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  • DNX525DAB
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7.0" WVGA, Navigation System with built-in DAB tuner for VW, Skoda & Seat


  • Variable Colour illumination
  • DAB+ tuner built-in
  • Made for iPod & iPhone *
  • Junction view
  • Equalizer
  • Digital Sound Processor (DSP)
  • Top Menu Customize
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Touch Panel
  • Navigation unit built-in
  • High Resolution VGA Display
  • OEM Wired Remote Control ready


Clear up your dashboard with a VW Commercial Vehicles multimedia system DNX525DAB

The new superb high-resolution screen shows directions, track listings and a whole wealth of information very clearly. It offers multiple levels of connectivity, making it simple to talk hands-free or use your favourite music player.



DNX525DAB vehicle fitment



► Click on an icon below to find out more on these features, or simply scroll down

  7" Touch Screen   DAB Digital Radio   EU Navigation   Bluetooth kit   HDMI MHL Features   iPod iPhone music playback   USB connectivity  


Key Features

- 7" High resolution touch control display
- Garmin European navigation
- Built-in TMC (traffic avoidance)
- Fastest, shortest, least fuel route choice
- Lane assist and photo real junction view
- Built-in Bluetooth hands-free calling (HFP)*
- Bluetooth Music streaming (A2DP/AVRCP)*
- Smartphone voice calling recognition control
- DAB/DAB+ tuner built-in
- FM/LW/MW radio receiver

- iPod/iPhone audio/video playback and charging**
- iPod/iPhone YouTube control app mode
- HDMI iPhone/iPod mirroring on screen***
- MHL Android smartphones mirroring on screen***
- Micro SD-card playback
- USB device playback
- CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/AAC playback
- 3 bands G-EQ
- Climate control and parking sensor display****
- Works with multifunction wheel


The VW Commercial Vehicles multimedia system comes complete with full fitting kit and steering wheel control interface from your local Kenwood Motorhome retailer.

*With compatible phone devices. **iPod connection cable is sold separately (Video playback not available via iPhone 5/5C/5S/6/6+). ***HDMI & MHL mirroring connection cables are sold separately. ****Only with compatible cars and if 2 zone air conditioning and parking sensors fitted. Vehicle restrictions may apply, please consult your local Kenwood Motorhome retailer.



7" High Resolution Touch Screen Control

Thanks to the 7” wide high-resolution display, the keys, icons, navigation map and DVD images appear much clearer and sharper

DNX525DAB 7" Touch Screen



Parking Sensors Display

Parking sensors make reversing into tricky spaces easier and help prevent minor damage to your car. For compatible vehicles with Parking Sensors you can see how close an obstacle is in front or back via the screen, as well as the intermittent warning tone.




2-Zone Climate Control Screen

Compatible vehicles with 2-Zone Climate Control have the ability to view the air conditioning and climate control system via the screen.




DAB - Digital Radio There's a Station to Suit Every Taste

DAB offers playback of hundreds of radio stations at the touch of a button. At last there is a station for all tastes --Sport -Jazz --rock even if you’re a child of the 60/70/80ties there is a home for you ! The easy-search system makes finding the right station quick, and once tuned in the latest technology means that listening to digital radio on the move is free of annoying breaks and distortion.

With this system you can get your favourite FM/AM stations on digital, as well as lots of digital-only stations. Digital radio has something for everyone.


Search for a DAB Station

Kenwood have included an easy ABC service search which has swipe graphic control. This list is automatically populated at first unit power on.

There is a list refresh button for when you venture out of your home service area and want to refresh this listing.



Following a station selection you can choose to return to the main station display screen with full information read-out.

Digital Radio Features:

•  15 presets (5 Ch x 3 band)
•  Alphabet station search
•  DAB – DAB+ / DAB - FM auto switch
•  DLS (Dynamic Label) - Scrolling station info
•  PTY Search - Search by type News, Sports etc

The system also has FM/LW/MW for those stations which are not available yet via Digital Radio.



European Navigation

Just press the “Where To?” key to begin searching for your destination and then choose from six different search modes:

- Address (including 7 digit Postcode search)
- Go Home
- Favourites (your favourite stored locations)
- Points of Interest POI's
- Recently Found (up to 50 previously searched locations)
- Junctions

TTS function reads out not only directions, but also the street names during voice guidance when making a turn. This function is compatible with 9 Languages including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.


