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Check Out These Cool New Ford SYNC Apps

 

New Ford SYNC Apps

2014 Ford Escape Interior

Ford has introduced several cool, new apps for Ford SYNC AppLink to improve owner convenience and entertainment, including AccuWeather, Life360, and Radio Disney.

The AccuWeather app introduces MinuteCast technology to AppLink customers, which uses an exact address of GPS location to provide minute-by-minute forecasting, information about precipitation type, intensity, and duration to the driver, so the weather will never surprise or hinder you ever again.

Life360 is a free smartphone app that helps family members and close friends stay in touch by showing where they are on a private map and allowing them to send group or one-to-one messages. Being busy is no longer an excuse not to stay in touch!

Most of all, families will enjoy Radio Disney, a 24-hour network devoted to kids and tweens with family-friendly content. It features music, interviews, and live performances by some of today’s most popular artists.

Enjoy these new Ford SYNC apps and all the rest AppLink has to offer with a new Ford car or truck from Highway Ford!

Sao Paulo Motor Show Surprises with Ford’s EcoSport Storm Concept

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The Sao Paulo Motor Show, a lesser-known auto event, has given us a glimpse of Ford’s EcoSport Storm concept. The vehicle looks heavy duty, like it could weather anything you throw its way. Taking styling cues from the brand’s Raptor pick-up, the Storm features a huge front grille with the Ford name stamped right on it, plus has similar underbody protection and tough alloy wheels.

The little Storm looks ready for some serious off-roading, which could give the equally tiny Jeep Renegade a run for its money! In its press release, Honda says the vehicle was “created to convey strength and power, starting with the grid aggressive profile. The paint in the color “Blue Storm,” with details in black and silver, is supplemented by special graphics on the sides.” You can read the full press release here. When the Storm reaches production it will most likely come with a four-cylinder gas engine that will easily meet your all-terrain needs.

Come on over to Highway Ford today and try out all of our latest models. Don’t wait to schedule a test drive!

Keep $6,000 in Your Pocket with the 2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Drop

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Ford has cut the price of the 2015 Ford Focus Electric by another $6,000. The 2014 Ford Focus Electric plug-in is shown here.

With yet another $6,000 price drop for the 2015 model, the Ford Focus Electric has gone from being a bargain to being a steal here at Highway Ford.

Last year, Ford had lowered the $39,200 price of the Focus Electric by about $4,000 to try to increase sales. Now, with the new discount, the EV will start at a mere $29,995, giving consumers not just an incentive to take a look at the car but rather something more like a vigorous push.

With these price drops, Ford hopes to take a bigger piece of the EV pie that it has been sharing with the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt, Honda Fit EV, and Mitsubishi i, all of which have also received discounts at some point in their lifetimes to try to remain competitive.

Thanks to the $6,000 discount, the Focus Electric is now priced almost identically to the Nissan Leaf, despite being offered exclusively in top-spec SEL trim, which features equipment similar to that of the more expensive mid-level LEAF.

Take advantage of the new Ford Focus Electric price drop!

Ford Teams Up With Blackberry on MyTouch Infotainment System

You may have heard that Ford was going a new direction with their new MyTouch in-car infotainment system. No longer will tech-giant Microsoft be the software supplier for Ford, as the American car company has decided to go with Blackberry and the QNX.

According to a Ford statement published by the Detroit Free Press “Ford works with a variety of partners and suppliers to develop and continuously improve our in-car connectivity systems for customers.”

The switch is partly being made in response to Consumer Reports’ annual auto-reliability survey in which, Ford ranked 26 out of 28. However this is just one survey and there are plenty of consumers who live MyTouch the way it is. While Ford will not officially “discuss details… or speculate on future products for competitive reasons” the switch will likely propel Ford up the ranks in the near future as the QNX system has already proved to be successful in some other car brands.

We’ll have to wait to see this change implemented in the new MyTouch infotainment system, but you can look forward to getting the latest offerings from Ford at Highway Ford.

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