Mopar® Expands Availability of iPod® Integration Kits for
Chrysler Group Vehicles
Center Line, Mich., Jan 4, 2007 - Mopar®,
DaimlerChrysler’s original equipment manufacturer,
announced it has expanded availability of its factory-engineered
iPod® Integration Kits for most Chrysler Group vehicles. The audio
integration system accessory was launched in early 2006.
The iPod Integration Kit from Mopar Authentic Accessories provides
direct connectivity between the customer’s iPod and the vehicle’s audio
sound system. Offering true interface, the iPod attaches to the custom
cable port located in the glove box. The iPod adaptor module is
concealed under the vehicle dash, translating and then sending the
signal to the vehicle’s radio receiver.
Once attached, all iPod control functions are available through the
vehicle’s audio sound system. This hardware interface provides optimal
digital audio quality so all passengers can enjoy the iPod tracks.
Using the audio system or steering wheel controls, drivers can browse
their iPod music collection of playlists, song titles, and artists that
are viewable on the radio display face. Radio display and audio prompt
features vary between radio model.
While the iPod is connected to the cable port, it’s continually
charging – whether it’s playing or turned off.
“People love their iPods and they love their cars. Expanding
availability of our iPod Integration Kits means more Chrysler Group
vehicle owners can hit the road and enjoy both,” said Chris Cortez,
Senior Vice President – Global Service & Parts, Chrysler Group.
“This iPod accessory lets our customers put 'their' music on
hassle-free. We’re committed to pioneering OEM accessories to enhance
the driving experience for our customers.”
The popular iPod, iPod Mini, iPod Photo, iPod Nano and iPod Video are
compatible with Mopar’s audio integration systems. iPod device is sold
Specifically engineered to interface with select model year 2006 and
newer Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicle electronics, the iPod
Integration Kits from Mopar are available for purchase and installation
at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships across the country.
The following iPod Integration Kits are available:
- Can-B Integrated (#82209617AC, M.S.R.P. - $215) for the Chrysler
Aspen, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger,
Dodge Caliber, Dodge Ram, Dodge Durango, Dodge Dakota, Jeep Compass,
Jeep Patriot, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander
- J-1850 Integrated (#82209616AC, M.S.R.P. - $179) for the Jeep
Liberty, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country
and Chrysler Pacifica
There are also two FM-modulated versions available:
- FM-Bounded (#82210181, M.S.R.P. - $139) for Jeep Liberty, Jeep
Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Chrysler
Pacifica, Chrysler 300, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Aspen, Chrysler
Town & Country, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Dodge Charger,
Dodge Magnum, Dodge Ram, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Durango
- FM-Bounded (#82210848, M.S.R.P. - $139) for Jeep Wrangler, Dodge
Nitro, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger
The iPod Integration Kit will be installed in a Chrysler 300C at the
North American International Auto Show. Visit the Alpine Electronics of
America booth for a device demonstration.
The iPod Integration Kit from Mopar is covered under DaimlerChrysler’s
3-year/36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Mopar’s
12-month/12,000-mile Limited Warranty, whichever is more favorable to
the customer. These warranties are serviced by Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge
for a full line of authentic Mopar accessories.