Volkswagen has joined with Fender Musical Instruments to offer the “Fender Premium Audio System “ in some 2012 Volkswagen models.
And since car audio is not exactly Fender’s area of expertise, the iconic music company teamed with Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. to produce the sound system. Three years in the making, the 9-speaker system is “embedded in the vehicle’s design,” and it has “a unique sound that Americans will love,” says VW.
A press release describes the speakers as including front dual voice coils and producing “lower inter-modulation distortion and smooth mid-range response.”
VW president and CEO Jonathan Browning adds,“The best seat in the house is now behind the wheel of a Volkswagen.”
The first VW to offer the Fender system is a new Jetta GLI, which heads to dealers in the spring. It will be available in all other Jettas “later,” and will grace the new 2012 mid-size sedan and 2012 Beetle in the fall.
An additional description of the Fender system says, “It is harmonically complex, with extended range tweeters and properly voiced 16cm speakers revealing original instrumentation timbre and harmonic richness.”
Photo via The German Car Blog