LAS VEGAS —
Audiovox is coming to International CES with the industry’s first automotive Blu-ray player, a refresh of the Jensen speaker line, and an expanded selection of OE-look navigation/radios.
OE-look navigation/radios. In head units, Audiovox last year launched its first two OE-look nav-equipped infotainment head units, one for the Toyota Corolla and one for the Toyota Camry. Both feature touchscreens and Bluetooth. This year, Audiovox is bringing these features to nine more OE-look head units and announcing intentions to deliver another eight to 10 more before the third quarter, all targeted to expediters.
The new OE-look models consist of a universal double- DIN model for any vehicle with a double-DIN opening, a model for multiple Volkswagen models, a Honda Civic model, a Honda CRV model, a Hyundai Sonata model, a Hyundai Santa Fe model, a Toyota Highlander model, a Toyota RAV4 model, a model for multiple GM vehicles, and one for multiple GM vehicles with Bose systems.
All offer built-in navigation, Parrot Bluetooth, touchscreens in 7- and 8-inch sizes, Made for iPod/iPhone capability, and XM–ready controls.
For the retail aftermarket, Audiovox is launching its first new Jensen speakers in years. The Revolution series consists of eight coaxial and tri-axial speaker sizes starting at promotional prices. They feature an aggressive look, piano-black finish and high-gloss red center. Pricing and ship dates were unavailable.
The player, shipping in April at a suggested $349, will assume the Advent brand name for the expediter channel and the Audiovox brand for retail channels.
The single-DIN slot-loading model mounts in the dash, under a seat or in the trunk and can be connected to any in-car monitor via HDMI, composite or component outputs. It comes with RF wireless remote and an iPod/iPhone USB input.