CHRYSLER TO ADD SIRIUS RADIOS TO 2003 MODELS

Satellite Service Prepares for July 1 National Rollout

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- As Sirius Satellite Radio prepares for its July 1 nationwide rollout, its automotive partner DaimlerChrysler today announced that Sirius radios will be installed this fall in 2003 model year vehicles.

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radios will be an option for consumers buying a variety cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles including the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Dodge Ram and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The suggested retail price will be $299.

Sirius subscribers will pay $12.95 per month for the service, which broadcasts 100 digital-quality, coast-to-coast limited-commercial or commercial-free channels.

Sirius also has exclusive partnerships with BMW of North America and Ford Motor Co., while rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings has exclusive deals with General Motors Corp. and American Isuzu Motors, whose Japanese parent, Isuzu Motors Ltd., is 49% owned by GM.

Sirius and XM have joint distribution agreements with Volkswagen of America and its Audi of America unit, as well as Porsche Cars North America.

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