Audiovox Adds OE-Look Head Unit For Tundra/Sequoia

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Audiovox

continued to expand its

selection of OE-look A/V-navigation systems

with the launch of a system for the Toyota Tundra and Sequoia.


The system is the 10th new OE-look nav system launched by Audiovox under its Advent brand in the past three months, the company said. The launches have expanded the selection of OE-look head units to 12, and the company promises seven to 10 more by year's end.

The factory-fit heads are sold though new car dealers and expediters to fill a niche left by automakers that offer sophisticated A/V-navigation systems in high-end vehicles but limit such systems' availability in low- to mid-end vehicles by bundling the systems in with expensive options packages, the company said.

"With our program, consumers can add the much desired sound and navigation upgrade without having to add other expensive and unwanted options that are often part of the sound package," said Audiovox Electronics president Tom Malone.

All of the OE-look heads are touchscreen-equipped double-DIN A/V-nav units designed to match OEM cosmetics and plug into the factory wiring harness of particular vehicles. When necessary, the head units plug into the vehicle's digital databus and steering-wheel controls.

Audiovox's OE-look heads are usually priced by car dealers at about $2,000 installed.

The Tundra/Sequoia head unit offers Navteq U.S./Canada maps; turn-by-turn voice guidance in English, French and Spanish; 19 languages of onscreen display; and 11 million points of interest with 3D landmarks. The XM-ready head also features built-in Parrot Bluetooth with external microphone, 7-inch touchscreen display, iPod/iPhone control,  rear-view camera with Instant-on technology, and MediaLink interface modules with USB input to allow for playback of iPod or iPhone video with an optional cable.

The other available Advent systems include a universal double-DIN model and separate models designed for specific vehicle brands or vehicle models. Those brands and models include GM vehicles, the Honda CRV, Honda Civic, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, VW, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry.

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