Ford PH expands lineup with addition of all-new Territory
The local arm of the Blue Oval has removed the drapes on the all-new Ford Territory, expanding its SUV line-up back to five.
Announced as coming to the Philippines as early as last month, the Asia-based model is the product of Ford Motor Company and its joint venture partner Jiangling Motors Corporation.
The new crossover is said to be the second model that Ford launched in the country digitally, the first being the Ford F-150 back in late June.
Ford Philippines president and managing director PK Umashankar expressed confidence in the latest offering.
“The Ford Territory will boost our growing SUV lineup as a new product born out of Ford’s long-standing heritage and expertise in the utility segment,” he said.
“We are confident that the Ford Territory will offer a new driving experience to Filipino customers as a modern, spacious and technologically-advanced SUV that delivers great value,” he added.
The Ford Territory is equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine mated to a CVT transmission with Sport mode that delivers more than 140 horsepower and 225NM of torque.
A vehicle made for the urban setting, the all-new Ford Territory is fitted with elements that complement the overall design, which includes LED headlamps, tail lamps and daytime running lamps, auto on/off headlamps with follow-me home feature, front and rear fog lamps, panoramic moon roof, rear spoiler, and roof rails.
For its interior, the all-new Ford Territory offers a refined riding experience, thanks to its perforated leather seat material, Smart Keyless Entry with Push Button Start, leather steering wheel with mounted controls, power door lock with central locking, speed sensing door locks, rear view mirror with auto-dimming and high-mount USB port, leather-covered center console with dual-lid opening, sunglasses holder, 7 cup and bottle holders, and 12-volt power outlet.
The all-new Ford Territory will be offered in two variants namely Ford Territory in Titanium+ and Trend.
Some exterior enhancements were made solely for the Titanium+ variant such as:
- 18” alloy wheels,
- gloss black with chrome inserts on the front grille,
- rain-sensing front windshield wipers,
- power folding mirrors,
- puddle lamps, and
- chrome exterior door handles.
On the inside, occupants can experience the following features:
- heated and cooled front seats,
- 10-inch fully-digital display instrument cluster with 3 selectable themes (Normal, Sport, and Fashion),
- tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment,
- power windows with one touch up/down function on all windows,
- ambient lighting with seven color options
It is also packed with smart features that go with the two variants such as the 10-inch touchscreen, four USB ports and multiple speakers (6 for the Trend and 8 for the Titanium+). The Titanium+ now comes with wireless charging capabilities, which is also seen in the Expedition.
Ford Co-Pilot360, the Blue Oval’s suite of driver-assist technologies, is also in the Ford Territory Titanium+ variant. This includes Active Park Assist with parallel-parking and the segment-first perpendicular parking, 360 Degree Around View Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Information System and Lane Departure Warning.
Safety features that come as standard are Electronic Stability Control including ABS, EBD and Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, six airbags, rear parking sensors and Tire Pressure Monitoring System with individual tire pressure display, as well as High Mount Stop Lamp and Child Seat ISOFIX Anchorage Points.
Retailed with an introductory price of P1.179 million for the Trend variant and P1.299 million for the Titanium+ variant, the Ford Territory is available in six hues including Ruby Red, Diffused Silver, and Panther Black for both variants, Star White for the Trend variant, and Crystal Pearl White and Moonstone Blue for the Titanium+ variant.
All customers who will be purchasing the Ford Territory from August 14 to September 15, 2020 will have a free three-year scheduled service plan (SSP).
Photo/s from Ruben D. Manahan IV
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