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For 2013, the Ford F-150 receives new front-end design and advanced
technologies such as MyFord Touch with voice-activated driver controls and
available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.
"Farm families have always represented an important F-Series truck
constituency," said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager and FFA
sponsor board member. "For these multitasking customers, a Ford pickup means
family transportation, economic livelihood, rugged capability and reliability.
Like FFA, Ford pickups are an enduring agricultural tradition, and we are
delighted to join forces with them to reveal the new F-150 models."
The 2013 Ford F-150 adds Ford's award-winning SYNC voice-activated
communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health
Report as standard equipment in XLT series and above. This enables hands-free,
voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices.
Buyers may choose from an optional suite of SYNC Services, including Traffic
Information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google
Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather and Horoscopes.
F-150 also introduces SYNC paired with a new 4.2-inch LCD center-stack screen
that provides enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions. In
addition, the instrument cluster contains a 4.2-inch driver-configurable LCD
productivity screen including menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy
and towing/off-road applications.
Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited series models are equipped with SYNC
with MyFord Touch, adding voice control to more vehicle systems coupled with an
all-new, large 8-inch LCD color touch screen mounted in the center stack. This
package adds a media hub with two USB ports, an SD card reader and audio/video
Ford's unique truck interface allows drivers to tailor their vehicle to their
specific needs, such as wearing work gloves.
This premium system can be augmented with an available voice-activated
Navigation System, SD map-card reader, point-of-interest storage and integrated
SiriusXM Travel Link.
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