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2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level

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2016 Ford Kuga: Australian update adds Sync 2, larger screen at entry level

The 2016 Ford Kuga has been given another update for Australia and, while it’s not the recently revealed styling and technology update, buyers at the entry level may be pleased - depending on their priorities, and how soon they buy...

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Ford Mustang: Australian supply improves with 2000 extra units, Sync 3 infotainment standard

Ford Australia has secured an extra 2000 Mustangs to satisfy massive local demand. Additionally, this range of MY17 Ford Mustangs due late this year will be the first to come with Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Kuga pricing and specifications

The updated, 2016 Ford Kuga will arrive in Australian showrooms next month with a reverse-view camera standard across all variants and Sync 2 in mid- and high-grade models. Previously only included in the flagship Kuga Titanium, a rear camera will be fitted to 2016 versions of the entry- and mid-level Ambiente and Trend variants...


Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017
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Ford Sync 3 set to roll out in Australia in 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhjZf0i6qaU Ford has announced its new-generation Sync 3 infotainment system will debut on the 2016 Ford Fiesta, 2016 Ford Escape  and 2016 Ford Transit in the US. The new Ford Sync 3 system is a complete overhaul of the systems that have gone before it. Superficially, Sync 3 features a altered colour palette, with larger and more clearly defined buttons...


Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker
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Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker

Ford says its new-generation infotainment system software is better suited to driving than interfaces offered by the likes of Google Auto (Android) and Apple CarPlay (iOS). Speaking with CarAdvice at the Ford GT innovation forum in Detroit today, the company’s senior technical leader for Human Machine Interface (HMI), Jeff Greenberg, noted that smartphone manufacturers do not have the equivalent experience to develop interfaces for drivers...


Ford Focus ST gains Emergency Assistance, regular models miss out
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Ford Focus ST gains Emergency Assistance, regular models miss out

The German-built Ford Focus ST has been upgraded with the manufacturer's Emergency Assistance automatic emergency services calling function. But the regular Thai-sourced Focus models will be forced to go without the potentially life-saving technology indefinitely, with Ford Australia confirming the system is currently only compatible with its European-built cars...


Ford Sync AppLink connectivity technology headed for Australia
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Ford Sync AppLink connectivity technology headed for Australia

Ford Australia has confirmed future models in its line-up will come equipped with the car maker's next-generation Sync AppLink connectivity technology. Ford launched Sync AppLink into Asia Pacific at Computex 2013 – Asia’s biggest computer exhibition held in Taipei, Taiwan – overnight, revealing the first three apps available to the region...


Ford enables software developers to create apps for its vehicles
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Ford enables software developers to create apps for its vehicles

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Ford Australia rolling out SYNC across the range
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Ford Australia rolling out SYNC across the range

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Ford Focus: Specifications of Thai-built update revealed
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Ford Focus: Specifications of Thai-built update revealed

Specifications for the Ford Focus MkII range, which sees the production source switch from Germany to Thailand, have been released on the Australian car maker's website ahead of the small car's local showroom launch on August 1. While Ford Australia is yet to confirm full details, the new Focus will see the inclusion of Ford's Sync voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity system, as well as the advanced Active City Stop safety technology...