New Ford Territory Delivers Progressive Design, Smart Technologies and Family-Friendly Features

he arrival of the new Territory heralds Ford’s entrance into the five-seater small sport utility vehicle segment with a stylish and compelling package that provides exceptional space, comfort, smart technologies and safety.“The Territory is an exciting addition to our South African line-up, with a modern design and advanced technologies that will appeal to young, smart and connected customers,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager for Marketing at Ford South Africa.“With a commanding presence on the road, exceptional space and practicality inside, and an extensive range of high-tech features, we expect the Territory to be a popular addition to the fast-growing small SUV segment in South Africa,” Mashinini says. Progressive design The new Territory features Ford’s ‘Progressive Energy in Strength’ design philosophy, which embodies three fundamental design principles: commanding, agile, and responsive.From front to back, a strong shoulder line enhances the power and progressive energy of the new Territory’s contemporary design language. The elements in the body and rear of the vehicle emphasize 3D floating graphics and represent youthfulness and energy. Innovative LED lighting technology is used for the headlamps and 3D taillights, giving this model a unique and distinctive identity.The Territory’s front-end is framed coast-to-coast by the integrated grille and LED daytime running lights, creating a signature light effect. The strong corners with integrated main lamps enhance the new Territory’s look of readiness, purpose, and stability.From the side, the Territory appears highly expressive. Its sculpted body side, combined with the sharp crease that runs under the beltline and the powerful rear haunch, lend a dynamic aesthetic and sense of agility. Attractive alloy wheels across the range continue this theme, with 18-inch versions on the Ambiente and Trend derivatives, and 19-inch rims on the range-topping Titanium.The panoramic moonroof is finished off by a floating rear-pillar graphic adding to the streamlined look of the vehicle in profile. Sophisticated interiorThe interior of the Territory is both modern and spacious, with the abundant technology seamlessly integrated to provide an intuitive user experience.It is dominated by strong horizontal lines that emphasize the cabin’s width and sense of openness. Soft-wrapped inserts punctuated by stitching and high-quality finishes create a sense of layering, which contributes to a smart modern and yet warm environment.The double-deck console design incorporates convenient wireless phone charging on the Trend and Titanium models. On the luxurious Titanium model, a powered twin-panel Panoramic Moonroof bathes the cabin in natural light for front and rear-seat occupants, further enhancing the sense of space and freedom. Multi-colour LED ambient lighting on the top-spec model reinforces its luxury status.The Ambiente is equipped with dark Domino fabric trim for the supremely comfortable seats, while the Trend features high-quality Domino vinyl trim. The Titanium stands out with eye-catching two-tone Peacock Blue and Domino full leather trim that reinforces sophistication and upmarket appeal. Advanced technologiesAt the centre of the new Territory experience is a panoramic display that integrates a 12.3-inch high-definition digital instrument cluster on the Titanium model, or a 7-inch TFT cluster with primary analogue gauges on the Ambiente and Trend.Across all models a 12.3-inch landscape infotainment touchscreen is nestled into the soft-touch instrument panel. It can be operated by the user’s finger or a rotary controller on the centre console and helps to declutter the cabin by moving many vehicle controls onto the screen.A Bluetooth audio system is integrated into the centre touchscreen that provides wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity, complemented by convenient steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The Ambiente and Trend models have six speakers, while the Titanium audio system is enhanced with eight speakers. Three USB ports are provided up front along with an additional USB port at the rear, and wireless charging is included on the Trend and Titanium derivatives.On the safety front, all Territory models are equipped with an extensive range of standard driver assist and collision mitigation features, including Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control and Ford’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A total of six airbags are provided, comprising dual front side, and curtain airbags. Vehicle security is taken care of with the smart key Passive Entry and Passive Start (PEPS), supported by a Thatcham-grade alarm system and immobiliser.Additionally, the Titanium model gains the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Change Assist. It also boasts a Traffic Jam Assistant, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control. Refined EcoBoost performanceThe new Territory is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that delivers a superb blend of performance and efficiency. It produces 138kW of power matched to a substantial 318Nm of torque.The EcoBoost engine, which has Auto Start-Stop across the range, is matched to an advanced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that delivers exceptional responsiveness and performance while maximising fuel economy. In keeping with the high level of technology deployed in the Territory, gear selection is by means of a rotary e-Shifter located in the centre console, in combination with an electronic parking brake.Drive is delivered to the front wheels with four Selectable Drive Modes available, comprising Normal, Eco, Sport, or Mountain to optimize power, torque, and fuel efficiency according to the driving conditions. This is complemented by handy driver assist technologies such as Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control for optimal control on steep gradients. Pricing (includes VAT):
