Delphi Targets GM SUV Owners With Premium Navigation
Advanced touch-screen system combines original equipment features with aftermarket value to address underserved consumer market
2006-06-26, Troy, Mich -- Delphi introduces the Delphi TNR800 (Touch Screen Navigation Radio) to the consumer market, combining advanced DVD-based navigation with AM/FM/CD without giving up the convenience, control and functionality of other connected accessories.
The Delphi TNR800 is uniquely designed for seamless integration and functionality in most 2003-2006 GM light trucks and SUVs including the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Trailblazer, Avalanche, Silverado; Hummer H2; GMC Envoy, Yukon, Denali; Buick Rainier; and, Cadillac Escalade. Collectively, these North American vehicles are the best selling in their class, but less than 10 percent were equipped with factory navigation.
The Delphi TNR800 has nearly all the advantages of the original equipment navigation system for these vehicles, including a large, 6.5" easy-to-read touch-screen display that makes inputting destinations or points of interest a simple task. Plus, it provides intelligent map and voice-prompt navigation cues to effortlessly help drivers and passengers get from point A to point B. Unlike conventional aftermarket navigation systems, the TNR800 retains the control and functionality of any installed original equipment accessories like XM™ Satellite Radio, On-Star™, DVD entertainment and CD changer.
In fact, drivers can control key entertainment functions of the TNR800 through the steering wheel controls they have come to rely on for both safety and convenience. And, because of its vehicle-specific design, the TNR800 can harness speed information, available through the vehicle’s computer system, to more accurately navigate a driver through urban environments where large buildings and bridges could obstruct the Global Positioning System satellites.
“Vehicle navigation systems have quickly become an everyday necessity for many consumers,” said Joe Damato, Director of Consumer Electronics for Delphi Product and Service Solutions. “Delphi’s new TNR800 offers these GM owners the product they have been asking for – delivering the very best navigation performance without the typical hassles of integrating devices that alter their vehicle interior or limit the control and functionality of important factory-installed options.”
The system uses an on-board computer that interacts with the Global Positioning System, vehicle sensors and a DVD map database to help guide travelers using voice prompts to their destination. Plus, it helps pinpoint locations along the way and re-maps directions should a turn be missed. Used as a “personal travel assistant,” it can help minimize travel time, make travel more convenient and increase driver and passenger peace of mind.
In fact, in a recent J.D. Power and Associates’ 2005 Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study, consumers rated several vehicles equipped with Delphi’s original equipment navigation system consistently higher than average in the areas of information screen ratings and overall appearance.
The TNR800 comes with single DVD-ROM containing “Navteq’s” popular and well-respected map database for both the US and Canada, enabling the system to provide a large network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The disc also provides more than 11 million POIs (points of interest) and can be sorted into different categories to make finding the nearest gas station, ATM or restaurant quick and simple.
The TNR800 is offered in three kit configurations. The luxury kit (NA-40005) supports all 2003-2006 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Denali. The non-luxury kit (NA-40010) supports 2003-2006 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche, Silverado; Hummer H2; GMC, Sierra and Yukon. An additional non-luxury third kit (NA-40001) was designed to meet the needs of the 2003-2007 GMC Envoy, Chevy Trailblazer, and Buick Rainer. Each kit comes with all needed components for quick and clean installation including the Navigation Radio, GPS antenna, DVD maps (US and Canada), vehicle speed sensor (VSS) wire and splice kit, owner’s manual and installation guide.
“Mobile electronics professionals will delight over how easy and fast the TNR800 will install in these vehicles,” said Adiel Avelar, Navigation Business Line Manager. “All existing mounting hardware and wiring connections are the same used for the factory-installed radio and do not require special mounting kits, trim plates or expensive and unreliable translation boxes for the vehicle bus to maintain important features and control of factory accessories.”
The TNR800 offers a two year parts and labor warranty and will have a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,999 when it debuts at select retail stores later this month in the US and Canada. For more information about the TNR800 or its authorized distributors, please either call 877-667-8700 or visit www.shopdelphi.com/TNR800.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
This press release, as well as other statements made by Delphi may contain forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that reflect, when made, the company’s current views with respect to current events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the company’s operations and business environment which may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different from any future results, express or implied, by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the ability of the company to continue as a going concern; the ability of the company to operate pursuant to the terms of the debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing facility; the company’s ability to obtain court approval with respect to motions in the chapter 11 proceeding prosecuted by it from time to time; the ability of the company to develop, prosecute, confirm and consummate one or more plans of reorganization with respect to the Chapter 11 cases; risks associated with third parties seeking and obtaining court approval to terminate or shorten the exclusivity period for the company to propose and confirm one or more plans of reorganization, for the appointment of a chapter 11 trustee or to convert the cases to chapter 7 cases; the ability of the company to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the company’s ability to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations; the potential adverse impact of the Chapter 11 cases on the company’s liquidity or results of operations; the ability of the company to execute its business plans, including the transformation plan described in the Company’s March 31, 2006 press release, and to do so in a timely fashion; the ability of the company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; the ability of the company to avoid or continue to operate during a strike, or partial work stoppage or slow down by any of its unionized employees; and the ability of the company to attract and retain customers. Other risk factors are listed from time to time in the company’s United States Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including, but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005, and current reports on Form 8-K. Delphi disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and/or otherwise.
- Contact Information
- Carrie Wright
- Delphi Corporation
- Contact via E-mail
This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.
News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.