Leading-edge technology coupled to modern luxury means that Jaguar will be amongst the first in the U.S. to offer innovative digital HD Radio technology in its redesigned 2008 luxury XJ sedan. Equipped with the HD Radio system, XJ owners can enjoy a higher-quality AM/FM radio system that features more channel choices, crystal-clear sound and new data services.
HD Radio technology is the most significant advancement in radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM stereo. Across the country, more than 1,200 AM and FM stations are broadcasting using HD Radio technology and more than 550 are offering subscription-free HD2 multicast channels on the FM dial. These channels feature fresh new music and news formats, showcase young artists and local bands, as well as air non-English language programming and more.
HD Radio broadcasters also offer valuable information that appears on the HD Radio receivers’ display screens, such as song title and artist, traffic and weather updates, news, school closings and other emergency alerts. These HD Radio capabilities will provide XJ drivers with an even more enjoyable drive experience. In addition, there are no fees or costs associated with this information.
“We are excited to bring even more luxury features to our customers with HD Radio receivers,” said Marti Eulberg, executive vice president of Marketing and Sales, Jaguar North America. “Jaguar XJ is renowned for its lavish interior and signature styling as well as advanced technology. With the dramatically higher audio quality provided by HD Radio technology, the XJ experience is even more technically sophisticated.”
“We are proud that HD Radio technology will add an additional level of sophistication to Jaguar’s flagship XJ sedan,” said Jeff McGannon, vice president, business development, iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer and licenser of HD Radio technology. “Jaguar is at the forefront of a national revolution in AM/FM broadcasting. Given that customer demand is increasing rapidly, we predict that the number of HD Radio stations will continue to grow and expect it to exceed 3,000 within the next few years.”
HD Radio receivers are available on the 2008 XJ line-up as an option. It has a Suggested Retail Price of $500.
JAGUAR CARS NORTH AMERICA
From its beginning as a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars in 1922, Jaguar Cars has grown to become one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars and with that, one of the most recognized commercial brands. The company’s vision is simple: To produce beautiful fast cars that are desired the world over. The company operates two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and is fully engaged in environmental programs, community work and brand awareness exercises such as motorsports.
HD RADIO(TM) Technology
HD Radio broadcasting is crystal-clear, subscription-free digital AM and FM radio. Over 1,200 stations across the country are broadcasting with HD Radio technology, with more than 550 of these stations offering new HD2 multicasting channels to their local communities featuring unique new channels devoted to everything from classical music to new country, blues to the BBC, tropical to eclectic chill-out. HD Radio receivers offer valuable information across their display screens, such as song title, artist, traffic, weather, news, school closings and other emergency alerts. HD Radio broadcasting offers vastly superior sound: AM sounds like FM stereo; FM is CD-like quality. With an HD Radio receiver, all of this new programming and more is free, and there are no monthly subscription fees.
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