January 5, 2016

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Harman today has announced the JBL Legend CP100 in-car infotainment system. The JBL Legend CP100 marks the company’s first in-car solution that is compatible with Apple’s CarPlay system, joining the growing number of aftermarket solutions for obtaining Apple’s car infotainment system in older vehicles.

The JBL Legend CP100 features a 6.75-inch capacitive touchscreen, as opposed to a resistive touchscreen offered by other head unit manufacturers. Capacitive touchscreens are often easier to use as they require a lighter touch to navigate. Furthermore, the Legend CP100 features an AM/FC tuner, rear USB input, rear camera input, and carries support for steering wheel controls. The rear camera input would allow for users to connect a backup camera to the display.

The head unit also offers a “push to talk” button, which JBL says provides instant access to Siri. There’s also support for Bluetooth 3.0. The JBL Legend does not appear, however, to support wireless CarPlay, which was introduced last year but has yet to really catch on in any significant fashion.

As far as the look of the head unit goes, it features an all black design with white illumination buttons, and the aforementioned “push to talk button.” There’s also a volume button and a power button.

Pricing and availability for the JBL Legend CP100 is unclear at this point. The full press release can be read below:


HARMAN Launches JBL Legend CP100 In-Dash Smart Phone Receiver

A CEA Innovations award winning connected infotainment system packed with easy to use in-car entertainment capabilities.

CES 2016, LAS VEGAS – Today, HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has announced the JBL Legend CP100 connected car solution. The JBL Legend CP100 provides drivers a simple and easy way to experience their Smartphone capabilities while driving safer, smarter and connected.

The JBL Legend CP100 supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and is built on the same platform that Harman offers OEM customers, The JBL Legend CP100 incorporates a 6.75” capacitive touch screen and leading edge iMX6 processor which  provides one of the fastest responding interfaces on the market.  Making calls, sending messages, finding directions, playing music and navigating all become easier, safer and more intuitive using the JBL Legend CP100.

Using Bluetooth, the JBL Legend CP100 connects wirelessly to easily control the audio and Smartphone from the large touch screen allowing for easy and safe operating of the system while driving.   The JBL Legend CP100 is the least expensive display upgrade available to date which upgrades the customer’s vehicle to today’s technology. To complete the connected car experience, JBL’s Legend CP100 is steering wheel interface ready, so all the features and functions can be used in a safe and convenient manner. A rear camera input let’s drivers easily connect a back-up camera to aid in parking. Furthermore, drivers can utilize the “push to talk” button for Siri or Google Voice allowing for a smarter and safer way to stay connected behind the wheel.

“We wanted to leverage our extensive and established market leading head unit know how to create a system that would provide stunning performance and integration at a market leading price point,” said Jeffery Fay, VP and GM of Aftermarket Services at HARMAN. “The JBL Legend CP100 has clean graphics and simple design that lets drivers easily find what they are looking for while on the road. Packed with the latest technology and design advancements at an affordable price, JBL’s Legend CP100 is an outstanding performer.”


Features and Pricing:

  • 6.75” Touch Capacitive Screen
  • AM/FM Tuner with station identification and song name
  • Rear USB input
  • Rear Camera Input (composite)
  • Steering Wheel Interface Ready (ASWC Ready)
  • Bluetooth 3.0 HFP, AVRCP, A2DP, SPP, SSP
  • Works with Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • White Illumination Buttons
  • 2 Pre-Amp Outputs (Full Range F + R)
  • “Push to talk” button Siri, Google Voice,
  • iMX6 Processor

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  1. Looks nice and I will probably get one to upgrade my 2011 Subaru head unit. Just wish it had a volume knob instead of buttons for that feature.

  2. RedHotFuzz (@RedHotFuzz) - 7 years ago

    “A rear camera input let’s”

    Good grief, not even PR people know proper grammar anymore. :(

  3. RedHotFuzz (@RedHotFuzz) - 7 years ago

    Website says price is $399, which is great. Nothing on date of availability beyond “Coming Soon.”

  4. Barry Chertov - 7 years ago

    Doesn’t sound like it supports a sub-woofer :(
    And is the bluetooth support up to snuff?

  5. bjdraw - 7 years ago

    I’m confused, the article states “The JBL Legend does not appear, however, to support wireless CarPlay” while the press release seems to contradict this with, “Using Bluetooth, the JBL Legend CP100 connects wirelessly to easily control the audio and Smartphone from the large touch screen allowing for easy and safe operating of the system while driving.”

    • Chance Miller - 7 years ago

      Technology for wireless CarPlay is more sophisticated than just Bluetooth. Bluetooth on the CP100 allows for just playback of audio/calls via a non-Apple interface in your car, not CarPlay.

  6. darwiniandude - 7 years ago

    Not to knock the JBL, but the Alline iLX-007 also has capacitive 7″ display, Siri button, remote camera input. I know as I’ve been using mine for over a year now. Would never have a daily driver without CarPlay again.

  7. Johan Norberg (@njohan) - 6 years ago

    Does this work with my Toyota: Yaris HSD 2015 ????

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