Alpine X009-WRA CES 2015 demo Jeep Wrangler

Alpine X009-WRA 9″ Navigation for 2012 + Jeep Wrangler is one of several new models revealed by Alpine at CES 2015

Alpine X009-WRA

Alpine revealed several new 9″ direct fit style Navigation units at CES 2015 including an exciting new model specific to Jeep Wrangler 2012 and up, the Alpine X009-WRA. This unit features:

  • Bad ass 9″ Touch Screen
  • Navigation
  • 9 Band EQ, Time Alignment, Vehicle Specific Equalization
  • Digital output
  • 4 Volt RCA Preouts
  • iDatalink Maestro for steering wheel control retention and vehicle information integration
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Voice Activation (for Siri)
  • USB
  • Rear Aux
  • SiriusXM ready
  • Multicolor display (Blue, Green, Amber, Red or Black)
  • Pandora Control
  • HD Radio
Alpine X009-WRA CES 2015

Alpine X009-WRA CES 2015 – The screen is washed out because of the showroom lighting, it’s actually quite sharp.

The oversized stereo sits nicely in the custom dash kit that ships with the Alpine X009-WRA.  I had questions about vehicle compatibility while visiting Alpine’s booth at CES 2015.  I was surprised to see it would only fit 2012 and up considering it’s the same Metra dash kit from 2007 and up.  Also, Alpine initially stated it would only work with the 4 door Wrangler and then later back tracked and said it would also work for the two door.  The window switch pod appears to be the same so 2-door vs 4 door shouldn’t be an issue.

Will fit this dash:

Jeep Wrangler 2012 and up dash

Alpine X009-WRA will fit the 2012 and up Jeep Wrangler Dash

Not this dash:

2007 - 2011 Jeep Wrangler Dash

Alpine X009-WRA will not fit the 2007 – 2011 Jeep Wrangler Dash

A quick google image search showed the heat/AC vents vary slightly from previous years and it looks like that change in style happened maybe mid 2011.  Basically, if your heat/AC vents and window switch pod look exactly like the one shown in Alpine’s Jeep at CES 2015 it should work.  For now, Alpine is stating that the X009-WRA is only compatible with 2012 + up Jeep Wrangler.

Alpine Jeep Wrangler Demo CES 2015

Alpine Jeep Wrangler Demo CES 2015

Alpine is working on making sure the X009-WRA is packaged with all necessary iDatalink retention harnesses including the ability to retain the OEM USB port and AUX input.  Alpine is also extending their standard 1 year product warranty on all X009 models to a 3 year product warranty (including those X009 models already purchased).  This oversized 9″ Alpine navigation for Jeep is expected to ship in March 2015.  Price is to be determined, but I imagine it will be in the $2500 – $3000 price range like other X009 models.

4 comments for “Alpine X009-WRA CES 2015 demo Jeep Wrangler

  1. Chuck Villano
    April 20, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Alpine stereo looks great but its around $3K. With the top off/doors off, I think you are asking for this to be stolen. What ideas do you have to have a very strong/powerful base/speakers/etc for Jeep Wrangler (2012 4 door) for when doors off, etc. I am looking to switch out all (speakers, need a sub, stereo, etc)

    Also, is this install relatively easy to do or take it to a car/stereo shop?

    Thanks

    • April 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Hey Chuck,
      Have you seen my Jeep Wrangler stereo post? I think you’ll find that helpful. Pretty much goes over all your concerns. With any wrangler upgrade I recommend an alarm with a proximity sensor and I go over that towards the end of that post.

      With the right parts, it’s pretty easy to work on these vehicles and install the stereo. You just need to have time and patience – whether you’re just installing the stereo or doing speakers, amp/sub too. Just give yourself enough time, buy the right parts and it’s a pretty straight forward install.

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