Cadenza Will Offer HD Radio as Standard Feature
iBiquity says the 2014 Kia Cadenza will offer HD Radio Technology as a standard feature when it arrives at dealerships later this year. The Cadenza will join other Kia vehicles that already offer HD Radio Technology, including the all-new 2014 Forte sedan and new 2014 Sorento, along with the 2013 Optima, Soul and Sportage.
Kia Motors America’s Chief Technology Strategist Henry Bzeih said, “As the Kia brand has grown, so too have our customers’ expectations of the features they expect in our vehicles. Offering the outstanding audio quality of HD Radio Technology on the new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan is further proof that Kia is poised to enter into this highly competitive segment.”
HD Radio Technology is available nationwide, with more than 2,150 digital stations on-air, and over 1,400 HD2/HD3 digital only channels that broadcast fresh new content that can only be heard with an HD Radio receiver. A sampling of the formats on these extra channels, which vary in different markets around the country, include Dance/Electronica, Bluegrass Country, Comedy, Local Music, Chill/Coffee Shop Music, South Asian, Talk, News, and Sports, to name just a few.
31 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio Technology in 160+ models by year-end with more than 80 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment.