Ford just announced that all model-year 2017 vehicles will be available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as part of Fords growing Sync infotainment platform.
Ford says they will first offer CarPlay and Android Auto on the upcoming 2017 Escape, set to debut sometime this spring.
However, owners of 2016 models equipped with Sync 3 will be eligible for an upgrade later this year.
“Sync allows customers to bring the smartphone technology they’re comfortable with into a vehicle and use it without hassle,” Don Butler, executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services for Ford, said in a statement.
This brings us to the Focus RS. As far as we know despite its spring on-sale date like the 2017 Escape, Ford will roll out the RS as a 2016 model. Meaning owners could have to wait until later in the year for full-on smartphone integration if the car doesn't ship with the software.