Sometimes, when evaluating optional automobile features, we make a call in the moment to save some money and regret it after the fact. Other times, new technology is developed months or years after we’ve purchased a vehicle, technology we would have loved to have in our own car. If you’ve been wishing for some comprehensive connectivity tech inside your 2010-2017 Ford vehicle, you’re in luck: Fordpass Smartlink®, available nationwide later this year, makes it possible to add 4G connectivity to your favorite Ford car, truck, or SUV.

That connectivity comes in the form of a Version 4G LTE-enabled OBD II plug-in device and smartphone control through FordPass. You’ll be able to tap into your Ford vehicle as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and use your smartphone to access existing key fob features, along with vehicle health and security alerts and vehicle location tracking. FordPass Smartlink is being rolled out to Ford dealerships in mid-2018 and is part of the Ford brand’s ambitious connectivity plans. By 2019, 100 percent of the automaker’s vehicles will be built with connectivity.

Susan Heystee, senior vice president, worldwide OEM business at Verizon Connect echoed the enthusiasm of the Ford company, saying that “Having reliable Wi-Fi on the go is no longer just ‘nice to have’ – it’s become a ‘must-have,’ and Ford recognizes that.”

So if you were hesitant to buy a pre-owned Ford vehicle or Ford certified pre-owned vehicle because it wouldn’t have all the high-tech highlights you were looking for, fear not! Head into Folsom Lake Ford today for a test drive. With more than 60 pre-owned and certified pre-owned Ford vehicles available here at our dealership near Sacramento, CA, and FordPass Smartlink on the way, you can drive yesterday’s car with tomorrow’s tech, all for less than the cost of today’s Ford models.