In recent years, Ford has stayed ahead of the competition when it comes to connectivity, but this wasn’t always the case. Older Ford models, specifically those between 2010 and 2016, lacked several common features, but the automaker is taking steps to rectify the problem. A new SmartLink retroactive connectivity system will soon be available for older Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
The new SmartLink system will provide owners with a range of new features that are available on current models, but weren’t offered at the time their vehicle was purchased. New features include remote engine start, maintenance notifications, and more.
“Offering [SmartLink] through our dealerships is another way to keep us connected with our customers and earn their loyalty,” said Stephen Odell, Ford’s executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service.
Notably, Ford is upping the ante with its closest competitors by offering a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capable of connecting to up to eight devices. The connection will be supported through partnerships with Verizon and Delphi.
The tech-savvy move makes Ford the first in the industry to offer retroactive connectivity to customers. Users will be able to schedule service through SmartLink as well.
SmartLink retroactive connectivity will officially launch this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced.
We here at Hassett Pre-Owned are happy to see older Ford and Lincoln models becoming better than ever!
When it comes to getting the job done, more guys trust the Ford F-150. But don’t take it from us; take it from David Koonce, President of General Shelters. General Shelters is a company located in heart of Texas forest country that, since 1973, has been building every type of portable and modular building imaginable. And what truck do they use to haul buildings (literally) across the state to their customers?
You guessed it. The Ford F-150.
See, David used to be a GM guy, but after driving a short distance in the GM truck with a building attached to it, he realized it just didn’t have the power he needed. However, in his F-150, David says, “the horsepower and low-end torque is there. I feel confident in being able to go anywhere with this.”
Clearly David has his mind made up when it comes to trucks. But what about you? If you’re still debating what truck is the best when it comes to work, come on down to Hassett Automotive and take one for a test drive. No truck gets the job done like a Ford F-150.
A couple weeks ago we posted a picture in our blog and on our social media sites letting people know that Hassett Automotive is helping Hurricane Sandy victims by offering $500 off your new car if your car was damaged in the storm. Well, we wanted to let you all know that we have decided to step it up a little bit, and we are now offering up to $1,000 off new Ford or Lincoln vehicles if your car was damaged by Sandy. This offer is only good on new Ford or Lincolns.
Subaru, on the other hand, is offering $500 off the purchase or lease of any new or certified pre-owned Subaru.
The bottom line is Hassett is here to help. If your car was lost or damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy, come to Hassett Automotive. We would love to help you find a new car for you and your family.