investor in XM, owns a 49% stake in Isuzu's Japanese parent, Isuzu Motors Ltd.

XM expanded its relationship with GM -- the first automaker to offer factory-installed XM radios in its 2002 Cadillac Devilles and Sevilles last fall -- in January, announcing that XM radios would be available in 2003 model-year vehicles including Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Cavalier, GMC Yukon, Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Aztek.

Porsche
XM and rival Sirius Satellite Radio also have

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distribution agreements with Porsche to offer radios in its models next year for the 2004 line.

XM and Sirius broadcast 100 digital-quality, coast-to-coast limited-commercial or commercial-free channels to subscribers for $9.99 per month and $12.95 per month, respectively.

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