The new Ford Edge will make its regional debut at the Beijing Auto Show. The new sport utility vehicle will feature MyFord Touch driver connect technology, powered by SYNC.
Ford’s SYNC system was first demonstrated at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show. Now MyFord Touch, powered by SYNC, is one of the highlights of the Beijing Auto Show for Ford as it will arrive in China equipped in the new Ford Edge SUV.
MyFord Touch adds even more voice control plus full-colour LCD screens for much of the information that the driver requires. The information can be customized by the driver using voice controls, touch screen technology and the five way phone style buttons mounted on the steering wheel.
Rather than reaching for a button or switch, users can play a tune from the playlist of a Bluetooth device or USB, or select a number to phone from an address book through voice commands while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Beijing Auto Show visitors will be among the first to see the next-generation Ford Focus. It’s making a global preview tour well in advance of its market introduction in China.
Ford is showing the future shape of Focus because it will be the flagship of an important new portfolio of up to 10 vehicles from one new global platform. When the next-generation Focus goes into production in China in 2012, Ford expects global volumes of its new C-car family to reach 2 million units annually. The new Focus will be sold in more than 120 markets worldwide.