Ford has introduced their latest version of their infotainment interface, SYNC 3 in India with the Endeavour SUV.
Ford SYNC 3 is a much faster touchscreen interface which comes loaded with features such as conversational voice recognition, high resolution graphic with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with Siri Eyes-Free, AppLink and software updates via Wi-Fi. Currently, the Ford Endeavour will be equipped with SYNC 3 technology in only the Titanium variants with both engine options, in the initial launch phase of the technology in India.
The new infotainment system in the Endeavour is an 8-inch screen with SYNC 3 interface and features a potentially lifesaving Emergency Assistance feature which automatically calls emergency services from a paired phone in the event of an accident, when the airbags are deployed.
The system’s voice-activated technology allows easy commands for selecting music, making calls and using the searching for destinations in satellite navigation system. The touchscreen technology includes tap, pinch-to-zoom and swipe gesture inputs with a quicker touch and voice response due to an enhanced processor.
The Ford Endeavour in India is powered by 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder and a 3.2-litre, 5-cylinder TDCi engines from the ‘Duratorq’ family. Both engines get the options of a 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions.
The SUV also gets a clever four-wheel drive system with an active transfer case with Torque on demand, Terrain Management System and a water wading capacity of 800mm with a ground clearance of 225mm. The Endeavour also comes equipped with Semi Auto Parallel Park Assist which helps locate the right sized parking spot and steers the SUV into the spot.
The Ford Endeavour, Titanium variant with the Ford SYNC 3 technology is priced as follows:
2.2l Titanium 4X2 Automatic – Rs. 27,93,000
3.2l Titanium 4X4 Automatic – Rs. 30,89,000
*All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi