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New Kenwood DDX917WS Release for Toyota & Subaru

Kenwood DDX917WS Release

 Kenwood DDX917WS



New Kenwood DDX917WS Release for Toyota & Subaru

The Kenwood DDX917WS release has just been announced and is set to arrive on the Australia shores on the 1st of March.

The new Kenwood DDX917WS is based on the previous model the DDX916WS but will now included additional features:

  • Built in Air Mirroring via WiFi
  • ADAS DVR Camera control on screen (dash camera control) *Requires Kenwood DRV-N520 sold seperately.
  • Super Hi-Res Audio file playback

Built In “Air Mirroring 2 ” with Advanced Two Way Android Link.

With the new Kenwood DDX917WS Release comes Wi-Fi Mirroring is now built in to our 2017 CP/AA Range (excluding DMX7017BTS)

Connect your smartphone via Wi-Fi and mirror your Android or iPhone screen without fuss onto our 7″ Capacitive Screen!

Kenwood has also added advanced Two Way Smartphone Link to easily control your Android Phone via the head unit. This new technology allows seamless Android control from your head unit without any additional third party apps or Bluetooth setup requirements.

Just simply activate your Android quick connect function and you’re ready to go!

Off Road/4WD mapping,Videos,Apps and even Android Auto Wirelessly via Air Mirroring!

Yes, it’s all possible within the new 2017 CP/AA AV Range.

ADAS DVR Control

An industry first, Kenwood can now integrate an ADAS DVR with the AV Receiver. Full DVR control, screen viewing, setup etc. can all be operated via the Head Unit. The DRV-N520 is a fully Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) DVR that can detect and alert collisions, Lane Departure as well as Departure Delays. Alerts are communicated on screen and through audio.

Designed Specifically for Toyota & Subaru

The DDX917WS is a specially designed unit that will fit perfectly with the standard Toyota & Subaru stereo location without the need for extra facia panels. The best thing is that this unit actually comes with plugs to suit the Toyota & Subaru vehicles also making installation a breeze.

The quality of the bluetooth handsfree is vastly improved in this unit with the external microphone.

The absolute easiest and best way to add Apple Carplay And Android Auto For Your Subaru or Toyota. The new Kenwood DDX917WS is designed specifically to replace the factory 200mm stereo for all newer model Subarus, including the Impreza, WRX, Forester, Liberty, XV and Toyotas as far back as 1999.

There has never been a better time to upgrade your standard stereo, with all new car manufacturers beginning to included the app based platforms in their vehicle as standard equipment, adopting this new technology will future proof your vehicle ensuring you get the latest features.


What is Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto are the ultimate copilot, CarPlay & Auto are the smarter, safer way to use your smartphone in the car. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect to the unit directly and operate all your favourite apps directly on the cars stereo screen without touching your phone.

Why pay for navigation when our phone already has it? Using the native mapping system built into your phone you will never need to upgrade your maps, update your stereo or be lost again.


Want to see How its installed?

In this latest video we show you step by step how to install the new Kenwood DDX917WS from start to finish in the 2015 Subaru WRX so you can see exactly how easy it is. With only a few tools and a few hours of your time you can upgrade to the latest in app connectivity and ensure you never need to update your stereo or maps again.

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Need Step by Step for a Toyota we have a Video for that too

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  1. Steve February 7, 2017

    Hi, I have got the new Hilux (2016). I have heard aftermarket head units can cause the dash screen to stop working. Is this model compatible with the dash screen + steering wheel controls?

  2. Author
    Daniel Gardener February 7, 2017

    Hi Steve,

    The new Hilux can certainly have a new screen put in it but it replaces the old unit completely. You can retain use off the steering wheel controls though with a new unit.

    What happens is we use a new facia panel like this:

    Then the new unit is placed in the spot of the factory one.

    Hope that helps with your enquiry.

    Daniel Gardener
    Carbon Car Systems

  3. David Gamble February 27, 2017

    Does the new DDX917WS come with a GPS module or is it an optional extra? If it is an extra how much does it cost?

  4. Author
    Daniel Gardener March 5, 2017

    Hi David,

    It does come with a GPS antenna in the box this is to make the Android Auto & Apple CarPlay more accurate as it uses the mapping off your phone. The system itself stand alone does not have built in Nav though, the Kenwood DNX8160DABS does though.

    Hope that helps.

  5. noah April 4, 2017

    can this stereo work with the factory backup camera

  6. noah April 4, 2017

    can this stereo work with the factory backup camera for the 2016 hilux

  7. Author
    Daniel Gardener April 4, 2017

    Yes the factory camera can be adapted to the new screen!

  8. Author
    Daniel Gardener April 6, 2017

    Yes it can be adapted to the factory cameras in the car just need have this wired in.

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