Ford set to gain territory in SUV segment

In January, we reported on the new Ford Territory making its way to South Africa. Well, it has arrived, and three models will lead Ford’s onslaught in this highly competitive part of the SUV segment.

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Model range:

The three models will be classified according to their specification levels beginning with the Ambiente, followed by the Trend with the Titanium the range topper.

All models will be powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that delivers 138 kW and 318 Nm of torque connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

At the centre 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.

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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 Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and six airbags.

Additionally, the Titanium model flaunts a 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.

Prices:

Territory Ambiente 1.8L EcoBoost 7AT (R576 000 and *R590 000), Territory Trend 1.8L EcoBoost 7AT (R632 600 and *R646 600) and the Territory Titanium 1.8L EcoBoost 7AT (R707 000 and *R721 000). *Is the price including the service plan that Ford offers optionally.

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