India: Hyundai i20 gets touchscreen SD Card navi with video playback

Hyundai Motor India Ltd has become the largest exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India achieved another milestone by crossing the sales of 250,000 units of its hatchback i20 for the domestic and overseas markets since its launch in December, 2008­­.

Of the 250,000 i20 cars sold, over 92,000 cars have been sold in the domestic market and approximately 168,000 units were exported to around 80 countries. To celebrate this success, HMIL has equipped the Asta variant of the i20 with the cutting edge GPS-based Audio Visual Navigation (AVN System).

The new AVN system comes as an option with the Asta version (both petrol & diesel) with a 2 DIN system with 5 inch LCD display and a touch screen interface with satellite-based voice-guided navigation.

The SD memory card with pre-loaded navigation software enables users to save favourite routes and also guide different users driving to the same destination through the use of voice prompts which are available in more than a dozen languages including 8 Indian regional languages.

Users can also select different route settings like shortest route, fastest route or the optimal route.

The AVN system comes with complete in-car entertainment and connectivity features. It also doubles up as a video player which supports video playback from the iPod/USB drive. For greater safety and convenience, audio controls are provided on the steering wheel while a remote is provided for the convenience of the rear seat user.

The in-built Bluetooth with an audio streaming function enables one to handle calls while driving besides playing music through the phone.

The option would be available only in the i20 Asta variants and with the AVN system would have the starting price at Rs. 630,439 ($14,245; €10,333).

Source: Hyundai, Business Standard.

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