The Ford Everest will get a welcome equipment upgrade from September, with Sync 3 infotainment to be added as standard across the Trend and Titanium variants.
The Sync 3 system means both the mid- and top-spec Ford Everest models will come with 8.0-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-swipe capability, a new home screen, embedded apps (Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps) and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.
Ford Australia CEO and president, Graeme Whickman, told Drive that some new-car buyers wanted the Everest’s seating capacity, space and towing ability, without the capability of all-wheel-drive.
“This model will make the Everest a bit more accessible and gives more people the opportunity to buy a Ford,” he said.
According to Ford, the system offers “faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touch screen and an improved graphic user interface”.
Additionally, all Everest variants will gain two new ISOFIX anchorage points for the second-row outboard seats.