ALPINE INTRODUCES IN-DASH KITS FOR INTEGRATED INSTALLATION OF 2-DIN SYSTEMS
Back January 6, 2011
Perfect FIT Kits Designed for Toyota Sienna and Chevy Camaro
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 – Alpine Electronics today introduced in-dash installation kits that match the company’s 2-DIN source units. Focusing on two popular vehicles, the 2011 and newer Toyota Sienna plus the 2010 and newer Chevy Camaro, Alpine seeks to provide consumers with integrated in-dash options that are both practical and attractive. Applications for other vehicle models are planned for the future.
Alpine has two audio/video/navigation (AVN) systems for 2011, the INA-W910 and INA-W900BT, which are both 2-DIN formats with 7-inch motorized displays. They are equipped with AM/FM/CD/DVD audio sources, are Made for iPod® and iPhone®, have video playback, a built-in navigation system, and Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling. The INA-W910 also has a built-in HD Radio® tuner and is compatible with Pandora® Internet Radio and the new SiriusXM SXV100 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit.
The new Perfect FIT (Factory Integration Technology) dash kits are designed specifically for integrated installation of the INA-W910 or INA-W900BT into a Sienna or Camaro. The dash kit for the Sienna is KTX-SNA, while the Camaro dash kit is the KTX-CMO. Both kits also come in a version that offers steering wheel control of the audio system and Bluetooth wireless technology, which are models KTX-SNA-S and KTX-CMO-S (vehicle with steering wheel control capability required).
Form and Function for an Integrated Dash
Made of OEM-grade, high temperature ABS plastic, each dash kit accounts for the overall form and function of the AVN system when installed in a Sienna or Camaro. The dash kits were designed for Alpine’s INA-W910 and INA-W900BT and include a slight curve on the bottom opening to accommodate for the lip on the bottom edge of these AVN units. The kits match the shape of the Sienna and Camaro’s dashes, while the kits’ colors and surface texture blend attractively with the factory dash panels in these vehicles.
Ease of Installation
The Perfect FIT dash kits are not just cosmetically appealing. Ease of installation was a consideration when determining the other components to be included with the dash kits. The KTX-SNA comes with the dash kit and wire harness; the KTX-SNA-S has these items plus the Alpine-specific steering wheel interface remote. The KTX-CMO comes with the dash kit, wire harness, antenna adapter, General Motors LAN BUS adapter, and a color touch screen to operate the car’s heating/vent/air conditioner (HVAC) controls; the KTX-CMO-S comes with these items plus the Alpine-specific steering wheel interface remote.
“The Perfect FIT kits are ideal for retailers to give their customers the features of an Alpine aftermarket unit with a factory-look installation,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “As well, these kits are installer-friendly since they contain the supplemental accessories that are required for a thorough installation of an Alpine AVN system.”
Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The KTX-SNA will be priced at $79.95 MAP and the KTX-SNA-S will be priced at $149.95 MAP. Both products will be available in February. The KTX-CMO and KTX-CMO-S will be available in April, prices TBA. All products will be available at authorized Alpine retailers, please visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.
Camaro is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. Toyota and Sienna are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation. Pandora and Pandora Internet Radio are registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. iPod, iPhone, and Made for iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.
Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.
For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.
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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.
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