Product Spotlight: Alpine’s Jeep Gladiator And Wrangler JL X409-WRA-JL
Building upon their excellent unit for the Jeep JK, Alpine has brought to market a new direct-fit solution for the Jeep JL and Gladiator. The large, 9-inch screen touch screen has a graphical swipe interface that is optimized for an in-vehicle smartphone. It works regardless of whether you are an iPhone or Android user. The X409-WRA-JL has an OEM-quality fit and finish without the need for a custom installation. Built-in navigation has turn-by-turn voice guidance with pinch-to-zoom mapping for a detailed view.
Off-Road Mode delivers the information you need to go off the beaten path. It includes vehicle tilt, tire pressure, optimized camera view, and FunTreks trailhead database displayed clearly on the large 9-inch screen. When the Off-Road Mode is activated, an off-road centric user interface takes over the navigation and camera screen so you can monitor pitch and roll with the built-in clinometer. The Alpine X409-WRA-JL has an IP53 rating against dust and water for a weather-resistant dash system that’s built to handle the harshest outdoor elements. The high-visibility screen has been engineered to adjust to low or high sunlight for maximum clarity when driving.
The X409-WRA-JL retains the factory Jeep controls such as parking assist, a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, battery voltage, and more. And, the new Alpine unit can control up to eight accessories such as a winch, air compressor, and lights with the optional Alpine External Accessory Control Module. Plug-and-play wiring makes installation a snap, and the X409-WRA-JL is compatible with Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and Pandora Internet Radio. It is a serious upgrade for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT.