Kia Motors America to Offer Introductory Trial of Sirius on Sirius-equipped Kia Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Dec 08, 2010, 10:00 ET from SIRIUS XM Radio

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced that customers who purchase SIRIUS-equipped Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will receive an introductory three-month subscription of the "SIRIUS Everything" package.


"Kia has offered SIRIUS as standard equipment with an introductory three-month subscription to customers of our new Kia vehicles for several years," said Michael Sprague, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kia Motors America.  "Offering the same introductory three-month subscription of SIRIUS to our CPO customers highlights the features and amenities available in Kia vehicles and adds value to our CPO program."

"Kia prides itself on offering its customers the latest technologies and sees the value of SIRIUS and the unique experience it provides drivers on the road, delivering commercial-free music from every genre, games from your favorite sports teams, exclusive talk, comedy and more," said Joe Verbrugge, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Remarketing Division, SIRIUS XM Radio.  "We are thrilled that Kia is offering its three-month introductory subscription of SIRIUS to their CPO vehicles and making it available to even more of their customers."

The "SIRIUS Everything" package delivers more than 135 channels of premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music programming plus traffic and weather information.

Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are used Kia vehicles that have undergone a vigorous inspection and certification process sold through participating Kia dealerships.  Kia customers will continue to receive a three-month introductory subscription of the "SIRIUS Everything" package in all new SIRIUS-equipped vehicles sold in the United States.

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About SIRIUS XM Radio

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SIRIUS XM offers an array of content from some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SIRIUS XM programming is also available at and, and on Apple iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SIRIUS XM Premium Online App.

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About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 725 dealers throughout the United States.  For 2009, KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share and recently achieved its best quarter of sales ever in 2010.  Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles.  Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline "The Power to Surprise."

Kia Motors America is the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA."  Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its Web site –  For media information, including photography, visit


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