DETROIT and NEW YORK — Volvo Cars of North America, LLC and SIRIUS Satellite Radio today announced that Volvo will begin offering SIRIUS as a factory installed option this summer.Starting with the 2007 model year, Volvo plans to offer factory installed SIRIUS on the following vehicle lines:
All-New Volvo S80 (pictured)
Each Volvo S40, and C70 vehicle factory equipped with SIRIUS Satellite Radio (MSRP $295) will include a six-month subscription.
The All-New Volvo S80, available later in model year 2007, will also offer a factory equipped SIRIUS radio with a six-month subscription. Packaging and pricing information will be announced at a later date.
“SIRIUS Satellite Radio is the perfect complement to Volvo’s respected audio systems featuring Dolby Pro Logic II Surround and Dynaudio. Volvo customers will enjoy depth and breadth of music, sports, news, and entertainment as they have never experienced before in their vehicle. In keeping with Volvo’s commitment to safety, SIRIUS also features channels dedicated to weather and traffic updates every four minutes in the top twenty U.S. markets, plus a weather and emergency channel,” says Hans Krondahl, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Volvo Cars of North America.
“We are very excited about our relationship with Volvo and the launch of factory installed SIRIUS on the heels of the successful Special Edition S60, which featured SIRIUS as well,” said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President and General Manager Automotive OEM for SIRIUS. “We look forward to working closely with Volvo to offer their customers the best in-vehicle entertainment available.”