Pioneer today unveiled five new NEX in-dash multimedia receivers with CarPlay and Android Auto support, including the first-ever single-DIN model.
The single-DIN AVH-3300NEX is a smaller, more universally sized receiver that can fit into many older and collectible cars. Unlike a double-DIN receiver, which has a built-in display, this single-DIN model features a 7-inch pop out, motorized capacitive touchscreen. The whole unit is also detachable for added security.
The other four receivers are double-DIN models, including the 7-inch AVH-2330NEX and AVH-2300NEX and 6.2-inch AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX. These models have resistive touchscreens.
In addition to CarPlay and Android Auto, Pioneer said all five receivers feature Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, native Spotify and Pandora, a USB port, HD Radio, and SiriusXM compatibility with a tuner sold separately. All models are also backup camera and Pioneer navigation system ready.
The AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX and AVH-1330NEX also come with a remote control to adjust volume, audio sources, and more.
Pioneer said the new NEX lineup will be available through resellers in July with suggested retail prices of $600 for the single-DIN model, and between $400 and $500 for the double-DIN models, in the United States.
Pioneer's current NEX receivers retail for between $400 and $1,400 in the United States. Competing aftermarket CarPlay systems are available from Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, JBL, Sony, and other manufacturers.
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Wonder how popular this market still is.
Indeed.. A bit of a journalistic fail there, Jim, not even checking out the specs..
Heat and cold resistance, vibration resistance, licensing and the general R&D.
BOM is probably around the 100-150 mark (+50 for the AVH-3300's motorized screen), with another $50ish (+20-30 for the AVH-3300, because of the motorized screen) in R&D, QA, validation, certification, and then some more in packaging, shipping and warranty/support services.
At 600USD MSRP for the motorized single-DIN variant, they're not exactly making mad bank. A decent profit, sure, but nowhere near as much as, say, the AVH-8200NEX's 1400USD MSRP (which should have about the same costs as the AVH-2300/2330NEX).
EDIT: mind you, the 8200 does have integrated navigation, but in this day and age of Google/here/Apple Maps on phones.. yeah....
[doublepost=1495120578][/doublepost] It's still an option with pretty much every vehicle on the market. They just now require a different dash kit.