Distributor Gulf States Toyota plans to offer XM Satellite Radio as a dealer-installed option on all vehicles sold at its 141 dealerships beginning July 17. Gulf States is one of two independent Toyota distributors with exclusive rights to distribute Toyota vehicles in the five-state region of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
General Motors in November rolled out factory-installed Delphi-Delco XM radios in Cadillac Deville and Seville models, and will expand to a total of 25 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Olds and Pontiac models this year.
XM said that Pontiac is offering free XM radios to those who buy a 2003 Grand AM, Sunfire, Aztek or Bonneville through November.
Isuzu dealers offer XM radios to buyers of their Axiom and Rodeo models. XM and rival Sirius Satellite Radio will be available as an option this coming fall on six Infiniti and Nissan 2003 models as well a future Audi and Volkswagen models.