Special Report: Vehicle Entertainment/Communication

Chrysler Group Announces Vehicle Line-up and Pricing for SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Chelsea, Mich. June 12, 2002

  • Satellite radio service available in a wide array of Chrysler Group vehicles
Beginning this fall, Chrysler Group customers can tune in to a new listening experience while driving, as SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) launches as a Mopar product offering in 2003 model year cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans.

Chrysler Group will offer SIRIUS Satellite Radio as a Mopar dealer-installed option this fall on the following 2003 vehicles:
  • Chrysler: PT Cruiser, Sebring Sedan and Convertible, 300M, Concorde, Voyager, Town & Country;
  • Dodge: Stratus Sedan, Dakota, Durango, Ram, Intrepid, Neon, Caravan, Grand Caravan;
  • Jeep®: Liberty and Grand Cherokee.

The suggested retail price will be $299 plus labor, and a SIRIUS Satellite Radio subscription is $12.95 per month.

Chrysler Group also announced factory installation availability of satellite radio for the 2003 model year 300M.

SIRIUS will provide DaimlerChrysler customers with coast-to-coast coverage of 100 channels of programming, including 60 channels of commercial-free music and 40 channels of news, talk, sports and entertainment.

"Satellite radio has the potential to become the next 'must-have' technology. Now that we are offering it throughout our vehicle lineup – a wide range of our customers will be able to enjoy this new entertainment experience," said Christine Cortez, Senior Vice President – Global Parts and Service Operations.

"With SIRIUS in their vehicles, DaimlerChrysler customers will now get to hear 100 percent commercial-free music, outstanding sound quality and an amazing assortment of news, sports and entertainment that stands out from the competition," said Joseph P. Clayton, President and CEO of SIRIUS.

Consumers installing SIRIUS Satellite Radio in their 2003 model-year vehicles will receive a small, mouse-like antenna mounted to the roof of the vehicle. The radio is designed to be user-friendly with a minimal number of buttons. Customers will be able to search for programs both by music style and channel. Depending on the vehicle, the radio screen will display the channel and music style.

Forging partnerships with the right, expert suppliers has been a driving force in the development of Chrysler Group's North American vehicle communications system, which is based on providing customers with the ability to choose affordable, hassle-free services across a wide variety of models.