Earlier in the year, Ford announced that it had given the Ranger T6 facelift a number of equipment updates for the Australian market, with the automaker’s SYNC 3 infotainment system being among the new kit being placed in.
Now, SYNC 3 makes its local debut on the pick-up, though it’s only available only on the 3.2L Wildtrak Automatic 4×4 Wildtrak High Rider model (the rest of the Ranger line-up is equipped with SYNC Gen 1 system, with a 4.2-inch display).
The system, which premiered in 2014, replaces the present SYNC 2 system. It features faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, an intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and an improved graphic interface over the current outing.
Key features include an eight-inch touchscreen with capacitive touch technology that allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features, and SYNC 3 comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as well as compatibility with apps such as Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps+.
The system should also be found on the Everest 3.2L Titanium 4×4 soon, and the local S550 Mustang will also eventually get it, as new shipments progress. No change in pricing, as the entire Ranger model line-up underwent a price hike in July. The 3.2L Wildtrak Automatic 4×4 High Rider is presently priced at RM139,838, on-the-road without insurance.