HD Radio™ Technology Continues To Grow Presence In Compact Vehicle Segment
Friday, February 8th, 2013
Kia announces HD Radio Technology availability on the new 2014 Forte 5-Door
- What: Kia announced this week at the Chicago Auto Show that the 2014 Forte 5-Door offers HD Radio Technology. The 2014 Forte 5-Door will join the Cadenza, Forte Sedan, Optima, Sorento, Soul, and Sportage which already offer HD Radio Technology. The Forte 5-Door will arrive at dealers later this year.
- HD Radio Technology is or will be available as a factory installed feature from 31 automotive brands including Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI USA, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Scion, SRT (Chrysler), Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
- Where: The Official 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door Press Release can be found at the following link:
- Why: HD Radio Technology is the digital evolution of AM and FM radio and delivers significant benefits for drivers: crystal-clear sound quality; additional digital only local FM channels known as HD2/HD3 Channels; PSD - Program Service Data, which displays song title and artist name on the radio screen; iTunes Tagging allows listeners to store song information with the touch of a button for later purchase and download through iTunes; Artist Experience which enables images that match the audio content to be displayed on the radio screen; and now, subscription-free traffic and data information sent directly to a vehicles display radio or navigation system. HD Radio Technology is subscription-free broadcast radio.
- Today, there are over 2,150 AM & FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology with more than 1,400 additional digital only FM HD2/HD3 multicast channels sending new exciting programming.
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For more information, contact:
Director, OEM Marketing
iBiquity Digital Corporation
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.