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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Ford South Africa has confirmed the line-up and specifications for the all-new Territory, which will arrive in local Ford showrooms in the second quarter of 2024. The Territory is a spacious five-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV) that brings a commanding presence and smart technology to the segment.
“The new Ford Territory was built for young, smart, and connected customers. It has a modern design and advanced technology features that deliver an exciting and progressive customer experience,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager for Marketing at Ford South Africa.
“Our design team focused on three key areas that we felt were important for our customers when designing the new Territory,” Mashinini says. “It had to have a commanding presence on the road, a sense of spaciousness inside, and smart technology that was integrated into the design.
“This is an important new volume seller for Ford that slots in between the Everest and Puma as we expand our presence in the fast-growing SUV segment,” Mashinini says.
The new Territory boasts the commanding presence, craftsmanship, and spacious, flexible interior that tech-savvy customers expect.
‘Progressive Energy in Strength’ key to Territory design
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 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,” explains Maurizio Tocco, Chief Designer of the Ford Territory. “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 all-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. The strong corners with integrated main lamps enhance the all-new 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 is finished off by a floating rear-pillar graphic adding to the streamlined look of the vehicle in profile.
The new Ford Territory will offer seven choices of exterior colour, comprising: Star White Tri-coat (solid), Panther Black Metallic, True Blue Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Lustrous Grey, Moonlight Blue Metallic, and Crystal Pearl White Metallic Tri-coat.
Interior blends expert craftsmanship with advanced technologies
Designers worked to create a modern and spacious cabin for the new Territory where technology is seamlessly integrated.
“We wanted the new Territory’s interior to feel spacious, luxurious, and smart,” said Emily Lai, Colour and Materials Manager, Ford Territory. “We achieved this 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 to 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 1422 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.
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.
Refined EcoBoost performance
The all-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.
Despite being the most affordable model in the Territory range, the Ambiente has an impressive 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.
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 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.
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 Ford’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A total of six airbags are provided, comprising dual front side, and curtain airbags.
The 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.
In 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 liquid-crystal display (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.
The Titanium is equipped with Ford’s comprehensive advanced driver assistance package which includes 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. Additionally, there is a Traffic Jam Assistant, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control among the standout features.
The indicative pricing for the Territory will start from R610 000 including VAT.
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