Hyundai will continue to stay on the leading edge of automotive technology by offering HD Radio on its rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled for introduction in 2008.
“In 2005, Hyundai broke an industry barrier by announcing it would be the first automaker to standardize satellite radio in all of our vehicles,” said John Krafcik, vice president of Strategic Planning and Product Development, Hyundai Motor America. “By adding the option of HD Radio reception to our new premium sports sedan we will continue to provide Hyundai customers with the latest digital technology to enhance the driving experience.”
More than 1200 AM and FM stations, available to approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population, are using HD Radio technology to transmit digital audio and data to their listeners.
Consumer benefits of HD Radio broadcasting include:
- Across the country, 550 HD2 multicast channels on the FM dial offer additional, subscription-free content that can only be heard with an HD Radio receiver. These channels feature fresh new music and news formats, showcase young artists and local bands, air non-English language programming, and more.
- Crystal-clear, static-free reception
- CD-quality FM stations
- FM-stereo quality sound AM stations
- Text display on an LCD screen including: artist names, song titles, weather and traffic alerts, school closings, sports scores, etc.
- Best of all, there are no fees associated with HD Radio programming.
Developed by iBiquity Digital Corporation, HD Radio technology is considered by many to be the biggest breakthrough in AM/FM broadcasting in the past 50 years. The number of HD Radio stations is growing daily and expected to exceed 3,000 within the next few years.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 755 dealerships nationwide.
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