TomTom Start2 and XL IQ Routes edition2 satnavs find their way to UK

TomTom has announced two new GPS devices, the TomTom Start2 and TomTom XL 2, for the UK on Tuesday, hoping to get people around the country when they land in the next couple of days.

The TomTom Start2 comes with a 3.5-inch screen, adds IQ routes and advanced lane guidance, spoken street names, and RDS-TMC Traffic support, which is the optional accessory.

Those looking to spruce up their new satnav will be able to get something TomTom calls StartSkins, fun changeable covers available in a variety of bright colours.

The TomTom Start2 will be available from beginning of April and cost £119 for the device with a regional map and £139 for the device with a European map.

Meanwhile the XL IQ Routes edition2, to give it its full name, follows up on the TomTom XL IQ Routes edition and brings with it a new simplified menu, along with features such as advanced lane guidance, spoken street names, Map Share and of course IQ Routes.
  
Sporting a 4.3-inch touchscreen, drivers can access the new simplified start menu, which now features just two options – ‘Plan route’ or ‘Browse map’.

The new XL IQ Routes edition2 is also fully compatible with TomTom’s standard RDS-TMC Traffic service, however doesn't get the company's very good HD Traffic service.

The TomTom XL IQ Routes edition2 will be available from beginning of April with a recommended retail price of £139 for UK & Ireland and £159 for Western Europe.