Clarion to Supply Suzuki’s 2006 SUV Models With XM-Ready Audio System

Detroit (Sept. 1, 2005) – When buyers of Suzuki’s 2006 model year SUVs begin enjoying their XM-ready audio system, they’ll be doing so on Clarion audio systems supplied by Clarion Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Clarion Company Ltd.

Clarion is the exclusive audio supplier of Suzuki’s first-ever XM Satellite Radio audio system. Outfitting the automakers all-new 2006 Grand Vitara and the 2006 XL-7, the audio system comes in two versions: a single CD player or 6 disc in-dash radio. Either will allow buyers to access XM’s more than 150 channels of commercial-free music and premier news, talk, sports and entertainment programming. Both vehicles are expected to reach dealerships nationwide by mid-September 2005.

“We’re extremely excited about our newfound partnership with American Suzuki,” said Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “Suzuki is a world-class automaker who Clarion has had a long-standing global relationship with.”

As an added bonus, buyers of Suzuki’s two SUV models will receive a three-month complimentary subscription to XM for activating their satellite radio service at the dealership. Based in Washington, D.C., XM is currently available for a monthly subscriber fee of $12.95.

“Not only does this new option offer Suzuki customers a chance to tap into XM’s coast-to-coast satellite radio coverage, but the luxury of doing so via a great audio system with superior sound quality,” added Matsuda.

For more information on this exciting new Satellite Radio feature, please visit a local Suzuki dealership near you.

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