Alpine Electronics Expands Its Lineup of Restyle Products for the Jeep Wrangler

Back January 5, 2017

An award-winning in-dash system with 9-inch screen, sound systems, and a rear view camera are available for the iconic vehicle

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) ? Furthering its dedication to the Jeep Wrangler market, Alpine Electronics has expanded its offering of Alpine Restyle products for the Wrangler at the 2017 International CES, taking place Jan. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new models offer Wrangler owners with products to enhance their Jeep lifestyle.

?Meeting the needs of the Wrangler owners is an ongoing goal for us,? said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. ?Thanks to continuing research and discussion with these passionate owners, we?ve been able to introduce new products that address the entertainment and information challenges they experience when using these unique vehicles.?

The Alpine Restyle lineup of products for Jeep Wranglers consists of in-dash infotainment systems with industry-exclusive 9-inch touch screens, sound system products developed for the Wrangler?s interior, and a rear camera system that matches the Wrangler?s spare tire design.

9-Inch Restyle Dash Systems
2017 marks the third year that Alpine has exclusively offered 9-inch in-dash systems -- the largest in the aftermarket -- specifically for the Jeep Wrangler. Three 9-inch Restyle models for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers will be available in 2017: the new all-weather X209-WRA with system expansion capabilities, the new all-weather i209-WRA mech-less system, and the currently available X009-WRA. The X209-WRA is a winner of the 2017 CES Innovations award, recognized for outstanding design and engineering in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category. Each model comes with a dash bezel that replaces the OEM radio for a better-than-factory look and Wrangler-specific wiring harnesses for plug and play installation.

The new X209-WRA and i209-WRA have features directly requested by Wrangler owners. Both are all-weather models, with splash-proof and dust-proof touch screen and bezel (at IP54 ratings) that withstand the elements when the Wrangler?s top is removed for trail riding or rock crawling. The models also incorporate a new, high-visibility display, resulting in a bright screen that is easy to see even in direct sunlight.

Also new for the X209-WRA and i209-WRA is connectivity to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? features. Apple CarPlay users can access their information for maps, music, messages and phone calls through the touch screen or through the ?Voice? hard key for Siri voice control. Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it?s designed to minimize distraction so drivers can stay focused on the road. The corresponding audio, driving directions and phone calls from either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are played through the Wrangler?s speaker system. 

The Restyle dash systems have a suite of entertainment and information features including:


  • Audio entertainment: HD Radio?, ?Made for iPod and iPhone? compatibility, audio streaming, Pandora┬« control, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Control) music playback via USB (X209-WRA and i209-WRA only), and SiriusXM-Ready? (tuner sold separately, subscription required)
  • Video entertainment: Built-in DVD player (X209-WRA and X009-WRA only; i209-WRA is compatible with the optional DVE-5300 Add-on DVD Player), option to add another HDMI input to the X209-WRA or i209-WRA (via the KCX-630HDMI HDMI Selector Interface, sold separately)
  • HDMI output for digital connection to an optional rear seat entertainment system (X209-WRA and i209-WRA only)
  • Navigation system: Text-to-speech driving directions and free lifetime HERE┬« Traffic RDS service (X209-WRA and X009-WRA only)
  • Bluetooth┬« wireless technology: Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), phone battery and cellular signal level icons, call waiting and audio streaming
  • MediaXpander┬« technology: For better playback of compressed media and enhanced call sound quality
  • iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« module: Retains select Wrangler controls and features through the included module
  • ?My Favorites? feature allows for customized quick-access screens with shortcuts to the most-used features.

System Expansion and Additional Features for the X209-WRA and i209-WRA
The X209-WRA and i209-WRA can control other Jeep Wrangler accessories for system expansion. When used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately), each model provides touch screen control of up to eight accessories like a light bar, winch, headlights, etc. A graphical icon and text label can be assigned to each accessory for quick on-screen identification. Each accessory can be configured for a pulsed, latched or momentary output. Wrangler drivers who use multiple camera systems to navigate off road adventures can control them with the KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface (sold separately). This optional module allows up to three camera systems (rear, front, side) to be controlled from the screen for one-touch viewing of the camera images.

Smartphone connectivity for the X209-WRA powered by Airbiquity® for iPhone and Android based smartphones features a portfolio of useful and popular infotainment content. The companion Alpine Connect smartphone app provides simple content selection and user personalization and integrates it into the Alpine system?s user and navigation interfaces. Current Alpine Connect content includes: iHeartRadio® for streaming live radio stations from across the country, custom music stations, 24/7 news, on-demand podcasts, and the best in sports, talk and comedy programming; Yelp® for finding local places to eat, drink, and shop; and Glympse® for sharing locations with friends and family; and Spotify® for streaming music and playlists. Additional content will be added to Alpine Connect in 2017.

