Update for Ford SYNC AppLink now available

Ford have released a new update to their SYNC AppLink software, enabling a select number of owners to upgrade their version of the ground-breaking in-car infotainment system.

Proving a huge success since its unveiling in January 2007, Ford SYNC is a communications and entertainment platform which allows drivers to answer telephone calls hands-free, as well as to conduct actions like changing music channels through the use of voice commands. It was met with critical acclaim upon release, winning the Best of What's New Award for 2008 from Popular Science Magazine, as well as a host of favourable reviews from critics.

2011 saw the debut of Ford SYNC AppLink - software which allowed for a host of mobile phones and handheld devices to run applications through the voice command features, radio and steering wheels of integrated vehicles. First seen in the Ford Fiesta of that year, it has gone on to become one of the most appealing aspects of owning a new Ford car.

Downloadable free of charge

Known as SYNC Applink 2.0, the newly-released upgrade is currently available for owners of models with existing versions of the software installed to download for free. It will also be made available in millions of upcoming units in the future, with the new Ford Ka, Focus and Fiesta among the vehicles tipped to reap the benefits.

This upgrade is a clear indication of Ford's determination to offer the very best experience for both driver and passenger, with the manufacturer aiming to make every aspect of the cockpit easier and convenient to use.

If you are looking for a new car and want to experience SYNC AppLink in a new Ford vehicle, be sure to come along to one of the certified Ford dealers operated by the Foray Motor Group around the South West.

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