In recent years, we’ve seen cars rolling out from production lines in China straight onto our roads. Gone are the days when consumers questioned the reliability of these products. Now, they are actually desirable, with more and more carmakers introducing models from the People’s Republic. The newest is Ford’s entry to the compact crossover segment, the Territory.
The Territory sits above the EcoSport and below the Everest in the American carmaker’s local lineup. And for this review, we were able to drive the top-of-the-line EcoBoost Titanium+ which carries a P1,299,000 price tag.
Inside, the compact crossover gets a lot of soft-touch materials on the center console and door panels. You’ll see plenty of faux-wood trims on the dashboard and piano black plastic around the center display.
Under the hood, the Territory comes equipped with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that puts out 141hp at 4,500-5,200rpm and 225Nm between 1,500-4,000rpm. It also comes with a 360-degree camera, an all-digital instrument panel, and a large touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
Still not sure whether an American compact crossover by way of China is worth it? Hit the play button to find out our thoughts on the Ford Territory.