Garmin's® nuvi(TM) 360 Offered in North American Hyundai Dealerships
OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 17 / - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that Hyundai Motor America will begin offering the award-winning nuvi 360 personal navigation device at its 725 dealerships across the United States.
"We're very pleased to offer the state-of-the-art nuvi to Hyundai customers," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "This arrangement gives Hyundai customers a great opportunity to easily purchase a navigation device at the same time they're purchasing a new vehicle - and they can be assured that they're getting one of the most cutting-edge navigators available anywhere today."
Known as the Personal Travel Assistant(TM), Garmin's nuvi 360 incorporates easy-to-use GPS navigation, Bluetooth wireless technology, an MP3 player, audio book player, language translator and travel guide capability, currency converter, world travel clock, and much more.
Nuvi provides a bright touchscreen display with three-dimensional automatic routing with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions that speak street names - making it easy to find your way anywhere in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. The Hyundai-branded nuvi also features a custom splash screen and database of Hyundai dealerships and service centers across the nation.
Nuvi's Bluetooth feature, coupled with an integrated microphone and speaker, lets users dial phone numbers through the device's touchscreen keypad (for supported phones). Users may look up and dial numbers from their personalized phone book or from the phone's call history log that shows calls received, calls dialed and calls missed. The nuvi can also dial numbers from its points of interest database - locations like hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
The portable unit easily mounts to any Hyundai vehicle, and can be used for pedestrian navigation as well. For added security, nuvi features Garmin Lock(TM), a theft deterrent that disables the unit until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location code.
Available beginning this month, Hyundai dealerships will display point-of- purchase displays and collateral materials that highlight nuvi's many features. For more information, go to www.garmin.com/ or visit your local Hyundai dealer.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark and nuvi, Personal Travel Assistant, and Garmin Lock are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such name by Garmin is under license. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 725 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.
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