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Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment to Debut on the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta

After it was launched in 2008 on the Ford Focus Mk2 as a $395 option, SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity went to become an infotainment success story. Millions of units have been produced to date, and Ford SYNC is available on all US-spec Ford and Lincoln nameplates. In the near future, the Ford SYNC 3 media system will take over the current SYNC 2 system’s dominant streak.
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Ford SYNC 3 was first detailed last December, but the first applications will be the 2016 Ford Fiesta and Ford Escape this coming summer. The 2016 Ford Mustang will follow suit. The Blue Oval’s all-new communications and entertainment system is basically and overhaul of SYNC 2. Improvements include faster performance, conversational voice recognition, intuitive phone-like touchscreen and redesigned graphics.

On sale this summer, the SYNC 3-powered 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta will integrate AppLink. This feature represents Ford’s way of integrating smartphone apps, Siri Eyes-Free, firmware software updates via Wi-Fi and better 911 Assist subscription-free emergency calling. A bit of bad news: Ford SYNC 3 infotainment is “an option,” with no intel on pricing at the time of writing.

“SYNC always has been about providing a safer way for our customers to connect their smartphones in order to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel,” declared Mark LaNeve, FoMoCo vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Customers continue to tell us they want this technology, and they want it to be fast and easy to use – like a smartphone. SYNC 3 delivers on that request.”

After more than 12 million cars equipped with SYNC infotainment, we’re not surprised. Check the release below the video for detailed info on Ford SYNC 3 features.

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