Ford has been able to move a lot of their crappy Focus coupes and sedans with their Ford SYNC powered by Microsoft entertainment system, which does everything but let you forget you're driving a Focus. But, as we mentioned, Microsoft and Garmin have teamed up to provide systems for other automakers. The first car to get this treatment standard is the FWD Suzuki SX4 sport/crossover, which clocks in at under $16K (the AWD version is slightly higher than $16K). The new system, called TRIP, will offer Microsoft Network features such as real-time traffic, weather, local event listings, bluetooth integration, audible text messaging and up-to-date cheap gas finding. Our favorite available feature is the community website that will let all users input their own destinations, routes and POI and share them with others. An early picture of the system above, press release below.
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