CES 2015: Alpine updates custom dashboard kits, displays Apple CarPlay receiver

Alpine iLX-007

Alpine is making sure that 2015 will be your car’s freshest year ever.

At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, the brand announced the expansion of its ‘Alpine Restyle’ dash kits by adding sound system products and rear-view cameras to the aftermarket bundle.

The dash kits embody Alpine’s ‘Perfect F.I.T.’ (Factory Integration Technology) by replacing stock interior components with stylized, vehicle-specific units for full-size trucks and SUVs.

The program’s centerpiece is the X009, a 9-inch multi-function infotainment unit that debuted in 2014. According the Alpine, the X009 is the largest full-system screen in the North American market and features audio, video, navigation, and Bluetooth capabilities. Starting in 2015, you can add rear-view, subwoofer, amplifier, and speaker options to the list.

“The Alpine Restyle program benefits consumers as well as our authorized Alpine retailer base,” said Steve Crawford, VP of Alpine’s aftermarket business unit. “The Alpine Restyle products are truly distinctive and provide truck and SUV owners with features to enhance their driving experience. Our expanded offerings are compatible with the majority of full size trucks and SUVs sold in North America, creating unparalleled business opportunities for our authorized Alpine retailers.”

Currently, Alpine offers seven vehicle-specific units as well as one universal platform for custom applications. The brand claims they are compatible with over 8 million trucks and SUVs.

Alpine is also displaying its new iLX-007 in-dash receiver at CES, which is dedicated to the Apple CarPlay system.

Drivers can interface with the iLX-007 via the 7-inch touch screen or with simple voice commands via Siri.

For all the audiophiles out there, the receiver also features Alpine’s ‘TuneIt’ app. The music application allows users to greatly customize their sound with time correction, parametric EQs, crossover points, and preset EQ modes. Because there’s nothing like a little parametric equalization to impress your friends.

The unit costs $800 and is compatible with the iPhone5 and later.