POI's (Points of Interest)

Over 2 million POIs are installed as standard in the navigation. These cover; ATMs/Banks, Food/Restaurants, Superstores, Sports Venues, Hotels, Petrol Station, Motorway Services and much more. Customised POIs can be added at your discretion including Safety Camera Database.




Safety Camera DatabaseSafety Camera Database DNX525DAB

You can add a safety camera database to the system. Download the PDF here for details of how and what you need to do.

NB: These instructions suggest the use of third party software and database. Kenwood Electronics UK Ltd does not support, or accept liability for, this software.

This database is provided by Pocket GPS World which requires a yearly subscription fee and updates are available approximately every month.

In some countries the use of safety camera’s are prohibited please check the legality of using any safety camera database in each country beforehand.



Lane AssistNavigation Lane Assist

This feature guides you to the correct lane for navigation, avoiding confusion on the motorway and multi-lane junctions.





PhotoRealTM Junction ViewPhotoReal Junction View

Split screen junction view with photo real quality (where available), so that the driver can see "Route & Junction View" at the same time for additional assistance.






Bluetooth Hands-free Calling

Equipped with built-in Bluetooth capability to enable hands-free mobile phone operation so you can keep your hands on the steering wheel where they belong and concentrate on the road ahead.



Bluetooth Kit Phonebook



Your phonebook list is displayed for selection and previous call logs can also be used. Whilst on the move you can select one of the preset telephone numbers for quick dial or use the phonebook feature. Incoming caller number or name is also displayed before you allow connection or set the unit to automatically connect after a few rings.






    -  Voice dialing using the smartphones feature

    -  Bluetooth music streaming

    -  Automatic incoming call answering function

    -  Making calls from phonebook.

    -  Making calls from incoming/outgoing call history

    -  Direct dial function / Private talk function


-  Call interrupt indication

-  Remaining battery indication

-  Phone registration (Up to 5 phones)

-  Phone selection / Phonebook download from phone

-  Audio control from remote

-  Supplied with microphone (3M long)


Voice DialingBluetooth Kit Voice Dialing

The DNX525DAB will allow the voice dialing feature found on most smartphones to work through Bluetooth.

This features depends on the capabilities of your particular smartphone.







Music StreamingBluetooth Kit Music Streaming

Easily stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth devices directly to the DNX525DAB. Functions such as track name display and track back and forwards are also available.








HDMI, MHL Smartphone/Tab Screen Mirroring & iPod/iPhone, USB

Plug and play your favourite device and your car instantly becomes a concert hall


MHL Android Mirroring & HDMI Apple Mirroring

One of the most exciting features of the DNX525DAB is the inclusion of Kenwood's unique 'True Mirroring' function. True mirroring allows your favourite apps to be enjoyed in your vehicle via ya compatible smartphone (Apple/Android). Almost all apps can be displayed in this way and certain android applications can even be controlled via the touch screen!

HDMI MHL smartphone connection

When linked in via True Mirroring you can enjoy the likes of, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, 4oD and TV Catchup Live TV app. What’s more, True Mirroring allows you even more navigation options with access to apps like Nav free, Google Maps, Garmin, AroundMe or Citymapper, the choice is virtually endless.

These lead kits are available from your local Volkswagen, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen Vehicles Commercial Dealership as a optional extra.



iPod/iPhone PlaybackiPod iPhone music playback

Searching for music or a movie title is easy via the touch panel. In addition to conventional searches for playlists, artists, albums and genres, additional search commands can also be performed for music videos, TV shows, movies, video playlists, etc.

NB: Video playback is only available when the handbrake is applied. When using iPhone5/5C/5S/6/6+ due to the phones capabilities it is not possible to playback videos.

Optional iPod/iPhone lead required via your vehicle retailer.






USB Music ConnectionUSB music connection

Portable memory devices make it possible to create and store compilations of your favourite music and bring them into the car for easy connection and playback via the USB (Universal Serial Bus).

Searching for a track, album, artist or playlist is possible by using the category list function.

Compatible File Formats: