New Ford SYNC 3 System Coming Next Year

Ford has announced that next year, Ford cars can be equipped with the new Ford SYNC 3 system. This updated system has an easier-to-use interface, more conversational voice recognition functions, and an updated graphical interface.

“Ford is delivering an easier way for customers to stay connected,” said Raj Nair, Ford chief technical officer and group vice president, Global Product Development, in a statement. “SYNC 3 is another step forward in delivering connectivity features customers most want, and they tell us this kind of technology is an important part of their decision to buy our vehicles.”

To develop this next-generation system, Ford built upon its experience with more than 10 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road around the world. It also used more than 22,000 customer comments and suggestions along with research clinics to design the updated system.

New features will include a seamless integration of AppLink, Siri Eyes-Free for iPhones, Wi-Fi updates, and a subscription-free 911 Assist that lets drivers make emergency calls after a significant accident.

Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we can’t wait to see the new Ford SYNC 3 system in action when it arrives next year.

new Ford SYNC 3 system

Lincoln Black Label Experience to Create Ultimate Luxury

Lincoln is upping its luxury game with their new “Black Label” experience, which was revealed earlier this month. This upgrade will provide an even more premium feel to the interiors of Lincoln vehicles, making trips all the more comfortable.

Black Label is being described as “upscale, customized vehicle interiors and membership perks,” and the movement will hit 32 Lincoln dealerships in six different states next month, for vehicles such as the new MKC crossover and the MKZ sedan.

The upgrade option – which can be purchased for about $5,995 – puts Venetian leather in your car as well as a list of exclusive colors. Once the upgrade is purchased, owners are also eligible to join the Black Label club, for car washes and detailing among other perks.

“It is the ultimate expression of what the Lincoln brand will stand for,” said group marketing manager for Lincoln, Andrew Frick in USA Today.

Are you excited about the Lincoln Black Label experience? For more information or to check out our Lincoln models here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, stop by today for a test drive.

Lincoln Black Label Experience

Helping Those in Need for the Holidays: The Ford Hunger Relief Initiative

Ford Hunger Relief Initiative

In order to help the less fortunate, Ford recently involved itself with a hunger relief initiative during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Though they focused on Detroit, they also donated over $1 million to help the hungry all over the US.

At Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford,  we were moved to hear about the Ford hunger relief initiative, which partnered with The Salvation Army. Ford donated a new delivery truck to the Salvation Army, which will help deliver over 5,000 meals per day in Detroit. The Ford E-350 came with a year of free gas, courtesy of Marathon.

Jim Vella, President of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, said, “By addressing the issue of hunger through other programs such as Ford Mobile Food Pantries, Ford Focus on Child Hunger and Meet Up and Eat Up, we are going further to create stronger communities.”

They were able to donate over $1.3 million in hunger relief support all across the US, according to Ford. More than $40,000 of that was spent in Detroit over Thanksgiving to support the Holiday Meals on Wheels program, giving 6,000 seniors a nice meal for the holiday. It is things like this that show how Ford really cares about giving back.

Things to Do Around Pittsburgh in December

Pittsburgh in December

December is upon us at last, which means it’s time to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in one of the most wonderful cities in America.

There’s plenty to do in and around Pittsburgh in December, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus. Here are some of Shults Ford’s guaranteed best bets for an unforgettable time:

Santa Skates – What better way to celebrate Christmas with the kids than to take them skating with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick himself? MassMututal Ice Rink will be holding Skate with Santa events on December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 2-4 pm.

The Pittsburgh Creche – Open through January 7th, the Creche holds the world’s lone authorized replication of the Nativity Creche that can be found outside Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

The Renaissance City Choir Holiday Concert: Winter Serenade – Being held at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on December 13th from 7:30 pm, the concert will feature Pittsburgh’s preeminent LGBTQA choir singing unique tunes that are geared toward all audiences.

Miniature Railroad & Village – located at the Carnegie Science Center in North Shore, the Miniature Railroad & Village is seen by as many as 365,000 visitors every year. With new models being added every year, there’s no reason not to schedule a repeat visit this season.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – The weather outside might be white, but it’s green on green at the Phipps, where 2.5 acres of gardens and ponds will satiate your need for spring all winter long.

Have a particular favorite attraction in or around Pittsburgh? Have an event of your own you’d like to tell us about? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!