DerivativesRecommended Retail Price (excl. optional Service Plan)Recommended Retail Price (incl. optional Service Plan)Territory Ambiente 1.8L EcoBoost 7AT R576 000 R590 000Territory Trend 1.8L EcoBoost 7ATR632 000 R646 600 Territory Titanium 1.8L EcoBoost 7AT R707 000 R721 000 Included as standard is Ford Protect comprising a four-year/120 000km warranty, four-year/unlimited distance Roadside Assistance and five-year/unlimited distance corrosion warranty. The recommended service interval is 15 000km or annually, whichever occurs first. In addition, over the counter parts (OTC) and service parts warranty (SPW) are covered for two-year/unlimited distance.Customers have the option of purchasing a service or maintenance plans up to eight years or 135 000km. The warranty can be extended up to seven years or 200 000km, while the Roadside Assistance can be extended for an additional one or two years. # # # 2. Progressive Design Philosophy Gives New Ford Territory Distinctive Appeal Stylish and progressive design expresses energy and strength while providing exceptional space and comfortInnovative LED front and rear lighting gives the Territory a unique visual appealHigh-tech interior is spacious, luxurious and smart with seamlessly integrated technologies including panoramic display with 12.3-inch digital infotainment touchscreen
The new Territory features Ford’s ‘Progressive Energy in Strength’ design philosophy, which is based on the rich heritage of the brand and its iconic designs. It embodies three fundamental design principles: commanding, agile, and responsive.“Our team’s goal with the new Territory’s design was to create a commanding, forward-moving form that expresses energy and strength while providing space and comfort,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager for Marketing at Ford South Africa. “The strong, full-width signature frontal graphics and strong stance work together to give our vehicles a confident presence.”From front to back, a strong shoulder line enhances the power and progressive energy of the new Territory’s contemporary design language. The elements in the body and rear of the vehicle emphasize 3D floating graphics and represent the youthfulness and energy of this SUV. Innovative LED lighting technology is used for the headlamps and 3D taillights, which focus on the modern advancements of the latest Ford models.The Territory’s front-end is framed coast-to-coast by the integrated grille and distinctive LED daytime running lights, creating a signature light effect. Furthermore, the strong corners with integrated main lamps enhance the Territory’s look of readiness, purpose, and stability.From the side, the Territory appears athletic and expressive. Its sculpted body side, combined with the sharp crease that runs under the beltline and the powerful rear haunch, lend a dynamic aesthetic and sense of agility. Attractive alloy wheels across the range continue this theme, with 18-inch versions on the Ambiente and Trend derivatives, and 19-inch rims on the range-topping Titanium.The panoramic moonroof, which is standard on the Titanium model, is finished off by a floating rear-pillar graphic that adds to the streamlined look of the vehicle in profile.There are seven choices of exterior colour, comprising: Star White Tri-coat (solid), Panther Black Metallic, True Blue Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Lustrous Grey, Moonstone/Moonlight Blue Metallic, and Crystal Pearl White Metallic Tri-coat. Interior craftsmanship and advanced technologiesDesigners worked to create a modern and spacious cabin for the new Territory where technology is seamlessly integrated. “Our designers set out to create an interior that feels feel spacious, luxurious, and smart,” Mashinini says. “This was achieved through the coast-to-coast design of the instrument panel, high-tech digital instrument cluster and touchscreen, roomy interior, and soft-touch materials.”At the centre of the new Territory experience is a panoramic display that integrates a 12.3-inch high-definition digital instrument cluster on the Titanium model, or a seven-inch TFT cluster with primary analogue gauges on the Ambiente and Trend. Across all models a
12.3-inch landscape orientated infotainment touchscreen is nestled into the soft-touch instrument panel. It can be operated by the user’s finger or a rotary controller on the centre console and helps declutter the cabin by moving many vehicle controls onto the screen.The interior is dominated by strong horizontal lines that emphasize the cabin’s width and sense of openness. Soft-wrapped inserts punctuated by stitching and high-quality finishes create a sense of layering, which contributes to a smart modern and yet warm environment.The double-deck console design incorporates convenient wireless phone charging on the Trend and Titanium models. It provides room for storing small, medium, and large objects as well as a dedicated space for handbags or other items. There are 20 different storage spaces stashed around the inside of Territory while the spacious boot offers up to 448 litres of storage space. This can be expanded to 1 422 litres with the 60/40 split rear seats folding completely flat to load bulkier items.On the luxurious Titanium model, a powered twin-panel Panoramic Moonroof bathes the cabin in natural light for front and rear-seat occupants, further enhancing the sense of space and freedom. This is complemented by upmarket multi-colour LED ambient lighting, allowing the occupants to set the colour theme according to their individual preferences.The Ambiente is equipped with dark Domino fabric trim for the supremely comfortable seats, while the Trend features high-quality Domino vinyl trim. The Titanium stands out with eye-catching two-tone Peacock Blue and Domino full leather trim that reinforces sophistication and upmarket appeal. # # # 3. Refined EcoBoost Performance in All-New Ford Territory, No Compromise on SafetyTerritory powered by 1.8L EcoBoost engine: 138kW and 318NmSeven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) delivers exceptional responsiveness and performance, includes four Selectable Drive ModesHigh level of standard safety features across the range, Titanium adds advanced driver assistance package which includes Adaptive Cruise Control