Alpine Restyle Sound Systems for the Wrangler
Jeep owners who drive with the Wrangler top off can find it hard to get good sound reproduction due to the exposed cabin. The new PSS-21WRA sound system for 2015-up, four-door Jeep Wranglers tackles this problem by loading the lower frequency sound into the passenger?s foot well area, to deliver quality sound and maximize bass extension with the top on or off. The 120-watt system consists of a PWE-S8 powered subwoofer with custom mounting brackets, SPT-70 6.5-inch component 2-way speakers with 1-inch silk dome tweeter, SPT-71 6.5-inch component 2-way speakers with 1-inch premium silk dome tweeter, a MRV-F300 V-Power 4-channel amplifier with mounting brackets and wiring harnesses. All needed accessories are provided for easy installation. The PSS-21WRA works with an Alpine Restyle dash system, aftermarket head units, or the Jeep factory radio. The powered subwoofer can also be purchased as a stand-alone product (model PWE-S8-WRA), which comes with Wrangler-specific installation brackets to mount it under the driver?s seat.

Alpine Restyle Rear View Camera System for the Wrangler
Rounding out Alpine?s Wrangler-focused products is the HCE-TCAM1-WRA spare tire rear camera system for 2007-up Jeep Wranglers. This 3-in-1 design consist of a rear camera, LED reverse light and third brake light. Its 7-inch diameter housing installs on the Jeep Wrangler?s spare tire mount and is fixed using the OEM lug nut or aftermarket wheel lock. It is compatible with factory and most aftermarket wheels and comes with three mounting poles of varying lengths to accommodate the depth of the wheel. The HCE-TCAM1-WRA is waterproof and dustproof (rated at IP66), so it can withstand the elements when used on trails or off-road.

Availability
The Alpine Restyle products for the Jeep Wrangler are available as listed below, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator. Please refer to the separate fact sheet for full product details.

X209-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)
Available: April; SRI: $4,000

i209-WRA 9-Inch Mech-less Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)
Available: April; SRI: $2,200

X009-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)
Available now; SRI: $3,500

KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module
Available now; SRI: $250

KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface
Available now; SRI: $200

KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface
Available now; SRI: $200

PSS-21WRA Packaged Sound System for Jeep Wrangler (2015-up)
Availability and SRI: TBA

PWE-S8-WRA Powered Subwoofer for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)
Available now; SRI: $550

HCE-TCAM1-WRA Rear View Camera system for Jeep Wrangler (2007-up)
Available now; SRI: $450

Jeep and Wranglers are registered trademarks of FCA, USA, LLC. Alpine Restyle products are not endorsed by FCA USA, LLC. TuneIt and MediaXpander are registered trademarks of Alpine Electronics, Inc. iPhone, CarPlay, Works with Apple CarPlay, iPod, iPhone, and Made for iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. ?HD Radio? is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. 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. iDatalink is a trademark of Automotive Data Solutions, Inc. Airbiquity is a trademark of Airbiquity Inc. HERE is a registered trademark of HERE Global B.V. 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 information about Alpine?s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com and these social media channels: Facebook: facebook.com/AlpineUSA, Instagram: instagram.com/AlpineUSA, Twitter: twitter.com/AlpineUSA

2017 Alpine Restyle Products for Jeep Wrangler

X209-WRA 9-Inch All-weather Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler (2011?Up)

  • CES 2017 Innovations Award winner, In-Vehicle Audio/Video category
  • All-weather system (rated at IP54) with the largest aftermarket screen for the Jeep Wrangler
  • New high visibility WVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Works with Apple CarPlay, use the capacitive touch screen, hard keys, or Siri voice control to access Apple CarPlay features
  • Android Auto? compatible; Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they?re needed.
  • Audio, video and navigation feature set
  • Premium bezel with integrated control keys
  • Touch screen control of accessories via optional External Accessory Controller (KAC-001)
  • 4-way swipe action control Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Alpine direct camera or universal camera input with parking guide overlay and control of multiple camera systems via the optional Multi-Camera Switcher (KCX-C250MC)
  • HD Radio? Tuner built-in
  • Alpine Connect infotainment service and companion smartphone app featuring in-dash content from iHeartRadio┬«, Yelp┬«, Glympse┬«, and Spotify┬«
  • SiriusXM-Ready? (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Pandora┬« control from iPod┬« and Android? smartphones
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
  • BT Plus Bluetooth┬« wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Free lifetime HERE┬« Traffic RDS
  • Compatible with the Alpine TuneIt┬« App for sound tuning
  • My Favorites function for shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places, phone numbers and more
  • HDMI output/input via optional HDMI switcher (KCX-630HD)
  • Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
  • Retains select factory features with included iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« Module:
  • Voice activated media player
  • Voice activated Bluetooth┬« wireless technology
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Premium audio amplifier integration
  • Visual parking assistance
  • Onscreen vehicle information viewable with the iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« Module:
  • Tire pressure display
  • Battery voltage display
  • Door status
  • Read/Reset check engine codes
  • User customizable gauges
  • Available: April; SRI: $4,000

i209-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System with Apple CarPlay for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)

