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Volvo Cars Moves into HD Radioâ„ ¢ Revolution

Announced today at the , Volvo will be the first automotive manufactures in the U.S. to offer innovative digital Radio technology on almost all models. Equipped with the Radio system, Volvo owners will enjoy a higher-quality AM/ radio system that features more channel choices, crystal-clear sound and new data services. Volvo Cars of , LLC will be offering factory installed Radio receivers as stand ard and optional equipment.

Å“We believe Volvo will have the largest stand ard equipped technology fleet in the world. Our drivers expect the highest quality in every aspect of their vehicles,  Dirk Bott, Vice President , Business & Product, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. Å“Adding HD Radio capability to our S40 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.” Introduction is scheduled for Fall of 2008.

HD Radio technology is the most significant advancement in radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM stereo. Across the United States, more than 1,500 AM and FM stations broadcasting using HD Radio technology and more than 700 offering subscription-free HD2 multicast channels on the FM dial. These channels feature fresh new and news formats, showcase young and local band s, 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. In addition, there are fees or costs associated with this information. For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcastings in the United States, please visit http://www.hdradio.com/

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