Kia's Gettin' Serious On Sirius


Just in time for Passover, Kia's announced in 2009 they'll be including Sirius satellite standard in all models. The deal finally lets Kia owners listen to all the fan faves...Howard Stern, Martha Stewart or Grandmaster Flash.

"I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far, cause the man with the tow-truck repossessed my car Don't push me, cause I'm close to the edge; I'm trying not to loose my head It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under"

Full release after the jump:

SIRIUS-Kia Agreement Runs Through 2014

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ — SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq:
SIRI) and Kia Motors America today announced that Kia will exclusively
offer SIRIUS as factory standard equipment in all of its vehicles.
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The long-term agreement runs through 2014, with an optional three-year
extension to 2017, and calls for SIRIUS to become a standard feature in all
2009 model year Kia vehicles, beginning in 2008.
"We are very excited to add Kia to our list of exclusive automotive
partners," said Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS. "Kia is an exciting company
that is producing appealing cars to a growing number of consumers in the
U.S., and we look forward to closely working with them to make the Kia
in-vehicle experience even more rewarding."
"SIRIUS offers a unique combination of on-air talent, creative
programming and various sports and entertainment properties that fit
perfectly with Kia's evolving brand characteristics," said Len Hunt,
Executive Vice President and COO of Kia Motors America. "Our next
generation products have delivered Kia to new segments and new consumers,
and the addition of SIRIUS will strengthen the company's ability to offer
high-quality vehicles with modern features and amenities at an incredible
value for the consumer."
Kia customers will receive three months of complimentary service, and
all radios will be factory activated for dealer and customer convenience.
About SIRIUS
SIRIUS delivers more than 125 channels of the best programming in all
of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free
music channels in satellite radio, offering 67 music channels available
nationwide. SIRIUS also delivers 61 channels of sports, news, talk,
entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite
Radio Partner of the NFL, NBA and NHL and broadcasts live play-by-play
games of the NFL, NBA and NHL. All SIRIUS programming is available for a
monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in
more than 25,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City,
Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at
http://shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge,
Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda,
Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the
country.
Click on http://www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase
a SIRIUS radio and subscription.
About Kia
Kia Motors America — the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia
Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea — offers a complete line of vehicles
through more than 630 dealers throughout the United States. For more
information visit http://www.kiamedia.com.

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