Ford Philippines is set to add another vehicle to its local lineup soon in the form of the Ford Territory. The Philippines will be the first market in the Blue Oval’s International Market Group (IMG) to receive the all-new crossover first amongst a group of nearly 100 other different markets. While the Ford Territory originally made its debut in Australia it has since been discontinued, on the other hand, the model making its way into our country will indeed be all-new.
The 2020 Ford Territory is a result of a partnership between Ford and the Chinese automaker JMC. The result is that the new crossover will be coming from China and will be placed above the EcoSport in the American brand’s local lineup. With that in mind, the Ford Territory will be going up against the likes of other compact crossovers in its class.
The Ford Territory shares a similar design language to that of if it's much bigger brother the Ford Explorer. It features a large upper grille with sleek and long headlights at the front. While there are no official specifications yet for the Philippine model we assume it will arrive with at least one variant coming with LED or HID lighting. The new crossover also features boomerang daytime running lights as well as what appears to be a plastic front skid plate. The Ford Territory also comes with a sloped roofline that tapers off to the rear of the vehicle culminating in a wrap-around window look. It also gets wrap-around tail lights, dual exhausts, and a roof-mounted spoiler. Dimension wise the all-new crossover measures in at 4,580mm in length, 1,936mm in width, and 1,674mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,716mm.
On the inside the Ford Territory comes with a massive touchscreen infotainment system at the center of its dashboard, with an array of buttons and controls just below it. This may hint to the vehicle coming to the Philippine markets loaded with features. Aside from this the vehicle also comes with a digital speedometer as well as a large tachometer. Similar to that of other recent vehicles coming from China the Territory also comes equipped with a large panoramic sunroof.
Power and possible pricing
There are no official specifications yet with regards to what engine the all-new Ford Territory could have once it enters the local market. However, we can assume that it could be powered by a 1.5-liter Ecoboost motor that is capable of pushing out 160hp and 225 nm of torque. Transmission options for the all-new crossover could come in the form of either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Ford Territory will be entering the market sometime in August with a competitive price point. Speaking of pricing, the all-new crossover is estimated to have a price range between P800,000 to a bit over the P1,200,000 mark – that's without taxes and import duties being accounted for. With that said, the introduction of the all-new Ford Territory will surely offer buyers more options for those interested in getting a new crossover this year.
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