JLR Connects Old Classics to Modern World

Jaguar Land Rover is bringing top-draw connectivity to its classic cars with a range of retro-fit infotainment options.

JLR’s Classic parts and accessories catalogue has introduced an infotainment system to bring an authentic-looking, classically-styled, head unit to its vintage vehicles in use today.

Designed to suit most classic vehicles running on negative earth electrics, single DIN-sized Classic Infotainment System units incorporate customizable satellite navigation in up to 32 languages, smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity and dual DAB/DAB+ digital radio, as well as FM and AM analog reception.

Four branded versions of the Classic Infotainment System will be offered for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, with a choice of black or chrome faceplate finishes to suit Jaguars and a choice of black or silver brushed aluminum for Land Rovers. Controlled by a 3.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen integrated between traditional rotary controls and buttons, the navigation system’s Europe-wide route guidance can be displayed as 2D or 3D maps, or as turn arrow instructions, and includes TMC traffic alerts.

Other key features of the Classic Infotainment System include:

  • Telephone functionality, including phonebook transfer via Bluetooth, supports up to four devices, with 1,250 contacts per device;
  • Internal microphone;
  • System languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian;
  • Up to 32 languages available for navigation function

All versions of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Infotainment System are now available to at www.jaguarclassicparts.com, priced in the UK from £1,200 ($1,550) including taxes. A fitting service is offered at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire as well as select authorized Jaguar and Land Rover retailers.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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