We announced Ford’s upcoming new SUV, the Territory, two weeks ago. We speculated then that it will be a compact 5-seat crossover sourced from Ford China and will not be related to the midsize Australian version with the same name (which, in any case, is no longer in production). We also said that it will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic.
Well, we got two out of three right. The new Territory is indeed a compact five-seat crossover mated to a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. But it will be mated to a CVT, rather than a manual or traditional torque-converter automatic.
Ford is confident that its latest SUV offering that will launch in the country next month is set to redefine the SUV segment in the market as a spacious, feature-packed, and competitively priced SUV with the Ford DNA at its core.
Ford is targeting the Territory’s contemporary styling, performance, compact size, spacious interior, and smart and safe technologies to value-seeking young professionals and starting families.
The Territory measures 4.6m in length, 1.9m in width, and 1.7m in height. Its engine requires less service maintenance with a once-a-year scheduled service interval instead of twice a year.
Available in Titanium and Trend variants, the 5-seater SUV will be equipped with driver-assist technologies such as 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Park Assist with parallel and segment-first perpendicular parking function, leather power adjust seats with cooling function, and an in-vehicle infotainment system with 10-inch touch screen with multi-view function and wireless charging. The all-new Ford Territory also comes with panoramic moonroof and 18” inch alloy wheels.
“With the Ford DNA ingrained in its design, quality, and capability, the all-new Ford Territory is designed and engineered following Ford’s highest global quality standards to deliver an all-in-one SUV package that will deliver great value to Filipino customers looking for a stylish, spacious and technologically-advanced SUV,” says PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines.
The Philippines is the first market in Ford’s International Market Group (IMG) composed of nearly 100 markets around the world to offer the all-new Ford Territory, which will reinforce Ford’s presence in the small and mini-SUV segments in the country.
Customers can sign up for exclusive updates and product details on the all-new Ford Territory by visiting www.ford.com.ph/kmipage/.