The Carrozzeria range has long set the standards for others to follow, but the nine new models add just about everything possible to the mix. The top of the range, ¥262,500 (£1,113) AVIC-HRZ009G model goes on sale at the end of October with an emphasis not just on sat-nav, but also on entertainment.
Let Pioneer entertain you
With a digital terrestrial TV tuner, a 7-inch widescreen, DVD and DivX video and MP3, WMA and AAC audio playback, Pioneer's focus on the non-driving parts of the car experience are clear. Throw in a 40GB hard drive and encoding software for ripping CDs to MP3s and it's just like having a media-center PC in the dash.
Other models in the range feature a pick-and-mix selection of in- or on-dash mounts, smaller screens, MiniDisc players, analogue TV tuners and good, old-fashioned radios, so there's no excuse for being bored next time you're stuck in one of Japan's monster traffic jams.