Ford announced earlier this year that it would bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all of its 2017 models equipped with the Sync 3 infotainment system. The company has now confirmed that it will integrate Sync 3 in all 2017 cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles. The 2017 Escape, Explorer, Fusion, and Mustang already include the new in-car entertainment system, and other models like the F-150, Focus, Edge and the 2017 Super Duty will pick up Sync 3 integration later this year.
From Jeffrey Hannah, Director of North America at automotive research firm SBD:
SYNC 3 is already a major leap forward in terms of functionality, simplicity, and user experience – Ford’s promise that every new model now ships ‘Smartphone-ready’ is huge.
Ford is not taking the traditional approach of introducing Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto on a few piecemeal models or as an expensive option on luxury vehicles only. The guesswork for consumers is over – if you buy any 2017 Ford vehicle with SYNC 3, you drive off the lot with both of these innovative technologies ready to go.