SiriusXM and Nissan have announced that Nissan will launch NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, in select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles, starting with Maxima, its all-new flagship sedan. The all-new telematics program is Nissan's first in-vehicle launch of SiriusXM's connected vehicle services and will feature vehicle security, vehicle health monitoring, remote access services, and more.
Presented with an extensive package of available services powered by SiriusXM, NissanConnect Services will be one of the most feature-rich suites of connected vehicle services available to drivers today.
"SiriusXM is thrilled to be Nissan's exclusive provider for this world-class suite of security, convenience, and remote features to match the driving needs of its customers," said Larry Pesce, Group Vice President and General Manager, Connected Vehicle and Infotainment, SiriusXM. "Offering the support drivers want and need on the road, along with the critically-acclaimed satellite radio they love, builds on our long relationship with Nissan and its customers."
Three levels of service provided by SiriusXM will debut on select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles, including:
- NissanConnect Services: The base package will include Emergency Services including Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Calling, and Stolen Vehicle Locator, as well as Maintenance Alerts such as Customized Messaging and Maintenance Reminders.
- NissanConnect Services Premium: The mid-tier package includes all the features from the base package plus Remote Services including Remote Start and Remote Door Lock/Unlock, as well as Monitoring Alerts like Boundary Alert, Valet Alert and Curfew Alert.
- NissanConnect Services Premium Plus: The top-tier package adds to the suite of services included in the base and premium packages by including a suite of Destination Services such as Assisted Search, Connected Search and Journey Planner.
Nissan has been one of the early adopters of the SiriusXM connected car services. Other manufacturers, while offering some services from SiriusXM, have not made such a wide spread adoption of connected car options. In concept, the Nissan program can become a showpiece for the advantages of utilizing SiriusXM for such services.