DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will begin offering Sirius Satellite Radio as a factory-installed option on up to 21 vehicle lines beginning this summer, the companies said Tuesday.
In a joint statement, Ford said it expects to generate up to 1 million Sirius subscribers over the 2006 and 2007 model years. Sirius currently has about about 1.1 million customers.
Starting with the 2006 model year, Ford said it was planning to offer factory-installed Sirius on its F-150 trucks, as well as on the Ford Explorer, the Lincoln Mark LT and Mercury Mountaineer.
About 80 percent of all Ford and Lincoln Mercury vehicles will eventually have Sirius as a factory-installed option, Sirius and Ford said.
Pricing will be announced later, the companies said.