The Ford Territory for the Philippine market is a five-seater crossover built from the joint venture between JMC and Ford. It is positioned just above the Ford EcoSport in terms of size, and it uses a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline engine.
There are two variants for the Territory in the Philippines. The top-spec trim is the Territory Titanium+, which features active parking assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and other driver assist features. The second variant is the Territory Trend. This particular trim lacks the aforementioned driving features avialable on the top-spec model, but for the most part it comes standard with the same comfort features.
The Ford Territory entered the Philippine market back in August 2020. It is Ford Philippine's latest compact crossover model, and it also marks the brand's re-entry into this market segment. The last time Ford Philippines engaged in the compact crossover was when the Escape was available locally. Of note, the Territory sits inbetween the smaller EcoSport and the larger Everest SUV in Ford's local model lineup.
Standard exterior features for the Philippine-spec Territory's variant range are roof rails, a rear spoiler, LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED tailights, as well as front and rear foglamps. Of note, the Ford Territory is one of the few compact crossovers within its price range that's equipped with a panoramic sunroof.
The top-spec Territory Titanium+ however rides on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. In turn, the entry-level Territory Trends comes with a smaller set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Ford compact crossover can seat up to five occupants including the driver. Common on both of its trims are perforated leather seats, illuminated driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, a push to start button, steering wheel mounted controls, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Of note, the dashboard of the Territory for both of its avilable variants is mostly covered with soft touch surfaces. For interior cooling, the Territory is equipped with automatic climate control with rear vents.
As for what's different between the two variants, the Titanium+ comes with a 10-inch digital gauge cluster, whereas the Trend has an analog gauge cluster. The top-spec trim's steering wheel can be tiled and adjusted for reach, while the entry-level variant only has tilt. And lastly, the Titanium+'s driver's seat is electronically adjustable, while the Trend's driver's seat is manually adjustable.
Technology & Safety Features
When it comes to on-board tech, the Territory comes standard with a 10-inch touchscreen with an adjustable quad view. The said infotainment system can connect to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility, USB, and Bluetooth. For charging, the Ford compact crossover also has several USB ports as well as 12-volt accessory outlet. The aforementioned 10-inch touchscreen is linked to an eight-piece speaker system for the Territory Titanium+. The Trend variant meanwhile, has a six-piece speaker system.
For occupant safety, the Territory variants are equipped with electronic stability control, anti-lock braking with electronic-brake-froce distribution, traction Control, six (6) airbags, and rear parking sensors. Of note the Titanium+ variant also has front parking sensors. Also available as standard for the Territory is tire pressure monitoring system, a high-mount stop light, speed-sensing door locks, as well as ISOFIX child seat thethers.
The top-spec Territory Titanium+ is equipped with Ford's Co-Pilot360. This is the American brand's suite of driver-assist technologies which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, among others. Also, the top-spec trim comes with active parking assist, which allows the car to automatic park itself.
Platform & Chassis
The Ford Territory was joinly developed by Ford with Jiangling Motors Corporation Limited. As such, the Ford crossover shares a platform with the JMC-developed Yusheng S330. Like the said model, the Territory is a five-door compact crossover. It also has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.
When it comes to size, the Philippine-spec Ford Territory is 4,580mm in length, 1,936mm in width, and 1,674mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,716mm, and a ground clearance of 180mm.
Engine & Drivetrain
Propelling the Ford Territory for the Philippine market is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline engine. At most, this engine can churn out 141 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a continously variable transmission (CVT).
For suspension, the Territory uses a MacPherson strut type front suspension and a Multi-link rear suspension. Braking is handled by discbrakes. Also standard on the Territory is an electronic parking brake system with an auto-hold function.