An SUV is a handy vehicle to have when dealing with urban challenges such as potholes and floods, as well as unpaved roads and trails on provincial trips. However, not everyone is comfortable with its blocky design and large exterior dimensions, not to mention the potentially expensive maintenance.
You won't have to look far to get your first (or next) car
For those who prefer to be eased than shoved into the world of SUVs, there’s the new Ford Territory compact crossover. Ford Philippines counts five reasons why its latest four-wheel model is perfect for both upwardly mobile single professionals and families.
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The first on a car that gets the potential customer’s attention is the looks, and the Territory doesn’t disappoint. It features a sleek and modern design characterized by bold lines and angles, making it definitely stand out in a sea of competitors.
That sleek exterior is sure to turn heads while turning at corners
A panoramic moonroof and LED exterior lighting such as the headlamps, tail lamps, and running lights give it a refined look that makes it right at home in any urban backdrop.
Meanwhile, the roof rails hint at the Territory’s cargo-carrying potential, especially when you spend an active weekend out of town.
Superb Space and Comfort
Despite its garage-friendly size, the Territory boasts a generous cabin that handles both passengers and cargo with ease. There’s ample space at the rear compartment for groceries and gear, and if you’re looking for more, simply collapse the 60/40 split-fold second-row seats to accommodate bigger loads.
The Territory has generous space behind the rear seats for cargo
The Territory also offers ambience and refinement with perforated leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, 7-color ambient lighting, and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster with Normal, Sport, and Fashion themes to match your mood.
A Smarter Drive
The Territory isn’t all about looks, it’s got brains to match too. Tech-savvy users who want to stay connected wherever the journey leads to can count on the 10-inch touchscreen head unit with an adjustable quad view, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
No messy cables lying around with wireless charging
Up to eight speakers bathe occupants in aural delights, while four USB ports keep the juice flowing for smartphones and tablets. If strewing cables across the cabin is too much of a hassle, there’s also onboard wireless charging for compatible devices.
Power That Leaves Nothing To Waste
SUVs generally impress with power but tend to be a letdown in terms of efficiency. Not so with the Territory’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine that makes 141 hp and 225 Nm of torque.
The 1.5L EcoBoost engine provides power and practicality
This is linked to a continuously variable transmission, which also has a Sport mode if you’re up for more spirited drives. And with lower maintenance costs resulting from a scheduled service interval of just once a year, this powertrain combo lets you have your cake and eat it, too.
SUVs are in a better position than smaller models to protect their occupants, and the Territory offers a range of safety equipment that inspires confidence in every drive.
Six airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, cruise control, and hill launch assist are just some of the standard features on the Territory.
Ford Co-Pilot360 on the top-spec Titanium offers driver-assist tech like active park assist
The top-spec Titanium trim even has the Ford Co-Pilot360 range of driver-assist technologies such as 360-degree Around View Monitor, Active Park Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Information System, and Lane Departure Warning.
The Ford Territory starts at Php 1,179,000 and is available with a 5-year scheduled service plan (SSP) for the entry-level Trend variant. Whether you’re looking for your first car or hoping to upgrade your ride, get in touch with your nearest Ford dealer today, to stake your claim on your very own Territory.
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Know more about Ford Territory
<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>
Joseph Paolo Estabillo