NAVIGON, makes of the turn-by-turn app MobileNavigator, have introduced a "design focused" iPhone car kit. It includes an iPhone mounting cradle (suction pad type), an Apple-certified connection cord and a car charger.

"The iPhone is the most elegant smartphone available, therefore a mount should never get in the way of showcasing the design," said Gerhard Mayr, vice-president worldwide mobile phones & new markets, NAVIGON. “The new NAVIGON car kit is a stylish example of German tech design with its “barely there” look, letting iPhone users navigate in style." The mount is easy to fix to the windshield, reduces driver distraction and positions the iPhone for optimal GPS signal. The included car charger and the five foot long connection cable (combined $25 value) make sure the iPhone battery doesn’t drain. The NAVIGON Car Kit is now available for the iPhone 3G/S and 4 and sells for $49.99 with free shipping (introductory price of $44.99 until Feb 3, 2011) from

They've also updated their Traffic Live feature to include more comprehensive traffic feeds from INRIX, increasing road coverage by 76% to over 200,000 miles across North America. Major changes include integration of more than 87,000 miles of secondary roads, for example city streets and arterials.

Anyone looking for a navigation-specific cradle?