You Can Now Fit Your Classic Jaguar Or Land Rover With A Factory Retro Looking Infotainment System

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is looking to bring modern functionality to their classic vehicles with a new infotainment system that has a retro look.

It can be fitted to models from both brands, is offered in five designs and four distinct versions, and comes with a choice of black or chrome faceplate finishes for Jaguars, and black or silver brushed aluminum for Land Rovers.

The classically-styled head unit is said to provide “premium sound quality” and has a 4×45-watt output. It incorporates a customizable satellite navigation system that projects maps in either 2D or 3D on the 3.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen that’s integrated between the traditional rotary controls and buttons.

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Another function available is Bluetooth connectivity with phonebook transfer, which supports up to four different devices with 1,250 contacts per unit. The infotainment system has an incorporated microphone as well and provides access to the dual DAB/DAB+ digital radio, and to the FM and AM analogue reception.

Clients can select between English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian for the system, and among 32 languages for the navigation.

The automaker is already taking orders for the ‘Classic Infotainment System’ on their classic parts website. Pricing starts at £1,200 ($1,551/€1,334) in the United Kingdom, and for an extra buck, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire, alongside other authorized JLR retailers, can install it in your ride.

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  • Jay

    Great, something else to fix not to long after installing it.

  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    This almost looks like it came from the same OEM as the Porsche Classic Radio. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d08ec8077de247e481f67780560da0096a03b28d021e90fc45bd7c7ccc6a7ef0.jpg

    • Mark Hawthorne

      Came here to say this. It’s hardly news.

      • It’s a quiet day, and hey press release is here so why not make something.

    • KAG25

      It probably is, wonder if it is a Bosch unit

  • AutoPaladin

    I think this is a really cool looking way to integrate a modern infotainment system. Sort of reminds me of how Bentley does their gauge clusters.

  • While it looks good and it does blend it, that price is really expensive, I could get a proper audiophile head unit with that.

    • KareKakk

      The owners of the cars these units are intended for, doesn’t care about the price. Looks and functionality is the important stuff. Getting an Alpine unit for half the price may sound better, but doesn’t cut it overall in those gentlemens world.

      • You will be surprised, people who actually collect them will prefer period radio even if it doesn’t work, Since these units, although they look period. Is not original unit.

        People who daily drive their classic meanwhile would install DAB Radio either in the original slot or hidden somewhere in the car.

        • KareKakk

          This is a DAB radio which fits in the original slot. So they will buy it.

  • Enter Ranting

    Or, just use your smartphone for navigation and phone-related tasks. Duh.

  • KAG25

    1500 dollars, you can do something hidden for that much

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