Ford Motor Company and Sirius satellite radio are offering Sirius satellite radio as a dealer-installed option for $329 plus installation and tax on ten different Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles in the 2004 model year.

The 2004 models include:

* Ford: Thunderbird, Mustang, Explorer, Sport Trac and Expedition

* Lincoln: Navigator, AVIATOR, ls and Town Car (available December)

* Mercury: Mountaineer

“Ford Motor Company is dedicated to technological advancements and, most importantly, to providing our customers with superior quality products and feature content that will enhance their ownership and driving experiences,” said Jeff Wood, director, Ford Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering. “We are committed to our relationship with Sirius and believe its products and services will surprise and delight our customer base.”

An installation kit for the satellite radio service can be obtained through Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers.