This month sees the launch of a new range of car audio and satellite navigation equipment that allows owners of Vauxhall cars and vans to upgrade their existing systems with the latest technology.

For Corsa owners hooked on street-cred, there is a silver-coloured double DIN to single DIN adaptor allowing the original double DIN CD player to be swapped with one of a new range of aftermarket products with enhanced features designed by VDO Dayton specifically for Vauxhall.

Suitable for Corsa SRi, SXi and Active models, the adaptor retains the surround to match the car's existing fascia trim. Supplied with mounting brackets and adaptor cable, it is priced at £25.

A number of new audio units have been added to Vauxhall's aftermarket range, including CD MP3 players and new systems that are compatible with the vehicle's steering wheel audio controls and remote display fitted as original equipment.

Prices start at just £90 for an RDS tuner/cassette player and £120 for an RDS tuner/CD player, both featuring detachable security devices. There is a choice of three RDS tuners with integral CD MP3 player, each with a flip-down detachable front.

An entirely new concept in satellite navigation promising significant cost savings can be enjoyed by Vauxhall owners who upgrade their vehicles with one of a new range of VDO Dayton in-car systems now available through Vauxhall dealers.

These latest systems incorporate C-IQ, which stands for Intelligent Content on Demand. This unique, coded-access system allows users to only pay for the mapping content and time periods that suit their needs – invaluable for continental touring.

The units are supplied with mapping for the whole of western Europe. System owners have lifetime access to UK maps, but can pay for access to other countries by the day, week or month. If owners want to receive regular map updates free of charge, they will need to transfer to a one or two year contract.

The new navigation range includes the MS 4150 RS and MS 4200 RS, which feature C-IQ, RDS tuner and a single CD player. These systems incorporate a route and sound facility, allowing the driver to listen to music CDs through the unit while using the navigation service.

Details of these new aftermarket audio and satellite navigation systems can be found in a new brochure available from Vauxhall dealers.

Published : 27/09/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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