NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Chrysler Group LLC today announced that Chrysler Group will be the first automaker to provide the expanded SiriusXM channel lineup of commercial-free music, sports, and comedy, as well as SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language channels, in select 2013 vehicles.
Slated for introduction at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the 2013 Ram 1500 and the 2013 SRT Viper, will debut the new expanded lineup from SiriusXM. The programming will be available exclusively on Chrysler Group's 2013 Model Year next generation Uconnect systems.
The new expanded SiriusXM channel lineup is part of SiriusXM 2.0, a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio and data services."With the expanded channel lineup from SiriusXM, Chrysler Group customers get coast-to-coast access to our new programming featuring commercial-free music, more comedy channels, more live sports talk content, as well as SiriusXM Latino which delivers the most comprehensive Latin programming on broadcast radio today," said Jim Meyer, President, Operations and Sales, SiriusXM. "We are excited to deliver our unparalleled audio entertainment lineup on the first deployment of SiriusXM 2.0 factory installed in vehicles." "Chrysler is pleased to move quickly to be the first automaker to offer our customers the new and exciting programming for model year 2013," said Marios Zenios, Vice President, Uconnect Systems and Services Chrysler Group LLC. "The next generation Uconnect systems are designed to carry our customers through many years of service, allowing the freedom to upgrade features without having to change hardware in factory-installed units and we look forward to bringing more innovation to market with SiriusXM." The new SiriusXM offering includes 19 channels of the most comprehensive Latin programming lineup available to radio listeners, including 10 exclusive commercial-free music channels from a wide variety of music genres, including tropical, salsa, merengue, Latin pop hits, Latin hip-hop, Latin rock classics and more.