Alpine’s X009-RAM for Dodge Ram trucks and X009-TND for the Toyota Tundra (shown), are now shipping to retailers.
Alpine Electronics is expanding its “restyling” of 9-inch in-dash systems through more specific models for trucks and SUVs. With this program, the receiver manufacturer targets those vehicle owners who want to customize their audio system.
All of Alpine’s 7/8/9-inch AVN systems come with built-in HD Radio. If the HD Radio station is broadcasting metadata, information like artist/song name and album art will appear on the displays. The AVN systems also include Pandora control from smartphones and “Made for iPod and iPhone”-compatibility with USB access. The models are also SiriusXM-ready when used with a separate satellite radio tuner.
Two of the series, the X009-RAM for Ram trucks and X009-TND for the Toyota Tundra, are now shipping to retailers.
The Alpine Restyle dash systems are based on the X009, a multifunction system with audio, video and navigation features and the 9-inch touchscreen. Each system is paired with a vehicle-specific dash kit that matches the color, finish and shape of the factory dash, according to Alpine. The kits feature back-lit hard keys which replace the factory radio knobs and match the instrument cluster lighting.
The X009-RAM is compatible with certain 2013 and newer Ram trucks that have a 9-inch screen. The X009-TND is compatible with 2007–2013 Toyota Tundra trucks.
The new models join the three currently available X009 systems: X009-FD1, for select Ford F-150 trucks with the base radio system; X009-GM, for lower dash radio styles on some 2007–2013 GM trucks and 2007–2014 GM SUVs; and X009-U, for custom installations. Three more models are coming this spring: the 2007–2013 GM full size trucks with upper dash radio (X009-GM2), certain 2013–2014 Ford F-150 trucks with MyFord 4.2-inch screen (X009-FD2) and the 2011–up Jeep Wrangler (X009-WRA).