US: HD Radio coming to MINI and Kia in 2011

In the MINI, HD Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio will both be standard for all 2011 Mini models.

Previously, these options were priced at $500 each. Buyers will receive one year’s subscription for Sirius. MINI will also offer additional options such as a package that will add a 6.5” high resolution screen, hard disk navigation, Bluetooth, voice recognition and a joystick controller to access all features.

The 2011 Kia Sportage will include an AM/FM/HD Radio/CD/MP3/sat audio system with Sirius Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service.

Also standard are auxiliary & USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity together with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls.

The 2011 Sportage also will be among the first Kia models to offer UVO powered by Microsoft, an advanced hands-free in-car communication and entertainment system that enables drivers and passengers to answer and place phone calls, receive and respond to SMS text messages, access music from a variety of media sources and create custom music experiences.

Courtesy: RadioMagOnline.

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