Ford SYNCs it Ranger
Ford Ranger XLS, XLT and Wildtrak models now benefit from the addition of the company’s SYNC system.
Available across most of the current Ford line-up, the company says that SYNC has become an integral part of its pioneering smart technologies that are developed to suit the modern, connected lifestyle.
The system allows drivers to connect almost any mobile phone or digital media player to the vehicle’s multimedia system via Bluetooth or USB connection. It uses voice commands, or controls mounted on the steering wheel, to access phone contacts, make calls, choose an artist or track, and even listen to text messages.
SYNC recognises and responds to up to 150 different voice commands, can store up to 12 phones and hold up to 1 000 contacts per paired phone.
“Ford SYNC has revolutionised the way drivers interact with their vehicles; providing intuitive and convenient control of the in-car communications and entertainment features,” says Tracey Delate, Ford marketing manager.
“The system also makes an important contribution to driving safety by allowing the driver to focus on the road while using voice commands for a vast range of functions,” she reiterates.
The company has introduced the technology at no additional cost, with prices starting at R314 900 for the Ranger 2.2 XLS Hi-Rider six-speed manual single cab.