November 29, 2007
Volvo to offer HD Radio technology on almost all U.S. models
Boston, Massachusetts – Volvo has announced that it will be the first automotive manufacturer in the U.S. to offer digital HD Radio technology on almost all of its models. The announcement was made at the Boston International Auto Show.
The HD Radio system provides higher-quality AM/FM, with more channel choices, better sound and new data services. Volvo will offer factory-installed HD Radio receivers as standard and optional equipment.
“We believe Volvo will have the largest standard-equipped HD Radio technology fleet in the world,” said Dirk Bott, Vice President, Brand, Business & Product, Volvo Cars of North America. “Our drivers expect the highest quality in every aspect of their vehicles. Adding HD Radio capability to our S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, XC70 and XC90 models truly makes our audio systems state of the art, giving Volvo drivers an even more enjoyable driving experience.”
More than 1,500 AM and FM stations are broadcasting using HD Radio technology across the U.S., and more than 700 are offering subscription-free HD2 multi-cast channels on the FM dials. Volvo says the HD Radio system is being or has been tested in many countries, including Canada.