iBiquity Digital announced after the New York International Auto Show that 35 automakers offer or have plans to offer HD Radio Technology by the end of the year. Nissan became the 35th automaker to announce HD Radio Technology availability. The all-new 2015 Murano will be the first Nissan vehicle to offer it. Also announced at the NY Auto Show:
Dodge: the 2015 Challenger and Charger will offer HD Radio for the first time.
Kia: the new 2015 Sedona will offer HD Radio for the first time.
Hyundai introduced an all-new 2015 Sonata that will continue to offer HD Radio Technology.
Jeep unveiled their new Renegade, which will be the third Jeep vehicle to offer HD Radio Technology.
Subaru showed off the 6th generation 2015 Outback, which will now include HD Radio as a standard feature.
Acura announced the 2015 TLX that will offer HD Radio Technology.
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital said, “The announcements during this year’s auto show season show that automakers continue to increase their support of subscription-free digital AM & FM HD Radio broadcasting and advanced features. All Major Automakers in the U.S. offer HD Radio capabilities. And, we were very pleased this past week to have Nissan announce HD Radio availability on the new Murano during the New York Auto Show. More vehicle owners than ever can benefit from the HD Radio experience, signifying a clear path toward standardization and an all-digital future for terrestrial radio.”
35 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio in 185+ models by year-end with more than 90 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment. 5 automakers utilize HD Radio Technology to deliver subscription-free Traffic & Data information to their vehicles.