Pioneer NavGate AVIC-9110BT Navigation & Media Unit Launched

Replacement head unit for VWs, Skodas and Seats.

If the satnav and entertainment system in your Volkwagen Scirocco – or a selection of other Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat cars – isn’t quite doing it for you maybe Pioneer’s NavGate AVIC-F9110BT will. It might not have the snappiest name ever, but the replacement head unit does have some notable features.

The AVIC-9110BT will happily accept CDs and DVDs and can play DivX content from either media on its 5.8in, 800 x 480 pixel display. MPEG-4 video and MP3, WAV or AAC audio can be played from disc or SD card. A separately available dedicated iPod connector cable enables control of Apple players from the head unit, as per similar systems.

Navigation is provided by TeleAtlas maps, which offer 5.5 million miles of road, 1.7 million Points-of-Interest and will display famous landmarks 3D – thrilling stuff. As well as providing voice-guided navigation, the unit will also read out TMC updates and promises “accurate guidance in areas where GPS coverage is compromised.”

The Pioneer’s NavGate AVIC-F9110BT will be available both as an option on new VW, Skoda and Seat cars and as a plug-in replacement from July.

Fans of lists will no doubt enjoy this one, detailing which cars the head unit is compatible with:

Volkswagen Caddy 07/2004 –

Volkswagen Eos 05/2006-

Volkswagen Golf V plus 09/2003-

Volkswagen Golf V 09/2003-2008

Volkswagen Golf VI 2008-

Volkswagen Jetta 08/2005-

Volkswagen Passat CC 03/2005-

Volkswagen Passat 2008-

Volkswagen Scirocca 2008-

Volkswagen Tiguan 2007-

Volkswagen Touran 03/2003-

Volkswagen Polo 2009-

Seat Altea 05/2004-

Seat Altea XL 09/2005-

Seat Leon 12/2004-

Skoda Fabia 2009-

Skodia Octavia 2009-

Skoda Superb 2008-

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