Toyota to launch first XM factory-equipped models


XM Satellite Radio announced that the all-new 2009 Toyota Corolla and Matrix will be the first Toyota brand vehicles to offer XM Radio as a factory-equipped feature. The models will also offer XM NavTraffic as an option with the available GPS navigation systems. XM also announced the additional expansion of XM Radio as a factory-installed standard feature on the 2009 Elantra Touring, a concept revealed at the 2007 SEMA Show.

While this will be the first time that Toyota has offered XM factory-installed on vehicles with the Toyota nameplate, it already offers the receivers as factory installed features on the Lexus LS 460 and 600h models, and they will be available factory installed on the upcoming 2008 LX 570. Toyota says its annual factory production of XM-equipped vehicles is expected to exceed one million by 2010. Every Toyota and Lexus vehicle equipped with factory-installed XM comes with a three month trial subscription.