Ford Ranger Now Even Smarter With Addition of SYNC







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: February 11, 2015
Categories: Ford, Ford Ranger

  • Award-winning Ford SYNC® now standard on Ranger XLS, XLT and Wildtrak models
  • Expanded connectivity, ease-of-use and driving safety – at no additional cost
  • Seamless integration of communications and entertainment functions with voice control

 

PRETORIA, South Africa, February 2015 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has expanded the smart technologies offered in the Ranger with the addition of its award-winning Ford SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Control.Using the innovative hands-free technology of SYNC, customers are able to connect almost any mobile phone or digital media player to the vehicle’s multimedia system via Bluetooth or USB connection.

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By means of simple voice commands or the controls mounted on the steering wheel, drivers are able to manage the system’s wide range of features, from selecting phone contacts and making calls to choosing an artist or track, and even listening to text messages.

“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.”

SYNC has become an integral part of Ford’s pioneering smart technologies that are developed to suit the modern, connected lifestyle. It is available across most of the current Ford line-up including the Fiesta, Focus, Kuga, Fusion, Transit and Tourneo.

“By introducing SYNC to the Ranger XLS, XLT and Wildtrak models at no additional cost to the customer, we are making the technology more accessible and ensuring that the Ranger stands out even further from the competition,” Delate says.

SYNC responds to and recognises up to 150 different voice commands, can store up to 12 phones and hold up to 1 000 contacts per paired phone – all of which can be dialled by voice once the phonebook is downloaded to the system, without the need to record voice tags for each contact as is the case with the current system. It can also read out incoming SMS text messages from compatible phones.

On the music front, the system fully integrates the user’s portable media players or USB device. Using the Voice Control function now allows users to specifically select artist, album, individual tracks, genre or playlists by their actual titles, thereby providing much easier control of music choices.

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FORD RANGER – Models with Ford SYNC®
INCL. VAT
INCL. Enviro Tax
Single Cab  
Ranger 2.2 (110kW) XLS Hi-Rider 6MT  R314 900
Ranger 2.2 (110kW) XLS 4x4 6MT  R369 900
Ranger 3.2 XLS Hi-Rider 6MT  R358 938
Ranger 3.2 XLS 4x4 6MT  R412 900
Super Cab
Ranger 3.2 XLS Hi-Rider 6MT  R386 900
Ranger 3.2 XLS 4x4 6MT  R435 900
Ranger 3.2 XLS 4x4 6AT  R449 900
Double Cab
Ranger 2.2 (110kW) XLS 6MT  R401 900
Ranger 2.2 (110kW) XLS 4x4 6MT  R454 900
Ranger 3.2 XLT Hi-Rider 6MT  R456 900
Ranger 3.2 XLT Hi-Rider 6AT  R469 900
Ranger 3.2 XLT 4x4 6MT  R504 900
Ranger 3.2 XLT 4x4 6AT  R515 900
Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4x2 6MT  R484 900
Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4x2 6AT  R494 900
Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4x4 6AT  R551 900

 

 

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