JVC Mobile will ship three new radio models later this month, the last of a total of 14 models that began reaching dealers in September.
Two new mechless (CDless) radios are heading to dealers along with an AV radio with built-in iDatalink module.
This is the first year that JVC shipped such a wide a range of radios to retailers in the fall rather than the spring. The timing gives dealers new products (rather than end of life products) to sell for the holidays to help “retailers meet year-end sales targets,” the company said.
“March and April tend to be stressful months for retailers, as those are the months that most companies ship the products they introduced at the beginning of the year,” said Hazim Jainoor, marketing manager. “Our goal has always been to alleviate that worry by getting product on their shelves early, especially at a time when it can best impact the year-end margin push. I would say that this year has been our best effort to date.”
Two new JVC CDless models shipping this month are the KD-X240BT ($80.00) and the KD-X340BTS with SiriusXM capability ($90). They have a shallow depth to fit European cars and recreational vehicles. They connect to smartphones via Bluetooth or USB and they accept USB flash drives.
They are joined by a KW-V330BT entry level Kameleon AVdeck with a stealth black frontpiece when not in use to prevent theft. It has a 6.8 inch touch panel with built-in Maestro iDatalink module for retaining factory features in cars. Suggested retail price is $299.95.