Story: COLIN DAWSON
WHETHER you like a blast of heavy rock, a spot of hip-hop, the soothing tones of classical music or you’re addicted to talk radio, it’s good to have some entertainment while you’re behind the wheel.
And Digital Audio Broadcasting offers crystal-clear reception of national and regional radio stations, allowing van drivers to enjoy high-quality radio on the road.
Vauxhall drivers can now tune in to the latest audio entertainment with DAB upgrades available for Astravan, Corsavan, New Combo, Vivaro and Movano. The DAB systems can be quickly and easily fitted by a Vauxhall retailer for just £195.
There’s a DAB station to suit all tastes, with everything from jazz to talk radio, including Radio 4 Extra, Jazz FM, BBC 6 Music, Absolute ’80s, Smooth Radio ’70s, TalkSPORT and Planet Rock. Many radio broadcasters, including the BBC and Absolute Radio offer digital-only stations that can’t be heard via a conventional FM-based radio.
The DAB upgrade was developed by Vauxhall with its van models in mind, so it can be completely integrated with existing steering-wheel mounted controls and the installed stereo’s display. The installation can be made quickly and because it’s connected directly into the van’s existing entertainment system, there are no unsightly wires or extra controls. The new DAB upgrade is available now from Vauxhall retailers.
Vauxhall Product development manager Simon Gibbs told Business Vans: “It’s great that Vauxhall business van drivers will be able to tune into digital radio on the road, with an outstanding choice of stations compared with standard FM radio.”
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