DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. has extended its deal to make Sirius Satellite Radio its exclusive satellite radio service through September 2011, the automaker said Monday.
The deal covers all the automaker's brands sold in the United States, including Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Mazda and Aston Martin.
Ford has an option to extend the deal through September 2013.
Under the new deal, Ford also has the option in January 2009 to begin using other satellite radio providers. Currently, the only other service is from XM Satellite Radio. But if Ford begins using other satellite radio services, the automaker would stop getting payments from Sirius, a Ford spokesman said.
Ford said it would offer Sirius radios as a factory-installed option in 21 Lincoln, Mercury and Ford vehicle lines for the 2006 and 2007 model years.
Sirius has more than 120 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports and talk radio. Subscribers pay $12.95 a month for the service.
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