2008 Jaguar XJ First Jaguar Offered with Digital HD Radio Technology
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 screen, 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.