Ford is adding sat-nav and $500 price rise across all Falcon FG X and Territory MkII models from April 1 production.

AFTER A DISMAL start to 2015 with just 381 Falcons and 639 Territory’s sold in January, Ford is adding more standard kit like the sat-nav, SYNC2, Emergency Assistance, WiFi hotspot and full digital radio in a bid to attract more buyers.

According to Ford’s General Marketing Manager David Katic, “The Falcon FG X and Territory MkII already deliver high levels of customer appeal and connectivity with SYNC2, Emergency Assistance, a WiFi hotspot and full digital radio – all standard.”

“With sat-nav now available across the Falcon sedan and ute, as well as Territory ranges, from April 1 production we are aiming to make our customers’ lives more convenient.”

Currently standard on the G6E, G6E Turbo, Falcon XR6 Turbo sedan, Falcon XR6 Turbo ute, Falcon XR8 and Territory MkII Titanium, the sat-nav system will utilise the same 8-inch touchscreen. SYNC2 can be operated via the touch screen, or buttons as well as through voice commands. Extra features in the system include the car’s entertainment system, climate control and linked mobile devices – like compatible smartphones – with voice commands.

The SYNC2 sat-nav can input an address in ‘one shot’ and features a traffic message channel, with information sourced from police, traffic control centres, camera systems, traffic speed detectors, and delivered in real-time.

Landmarks and major road junctions are shown in 3D for easier reading. Instead of needing to enter a full address or point of interest into the unit, the driver simply holds the voice command button and speaks.

The addition of sat-nav sees prices rise by $500 on each model.


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