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New 2010 Volvo XC60 - HD Radio Technology

New 2010 Volvo XC60 - HD RadioTM Technology

Experience the Clarity of the Digital Revolution

  • HD Radio technology is standard equipment on the XC60
  • Provides new local FM channels, crystal clear sound and data services
  • Broadcasting service is free


The 2010 XC60 is the latest Volvo to receive HD Radio broadcasting as standard equipment (HD Radio technology is standard in all 2009 Volvos except the S60); updating the traditional radio transmission signal to digital quality. Equipped with the HD Radio system, XC60 owners will enjoy a higher-quality AM/FM radio that features more channel choices, crystal-clear sound and new data services. FM broadcast quality improves to the level of a typical CD, while AM broadcast quality is improved to the prior level of FM.


Volvo became the first automaker to announce that it will have HD Radio receivers as standard equipment in most models. "Our drivers expect the highest quality in every aspect of their vehicles," says Doug Speck, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. "Adding HD Radio capability to our models truly makes our audio systems state of the art, giving Volvo drivers an even more enjoyable driving experience."


HD Radio technology is the most significant advancement in radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM. Across the United States, more than 1800 AM and FM stations are broadcasting using HD Radio technology and more than 900 are offering subscription-free HD2/3 multicast channels on the FM dial. These channels feature fresh new music, sports, 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. In addition, there are no fees or costs associated with this information. For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcasting in the U.S. and in your area, please visit



The HD Radio and HD logos are registered trademarks and HD RadioTM is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Volvo XC60, Auto Shows, Technology, Special Interests, 2010
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