2012 Kia Soul to include HD Radio™
Kia said it will offer HD Radio Technology in the 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.
Nineteen 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.
According to Ibiquity Digital Corporation, 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 programming. For a list of formats on the HD2/HD3/HD4 channels, visit http://hdradio.com/#stationGuideWidgetry.
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