Alpine Adds 3rd 9-Inch Radio

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Alpine X009-FD1

Alpine has added another radio to its line of models with 9-inch screens, the largest in the industry.

The new X009-FD1 AV/navigation radio fits select Ford F-150 trucks and follows two earlier 9-inch radios launched in July as part of Alpine’s new focus on trucks and SUVs, a program it calls “Alpine Restyle.”

The X009-FD1 is compatible with select 2009-2014 Ford F-150 models XL, STX, XLT, FX2, FX4 and SVT Raptor (it is not compatible with trucks that have the 4.2-inch screen with the MyFord feature, the 8-inch touch screen with the MyFord Touch feature, or the OEM navigation radio).

Additional version of the 9-inch radio for other Ford F-150 models will be offered next year, said Alpine.

The radio includes a custom designed key panel with back-lit buttons.  It can also retain the F-150’s factory features such a SYNC, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls and premium audio amplifier if the radio is used with an iDatalink module and a specific T-harness that works with the F-150.

Other radio features include HD Radio, Pandora control, and HDMI input for video playback on the radio from smartphones.   The X009-FD1 is also SiriusXM-ready.

The X009-FD1 has a suggested price of $3,000.

Earlier 9-inch models include the X009-GM for select GM trucks and SUVs,($3,000) and the X009U universal model for $2,700.

Source: Alpine

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