By Zeid Nasser on Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Today at CES 2016, Pioneer unveiled an upgraded lineup of NEX series in-dash receivers featuring Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free. Pioneer first brought Apple's CarPlay infotainment system to cars through aftermarket displays in 2014. This year's third-generation CarPlay head units from Pioneer include models with both 6.2-inch and 7-inch resistive and capacitive touchscreen displays.


The new models include the flagship AVIC-8200NEX which features a 7-inch capacitive screen and the AVH-4200NEX with a 7-inch resistive screen. AVIC-7200NEX also features a 7-inch resistive touchscreen; AVIC-5200NEX and AVIC-6200NEX have smaller 6.2-inch resistive touchscreens. While all five models support both CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free, the three 7-inch models also work with Google's Android Auto infotainment feature.


The current lineup of CarPlay displays from Pioneer is already seeing price drops:

AVH-4100NEX ($694.95, reg. $850)
AVIC-5100NEX ($568.88, reg. $950)
AVIC-6100NEX ($697.95, reg. $1,150)
AVIC-7100NEX ($1,099, reg. $1500)
AVIC-8100NEX ($1,199.99, reg. $1700) (displayed above)


Pricing and availability on Pioneer's new displays likely won't be shared until later this year. We'll update with official details from Pioneer when they're available.


Pioneer is also showing off the latest in driver "awareness" tech and automated driving.