NEW YORK, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced customers who purchase 2013 model year vehicles equipped with RNS 510 and RNS 850 navigation systems will receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic, providing access to traffic speed and flow information along with accident information to assist drivers in routing around congested areas.
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Volkswagen customers purchasing 2013 Volkswagen models with RNS 510 navigation system will also receive a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM Travel Link, providing drivers with premium data services and information, including fuel prices, weather forecasts, sports updates and movie listings.
"We are excited that Volkswagen sees the value of SiriusXM and is offering satellite radio and premium data services to their customers," said Larry Pesce, Group Vice President and General Manager, Infotainment and Advanced Audio Services, SiriusXM. "Our unparalleled audio entertainment lineup as well as fuel prices, traffic data and weather will give Volkswagen drivers the ability to choose the perfect soundtrack for every road trip and plan how to get to their destinations safely and quickly."
"Volkswagen is pleased to offer our customers popular features such as SiriusXM satellite radio, SiriusXM Traffic and premium data services such as SiriusXM Travel Link," said Rainer Michel, Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America. "Additionally, we are pleased that customers of our Traffic-capable Navigation systems will be able to benefit from getting 4 years of SiriusXM Traffic. We believe that this is an innovative feature which customers will find useful in their everyday driving situations."
Volkswagen of America will continue to give customers purchasing new VW vehicles equipped with satellite radio a 3-month subscription to SiriusXM's commercial-free music, plus premier sports, news, talk and comedy.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
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