Ford has officially announced that the 2017 Ford Escape will be the company’s first to offer Apple CarPlay in its in-dash system. Ford will be integrating the feature into its latest-generation Ford SYNC platform, which is now version 3. The vehicle goes on sale this May, but pricing wasn’t disclosed in the announcement.
“New Escape – first Ford vehicle to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – aims to maintain sales momentum and attributes that led it to a tie* as Highest-Ranked Compact SUV by J.D. Power in Initial Quality; Escape is the No. 2-selling Ford vehicle in the United States, second only to F-Series.”
While the 2017 Escape is the first Ford vehicle to support Apple CarPlay, the company plans to offer even more vehicles with the in-car system as an option as well. More than that, Ford also plans on offering updates to some older vehicles to bring the option to even more drivers.[via Ford (Businesswire)]