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Factory equipped HID stats

I spent some time and compiled various statistics regarding OEM equipped Xenon lighting systems on production cars. The fun started in 1993 when BMW introduced Xenon headlights on its 7 series, the concept didn't really take off until a few years later. Today, 70% of car brands use HID in their vehicle lineup, whether it be a standard feature or optional.

The data below is as accurate as possible, if you believe there's an error with any of the information provided feel free to contact me. Please note that exotic brands were not included in these stats.


What's the first car to use Xenon lighting?   1993 BMW 750


When did each brand first introduce Xenon lighting in their lineup:

  • 1993
  • BMW
  • 1996
  • Lincoln
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • 1998
  • Audi
  • Lexus
  • 1999
  • Acura
  • Infiniti
  • Porsche
  • 2000
  • Cadillac
  • Honda
  • Jaguar
  • 2001
  • Volkswagen
  • 2002
  • Chrysler
  • Ford
  • Land Rover
  • Mini
  • Nissan
  • 2003
  • Saab
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
  • 2004
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Subaru
  • 2005
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge
  • Mercury
  • 2007
  • GMC
  • Saturn

Do not have HID equiped vehicles in their lineup for 2007 model year:

  • Buick
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Mitsubishi
  • Pontiac
  • Scion
  • Suzuki



Total number of models equipped with HID Xenon lighting for each model year.


Total number of brands equipped with HID Xenon lighting for each model year. In 2007 there was a small dip, this was due to the fact that Dodge did not release a Viper for that model year.
Total number of models offering HID as optional or standard equipment. Offering HID as an option has become very popular with manufacturers, even entry level brands are doing it, HID it's no longer just for the luxury segment.


Percentage of a brands lineup which offers standard or optional HID.




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