The 2017 Ford Escape is the company’s first vehicle to support Apple CarPlay

2017 Ford Escape

Back in January of this year, it was confirmed that, after an extended wait time, Ford would finally be adding vehicles to its lineup that support Apple CarPlay.

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)]