2014 Kia Cadenza to Offer HD Radio™ Technology as a Standard Feature
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Kia now offers HD Radio Technology on 6 vehicles
Columbia, Maryland – January 18, 2013 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced that the 2014 Kia Cadenza will offer HD Radio Technology as a standard feature when it arrives at dealerships later this year. The Cadenza will join other Kia vehicles that already offer HD Radio Technology, including the all-new 2014 Forte sedan and new 2014 Sorento, along with the 2013 Optima, Soul and Sportage.
HD Radio Technology is the digital evolution of AM and FM radio and delivers significant benefits for Kia drivers: crystal-clear sound quality; additional local FM channels known as HD2/HD3 Channels; PSD - Program Service Data, which displays song title and artist name on the radio screen. HD Radio Technology is subscription free broadcast radio.
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital said, “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Kia as they introduce new features across their product line. The launch of the Cadenza as a new flagship model with HD Radio Technology standard demonstrates Kia’s desire to offer the best and latest technologies to their drivers.”
“As the Kia brand has grown, so too have our customers’ expectations of the features they expect in our vehicles,” said Henry Bzeih, Kia Motors America’s Chief Technology Strategist. “Offering the outstanding audio quality of HD Radio Technology on the new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan is further proof that Kia is poised to enter into this highly competitive segment.”
HD Radio Technology is available nationwide, with more than 2,150 digital stations on-air, and over 1,400 HD2/HD3 digital only channels that broadcast fresh new content that can only be heard with an HD Radio receiver. A sampling of the formats on these extra channels, which vary in different markets around the country, include Dance/Electronica, Bluegrass Country, Comedy, Local Music, Chill/Coffee Shop Music, South Asian, Talk, News, and Sports, to name just a few.
31 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio Technology in 160+ models by year-end with more than 80 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment.
HD Radio Technology will be standard on the 2014 Kia Cadenza later this year. Keep watching for more information at www.kia.com/#/hdradio and www.hdradio.com
About iBiquity Digital Corporation
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ. For more information, please visit www.hdradio.com and www.ibiquity.com.
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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.