Volvo recently reported that it will join the list of automakers offering HD Radio. This will be in the company’s 2009 model year, when almost every Volvo will get HD Radio as standard equipment. The remaining models will get it as a factory-installed option,.

It’s interesting that Volvo is the first automaker to announce plans to offer HD Radio as standard equipment. I would have thought it would be Ford or GM. It all goes to show what I know.

The Volvo vehicles will be available in September 2008.

The automaker joins Ford, BMW, Mini Cooper, Jaguar and Hyundai in offering HD Radio, although Jaguar and Hyundai offer HD Radio on only one model apiece.