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OEM Unit instead of Bosch

24 Sep 2021 04:25 #238920 by edwinov
Still waiting for my Jimny that's due to arrive in a few weeks. Just got word from the dealer that because of the chinese virus and supply chain delays bla bla the Jimny will not come with the Bosch unit (radio, etc.) but with an OEM one, that has 'similar feautures', is a bit bigger and is the one they use in South America by default.

Does anyone have any experience with this OEM unit? Photo? Is it indeed similar? Does it suck? Should I demand a discount for this?


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24 Sep 2021 06:27 - 24 Sep 2021 06:29 #238922 by edwinov
Replied by edwinov on topic OEM Unit instead of Bosch
According to the dealer this is the very unit:

They said it would be what they use in South America but on the Suzuki Brazil website they show a JBL one, so that information seems to be incorrect : www.suzukiveiculos.com.br/veiculos/jimny-sierra-4style#

Should I be happy with this unit? How does it compare to the Bosch one (as far as you can tell from the few videos above)?
Last edit: 24 Sep 2021 06:29 by edwinov.

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27 Sep 2021 03:40 - 27 Sep 2021 03:53 #238969 by Jimnyz
Replied by Jimnyz on topic OEM Unit instead of Bosch
I had a NZ 2019 Gen4 Jimny with the Bosch unit as standard. I though it was a good unit although occasionally a bit slow when entering GPS addresses and changing screens. The wired Apple Carplay was good and mostly bug free. Occasionally it wouldn't connect, but not often. I liked it though and would want it again.

I'm awaiting a new 2021 Jimny as well. The dealer says it should be here in the next few weeks, but due to the lockdown backlog that could be 3-4 weeks.
When we spoke last week he didn't mention anything about a different head unit. It looks like the OEM unit has wireless Carplay which would be something the Bosch unit doesn't offer, so would be better I think.

Did you order a reversing camera?

Edit: Just watched the videos and couldn't see inbuilt GPS maps in there. If it doesn't have that, then it's not as good as the Bosch.
Last edit: 27 Sep 2021 03:53 by Jimnyz.

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