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Satellite Navigation standard in all Aussie built Fords from April 2015

Ford Australia are going out of local manufacturing with a bang – announcing this week that every single Ford built in Australia from April this year will come with Satellite Navigation as standard – that’s a pretty big call!

The last Falcon (FG X) and Territory MkII being manufactured in Broadmeadows will get Sat Nav as standard on all models alongside the Sync 2 infotainment system.

Sync_Screen-Nav

With Broadmeadows shutting down in October 2016, that’s 18 months of production with a feature that frankly should have been standard in cars for many years.  It’s essentially just a software option these days since big-screen infotainment systems became standard.

While the Falcon and Territory will be farewelled in 2016, this inclusion should be an indication of what will follow with imported models from 2017 onward.

Let’s also hope it’s a signal to other car-companies to get their act together on standard inclusions.

 

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Warren Smith

    February 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

    No no no this is a case of Ford getting rid of the crappy GPS systems in Australia before taking manufacture oversea because they would be too embarrassed to take the appalling system overseas. Our GPS in our 2012 Focus S can’t even find an address in the estate just down the road, it’s untrustworthy and unusable.. Yes we have had it updated but it just doesn’t work. Good luck overseas and good riddance.

    • Trevor Long

      February 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

      No Warren, this is using Sync 2 their global platform – so while I hear your pain, it’s unrelated mate.

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