  • All-weather mech-less system (rated at IP54) with the largest aftermarket screen for the Jeep Wrangler
  • New high visibility WVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Works with Apple CarPlay, use the capacitive touch screen, hard keys or Siri voice control to access Apple CarPlay features
  • Android Auto? compatible; Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they?re needed.
  • Premium dash bezel with integrated control keys
  • HD Radio? Tuner built-in
  • SiriusXM-Ready? (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Pandora┬« control from iPod┬« and Android? smartphones
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback via USB
  • BT Plus Bluetooth┬« wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Compatible with the Alpine TuneIt┬« App for sound tuning
  • My Favorites function for shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places, phone numbers and more
  • HDMI output/input via optional HDMI switcher (KCX-630HD)
  • Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
  • Retains select factory features with included iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« Module:
  • Voice activated media player
  • Voice activated Bluetooth┬« wireless technology
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Premium audio amplifier integration
  • Visual parking assistance
  • Onscreen vehicle information viewable with the iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« Module:
  • Tire pressure display
  • Battery voltage display
  • Door status
  • Read/Reset check engine codes
  • User customizable gauges
  • Available: April; SRI: $2,200

X009-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler (2011-up)

  • 9-inch anti-glare capacitive touch screen
  • Audio, video, navigation and Bluetooth┬« feature set
  • Premium dash bezel with back lit control keys and all needed accessories for plug and play installation
  • HD Radio? Tuner built-in with Artist Experience, and MultiCast
  • Made for iPod┬« and iPhone┬«
  • SiriusXM-Ready? (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Pandora┬« control from iPod┬« and Android? smartphones
  • Alpine TuneIt┬« App integration
  • BT Plus Bluetooth┬« wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Free lifetime HERE┬« Traffic RDS
  • My Favorites feature provides custom shortcuts to favorite audio sources, places and phone numbers
  • Independent dual zone video control for separate front and rear video sources
  • Retains select factory features with included iDatalink┬« Maestro┬« module:
  • Voice activated media player and Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Premium audio amplifier integration
  • Visual parking assist with existing or aftermarket rearview camera display
  • On-screen vehicle information viewable with the iDatalink Maestro module:
  • Tire pressure display
  • Battery voltage display
  • Door status
  • Read/Reset check engine codes
  • User customizable gauges
  • Available now; SRI: $3,500

KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module

  • Allows the X209-WRA and i209-WRA to be used as a hub for touch screen control of add-on third-party electronically controlled accessories
  • Eight outputs to control eight relay-connected accessories as Selectable On/Off, Continuous or Pulsed
  • Customizable on screen icons and labels
  • Available now; SRI: $250

KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface

  • Allows up to three camera systems to be controlled from the X209-WRA and i209-WRA?s touch screen
  • Available now; SRI: $200

KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface

  • Adds an HDMI input to the X209-WRA
  • Adds an HDMI input to the i209-WRA when used with the optional DVE-5300 Add-On DVD Player
  • Available now; SRI: $200

PSS-21WRA Add-On Sound System for Jeep Wrangler (2015-Up)

  • 120 Watt bass upgrade for 2015-Up four-door Jeep Wrangler (not compatible with the premium OEM system with the factory subwoofer)
  • Includes PWE-S8 Powered Subwoofer, SPT-70 6.5 Inch Component 2-Way Speakers with 1 Inch Silk Dome Tweeter, SPT-71 6.5 Inch Component 2-Way Speakers with 1 Inch Premium Silk Dome Tweeter, MRV-F300 V-Power 4-Channel Amplifier, wiring harnesses, and custom mounting brackets
  • Under-seat design maximizes bass extension with top on or off
  • Works with an Alpine, aftermarket, or factory head unit
  • Availability date and SRI: TBA

PWE-S8-WRA Add-on Powered Subwoofer for Jeep Wrangler (2011-Up)

  • 120 Watt powered subwoofer with custom brackets for under-seat mounting
  • Under-seat design maximizes bass extension with top on or off
  • Works with an Alpine, aftermarket, or factory head unit
  • Available now; SRI: $550

HCE-TCAM1-WRA Rear Camera System for Jeep Wrangler (2007-Up)

  • Fits 2007-Up Jeep Wranglers (JK) and with most aftermarket and OEM wheels using spare tire mount
  • Works with aftermarket or OEM in-dash screens (connection to the OEM screen requires a third party adapter, sold separately, and/or dealer programming)
  • IP66 waterproof and dust-proof rugged camera system design
  • Built-in brake and reverse lights for increased visibility
  • Optimized camera angle for near and far objects
  • Lug nut mounting for easy removal and wheel locking
  • Three mounting posts included for various wheel/tire depths
  • Available now; SRI: $450

Downloadable Content
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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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