WASHINGTON– Infiniti will be offering consumers three years of complimentary XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic service on the redesigned 2008 Infiniti QX56. All 2008 Infiniti QX56 models come with standard XM Satellite Radio and the Infiniti Navigation System, featuring XM NavTraffic, XM’s real-time traffic information service.

Beginning with the 2008-model year, XM will be the exclusive satellite radio provider to Infiniti, and every Infiniti model will make available XM Radio as a standard, factory-equipped feature.

Now available in 50 major U.S. markets, XM NavTraffic feeds data on incidents, such as accidents and road construction, directly to a vehicle’s GPS navigation system via XM’s satellite pipeline. The driver is alerted to these incidents through the navigation screen, allowing him or her to route around a jam before getting caught in traffic. Where available, the complimentary three-year subscription to XM NavTraffic provides real-time traffic information by using red, yellow, and green colors codes to indicate high, medium, and low congestion levels. Drivers can also set the red routes to flash on the screen to alert the driver to high congestion areas.

In addition to the QX56, XM NavTraffic is available on the 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan (and will be available on the all-new 2008 G37 Coupe coming in August) as part of the Navigation package. Both also will feature XM Radio.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials