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iBiquity: 80 Car Models To Come Equipped With HD Radio In 2010

2/08/2010 02:00:00 AM Eastern

A total of 80 vehicle models will come equipped with factory-installed HD radio as standard or optional equipment in calendar 2010, up from 53 in calendar 2009, HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital said in updating its progress.

Out of the 80 models with HD Radio, 36 will offer HD Radio as standard equipment, up from calendar 2009’s 24, iBiquity said. On the other models, HD Radio is part of an options package.

Vehicle brands offering factory-installed HD Radio for the first time in calendar 2010 are Ford, Lincoln and Mercury (see table below). All three previously offered the technology as an optional car-dealer-installed add-on box that could be controlled by most of their vehicle models’ existing radios.

Other vehicle brands joining the HD Radio parade in this calendar year include Audi and Kia. Brands expanding availability at the factory level in calendar 2010 are Hyundai, Jaguar, and Kia.

In 2008, only 30 models offered factory-installed HD Radio, which was standard in only one.

HD Radio Automobile OEM Status*

Rolls Royce Mercedes BMW Land Rover Jaguar Volvo Hyundai Volkswagen Scion Mini Ford Lincoln Mercury Kia Audi
Source: HD Radio *announced to date © TWICE 2010
HR Radio Available Now (as of early February 2010)
Factory Standard
Phantom Series G-Class 1 Series S40 2011 models
CL-Class 3 Series V50
CLS-Class 5 Series GT C30
S-Class 6 Series C70
SL-Class 7 Series S80
X5 V70
X6 XC60
Z4 XC70
XC90
Factory Option
M-Class X3 LR2 XK Genesis Eos xB Cooper Super Duty
R-Class 5 Series LR4 XF Sedan GTI xD Clubman
GL-Class Range Rover Jetta Convertible
E-Class Rover Sport Passat
E-Class Coupe Golf
SLK-Class Tiguan
Touareg
CC
HR Radio Available In Calendar Year 2010 (announced to date)
Factory Standard
Phantom Series G-Class 1 Series XJ S40 Equus 2011 models 2011 models 2011 models A8
CL-Class 3 Series V50 A6
CLS-Class 5 Series GT C30 Q7
S-Class 6 Series C70
SL-Class 7 Series S80
X5 V70
X6 XC60
Z4 XC70
XC90
Factory Option
M-Class X3 LR2 XK Genesis Eos xB Cooper Edge MKX Mariner Models TBA A5
R-Class 5 Series LR4 XF Sedan GTI xD Clubman Escape MKT A4
GL-Class Range Rover Jetta tC Convertible F-Series MKS Q5
E-Class Rover Sport Sonata Passat Flex Navigator
E-Class Coupe Golf Fusion
SLK-Class Tiguan Mustang
Touareg Super Duty
CC Econoline
Taurus