Ford goes digital

* Models get digital makeover * DAB radio and USB * Control your iPod, too...

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What Car? Staff
17 October 2008

Ford goes digital

The Ford Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy are now available with digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio and USB ports to plug in a flash drive 'memory stick' or an audio source such as an iPod.

With DAB radio and USB connectivity, Ford's large cars join the Focus, C-MAX and Kuga ranges which introduced the features earlier this year.

Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy now come with DAB as standard on Ghia, Titanium, Titanium X and Titanium X Sport trims. On other specs DAB radio is an option.

Markus Pazina, Ford navigation and connectivity engineer, said: Our latest DAB systems and connectivity options provide Ford customers with digital sound quality from a broad choice of media. We have paid special attention to making the systems simple to operate, so that drivers can access the music they want safely and with a minimum of fuss.

The Ford Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy along the new Ford Fiesta on sale this month also come with a USB port.Apple iPod and other digital music players can be linked by a special connector, which enables full control of the iPods functions using the cars stereo controls.