Ford has introduced the next-generation of its voice activated in-car technology SYNC 3 in India. The new communications and entertainment system will be initially available on Titanium variants of Ford Endeavour, providing customers a safer way to connect their smartphones while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
This system has lifesaving Emergency Assistance feature which automatically calls emergency services from a paired phone in the event of an accident, when the airbags are deployed.
SYNC 3 features an interactive 8-inch capacitive touch screen. This system runs Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enabling both Android and iOS users easier and safer access to Messages, Phone and Music. Other new features include seamless integration of AppLink for a simple way to control smartphone apps, Siri Eyes-Free capability for Apple iPhone and software updates via Wi-Fi.
Ford SYNC is the industry’s first system to offer voice-activated technology to control smartphones, selecting music, making a call or searching for a destination. With the new capacitive touch screen technology, SYNC 3 is optimized for hands-free use, and offers an experience similar to a smartphone, like quicker touch and voice response. Gestures like pinch- to-zoom and swipe are central to it along with crisp, modern graphics.
Phone contacts are searchable via a simple swipe of the finger to scroll through the alphabet. With One Box Search, users can look up points of interest or enter addresses in much the same way they use an Internet search engine.
SYNC 3 further enhances Ford Endeavour’s credentials as the most technologically advanced premium SUV in India. The seven-seat SUV features a clever four-wheel drive system, an active transfer case with Torque on demand, a first-in-segment Terrain Management System which enhances Endeavour’s capabilities by allowing drivers to choose from four preset modes – Normal, Snow/Mud/Grass, Sand and Rock. To reduce parking anxiety, the Semi Auto Parallel Park Assist helps locate the right sized parking spot and steers the SUV effortlessly.
Endeavour is offered with a choice of two diesel engines from Ford’s globally-proven Duratorq family – 2.2-liter TDCi and 3.2-liter TDCi — mated to durable and efficient six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.
The prices of Ford Endeavour Titanium variants with SYNC 3 in-car technology are listed below:
|Engine & Variant||Price|
|2.2l Titanium 4X2 Automatic||2,793,000|
|3.2l Titanium 4X4 Automatic||3,089,000|