Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Ford SYNC 3 in-car technology debuts in India with new Endeavour

Ford is launching its next generation voice activated in-car communication and entertainment system in India called SYNC 3. The new technology debuts in the country with Ford Endevour SUV.

The Ford SYNC 3 sports an 8-inch capacitive touch screen that offers smartphone like pinch-to-zoom and swipe functions. The system has a titled interface with quick access function tray for easily accessing the menu and other functions without getting distracted while driving.

SYNC 3 also comes with an enhanced response to voice commands for faster and easier use, and offers lifesaving Emergency Assistance feature, which automatically calls emergency services from a paired phone in the event of an accident, when air bags are deployed.

The system gets support for Android Auto and Apple Car Play, enabling Android and iOS users to access messages, phone and music, or searching for a destination while driving via the in-car system. Other features includes App Link integration for a simple way to control smartphone apps, Siri Eyes-Free capability for iPhone and software updates via Wi-Fi.

As far as Ford Endevour SUV is concerned, the seven-seater is said to be the most technologically advanced premium SUV in the country  featuring four-wheel drive system, an active case with Torque on demand, Terrain Management system (Normal/Snow/Mud/Grass/Sand/Rock, water-wading capacity of 800mm along with 225mm of ground clearance to conquer everything that comes its way. It also comes with semi automatic parking assistance, to help locate the right-sized parking spot and steer the SUV to the parking spot effortlessly.

The Ford Endevour will be offered with a choice of two diesel engines ― 2.2-liter TDCi and 3.2-liter TDCi mated to six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.

The Ford Endeavour Titanium variants with SYNC 3 in-car technology prices start at Rs. 27.93 lakh for the Titanium 4x2 automatic model and Rs. 30.89 lakh for the Titanium 4x4 automatic model.


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