XM (Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio, today announced that XM Radio and XM NavTraffic capability will be standard factory-installed features on the all-new Lexus LX 570. The luxury utility vehicle featuring XM made its debut today at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.
"The nation’s most extensive lineup of satellite radio programming and real-time traffic navigation are natural additions to a luxury vehicle that promises to reach new levels," said Steve Cook, executive vice president, Automotive, XM Satellite Radio. "LX 570 is the second Lexus vehicle rollout with XM NavTraffic capability as a standard feature, which demonstrates the increasing demand for our real-time data services."
XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic capability are also factory-installed, standard features on the Lexus LS 460 L luxury sedan. Factory-installed XM Radio and NavTraffic capability is also available in the 2007 LS 460 in its navigation packages. Later this year, Lexus will provide factory- installed XM as standard equipment on the upcoming LS 600h L luxury hybrid sedan.
XM’s real-time information service XM NavTraffic, which delivers drivers alerts regarding accidents, road closings and traffic, is now available in 50 major U.S. markets.
LS and LX models equipped with factory-installed XM come standard with a 90-day trial subscription.