Garmin partners with Suzuki for company's first in-dash infotainment system

 
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interesting

I like that it has the SD slot for updating. I have always liked the handheld, this may change my mind.

that could mean a lot

That would be perfect!
But, Not sure how much it will cost once it becomes "in-dash" version.

Since it can take SD card, it would be wonderful if they can get MP3 player feature back. That would be value-added to the vehicle.

Docking Station for GPS?

Wouldn't it be great if instead the made the Suzukis a docking station for your portable Garmin so that it could integrate with the information system? That way we could choose our favorite portable GPS and have the best of both worlds.

looks very much like Suzuki is having Kenwood supply that

That looks very much like Suzuki is having Kenwood supply that to them. It appears to be very much like one of the Kenwood aftermarket in dash units and Kenwood uses the Garmin nav and traffic interface and also allows map updates and also custom POI updates from this site using a SD card.

I had a similar Kenwood unit in one of my cars I recently sold and was very easily able to update the maps and custom POI's using the SD card slot. The unit I had would not only play MP3 files but also CD's and DVD's plus bluetooth phone both calls and text messaging.

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Suzuki has partnered with Garmin before

One or more of Suzuki's previous vehicles had a docking station for a re-branded Garmin gps on the top of the dash. A bit like the BMW "Portable Pro" setup.

I'm on my second Suzuki SUV. I've found them to be dependable and good values.

My son has a Kenwood reciever in his old Mazda. Seems to work well. I wouldn't want to look that low on the dash for navigation information but maybe that's just me.

You're not the only one

JimD1 wrote:

My son has a Kenwood reciever in his old Mazda. Seems to work well. I wouldn't want to look that low on the dash for navigation information but maybe that's just me.

I'd rather not look that low either. My GPS sits as low as possible on my dash so that it doesn't block my view of the road, but not so far out of the way that I have to take my eyes off the road to glance at it.

I'm not sure I would want a built in unit, unless there is a way to pop it out and take it with me when I fly somewhere.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

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Previous Suzuki/Garmin effort

Check out this previous colaboration in the 2009 Suzuki SX, in some ways I like it better:

http://reviews.cnet.com/sedan/2009-suzuki-sx4-sport/4505-108...

They used a nuvi 760, possibly a 750 also (based upon the Garmin website).

LMT?

I wonder if the unit will have Lifetime Maps/Traffic?

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT