The PH-spec Ford Territory packs a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine; prices start at P1.179-M

A new challenger emerges
by Drei Laurel | Aug 14, 2020
PHOTO: Ford Philippines

Another Chinese-made crossover has entered the Philippine market. This time, though, the vehicle carries a familiar American badge.

This is the Ford Territory, a product of the American car manufacturer’s joint venture with Jiangling Motors Corporation . The vehicle was first introduced at the 2018 Chengdu Auto Show and has since been exported to markets outside the People’s Republic, including Brazil, Argentina, and now, ours.

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Locally, the Territory packs a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine capable of 141hp between 4,500-5,200rpm and 225Nm of torque between 1,500-4,000rpm. This comes paired with a CVT, and this setup will be carried by both the Territory Trend and Titanium+. Both variants have 180mm of ground clearance.

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You can check out the vehicle’s complete prices and variants below:

2020 Ford Territory

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  1. Ford Territory 1.5L EcoBoost Trend – P1,179,000
  2. Ford Territory 1.5L EcoBoost Titanium+ - P1,299,000

Some of the niceties the top-spec Territory Titanium+ gets include 18-inch alloy wheels (the base unit get 17-inch ones), chrome exterior bits, rain-sensing wipers, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, power seats for the driver, and safety tech like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a blind spot information system. All units, however, come with a large 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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Design-wise, the Ford Territory fits in relatively well with the rest of the brand’s local lineup. A bold-looking face and muscular shoulders help lend the crossover a relatively macho vibe, while the rear—with all of its angles and modern taillight design—is arguably the edgiest for a local Ford yet.

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This is a pretty good fit for Ford’s local lineup, offering buyers a more spacious alternative to the long-running EcoSport subcompact crossover. Do you think this vehicle will help eliminate the stigma associated with vehicles manufactured in China? Let us know in the comments.

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