The all-new Ford Territory is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that delivers a superb blend of performance and efficiency. It produces 138kW of power matched to a substantial 318Nm of torque.The EcoBoost engine, which has Auto Start-Stop across the range, is matched to an advanced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that delivers exceptional responsiveness and performance while maximising fuel economy. In keeping with the high level of technology deployed in the Territory, gear selection is by means of a rotary e-Shifter located in the centre console, in combination with an electronic parking brake.Drive is delivered to the front wheels with four Selectable Drive Modes available, comprising Normal, Eco, Sport, or Mountain. These modes optimize power, torque, and fuel efficiency according to the driving conditions, and are complemented by handy driver assist technologies such as Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control for optimal control on steep gradients. Safety and securityThe Ambiente may be the entry point into the Territory range, but it is packaged with an extensive list of standard features. This includes smart key Passive Entry and Passive Start (PEPS), which is supported by a Thatcham-grade alarm system and immobiliser.On the safety front, all Territory models are equipped with Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A total of six airbags are provided, comprising dual front, side and curtain airbags.The Titanium gains Ford’s advanced driver assistance package which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Assist and Traffic Jam Assistant. # # # 4. Ford Territory Offers Space, Comfort and Technology in Three Models: Ambiente, Trend and Titanium Exceptional space, comfort, technology and style is standard fare in the Ford TerritoryExtensive range of safety, comfort and convenience features included across the rangeTop-spec Titanium offers highest level of luxury, including powered twin-panel panoramic moonroof
The new Territory is available in a choice of three models – the value-oriented Ambiente, the mid-series Trend and the luxurious Titanium.“The Territory is a modern, spacious and very well equipped five-seater SUV, regardless of which trim level customers opt for,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager for Marketing at Ford South Africa. “It is perfectly suited to young, smart and connected customers, and especially those with growing families who will appreciate the spaciousness, comfort and convenience provided by our exciting new addition to the SUV segment.” AmbienteThe Ambiente may be the entry point into the Territory range, but it is equipped with an extensive list of standard features. The driver’s seat has six-way manual adjustment, with four-way adjustment for the front passenger seat. The steering wheel is also reach and height adjustable, allowing the driver to achieve the ideal driving position. Privacy glass adds a further level of sophistication and comfort for second-row occupants, along with the inclusion of a rear air vent as standard.A six-speaker Bluetooth audio system is integrated into the 12.3-inch centre touchscreen that provides wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, complemented by convenient steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Three USB ports are provided up front along with an additional USB port at the rear.Cruise control makes long trips an absolute breeze, while rear parking sensors assist with reverse parking. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard on both the Ambiente and Trend. TrendThe Trend steps things up a couple of notches when it comes to comfort and convenience. Customers will appreciate the electric-powered tailgate that takes the hassle out of accessing the load compartment when your hands are full. Other noteworthy exterior features include automatic headlamp activation, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and “Follow Me Home” lighting.The cabin gains a more upmarket edge with the high-quality vinyl seat trim and leatherette multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone electronic climate control in place of the manual air-conditioning found on the Ambiente, plus a wireless charger, one-touch driver’s window, integrated reversing camera and electrochromatic rearview mirror. TitaniumIn line with its range-topping status, the Territory Titanium boasts a features list second to none. Externally it is distinguished by striking 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, along with a classy chrome finish for the door handles in place of full colour coding. The side mirrors are heated and have a power-folding function plus convenient puddle lamps, and front parking sensors are added.The upmarket positioning is further reinforced as soon as you enter the cabin, which features full leather trim for the seats and steering wheel. Additionally, the driver’s seat provides 10-way power adjustment, with four-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat. The spacious ambience is further reinforced by the powered twin-panel panoramic moonroof and multi-colour LED ambient lighting.A 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster reinforces the high-tech appeal in combination with the similarly sized infotainment touchscreen, while the audio system boasts a total of eight speakers. # # # Read the latest news from Ford South Africa by visiting the Newsroom: https://www.ford.co.za/about-ford/newsroom/
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