COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Continuing with a strong launch of new designs and vehicle refreshes, Kia announced that they would be offering HD Radio Technology in their 2012 Kia Soul model to be launched soon. The Soul will be the 4th vehicle in the Kia family to offer HD Radio Technology. The Optima, Sorento, and Sportage models have already hit dealers offering HD Radio Technology.
19 automotive brands have announced that HD Radio Technology is or will be available as a factory installed feature including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, MINI USA, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Automakers are continuing to embrace HD Radio Technology at a rapid pace, offering consumers a variety of new and exciting stations in crystal-clear digital sound, including on-screen information that displays song titles and artist names. The popular iTunes® Tagging feature is also continuing its rapid adoption with Ford, Subaru, and Scion being the first to offer it and Toyota and Lexus announcing that all of its radios with HD Radio Technology will also include the feature.
Today, there are over 2,000 AM & FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology with more than 1,300 additional digital only FM HD2/HD3/HD4 multicast channels sending new exciting programming.
To get a sense of the dynamic, fresh new formats on these HD2/HD3/HD4 channels, check out the full list here: http://hdradio.com/#stationGuideWidgetry. To view the Kia Soul Press Release, view this link: http://www.kiamedia.com/secure/corporate081611.html
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Note to editors: "HD Radio" and the "HD Radio" logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The "HD" in HD Radio™ is part of iBiquity Digital's brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.
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