Coming to the Philippines around next month, the Ford Territory is set to redefine Ford’s position in the compact crossover segment. To do just that, the American marque gave the Territory several key features that’ll make it stand out among the competition like the Nissan X-Trail, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and Geely Azkarra.
Ford PH's upcoming challenger in the local compact crossover segment will debut next month
Under the hood, the Ford Territory will be propelled by a 1.5-liter inline EcoBoost engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is quite different from the Mitsubishi Orion engine that’s equipped to the China-spec model.
Ford is yet to reveal the official output numbers, but based on the Chinese-spec Territory, the one we’re getting might be able to make up to 137 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. According to Ford, the 1.5-liter engine and the CVT have been built for fuel economy and reliability, and smooth driving experience in mind.
The Territory rides on 18-inch alloy wheels
Inside, passengers of the Ford Territory will get to enjoy a lot of nifty gadgets and features like the ten-inch touchscreen with wireless charging and a built-in multi-view function, leather-clad power-adjustable seats with a cooling function, a panoramic moonroof, and many others.
It's also luxurious looking inside
When talking about what features will make it stand out however, the Ford Territory will be equipped with an active parking assist system, which will enable the Territory to park itself. It even has a parallel parking function, as well as a perpendicular parking function.
Note that the only other crossovers in the Philippines that come with a similar feature is the BMW X5, which is luxurious but pricey, and the Geely Coolray which is a subcompact crossover so it probably won’t compete against the Territory at all.
It appears to have lots of space too
Apart from the active park assist, the Ford Territory will also come with a wealth of safety features like a 360-degree camera, and adaptive cruise control.
The Ford Territory's front end is a sleek and stylish affair
Note that the Territory, once it reaches Philippine shores will come in two variants, the Trend and the Titanium. According to wheels.ph, the former could be priced at around Php 1.4 million, while the latter at around Php 1.8 million.
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Know more about Ford Territory 2021
<p>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. </p> <p>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.</p>
Cesar G.B. Miguel