Ford India is planning to bring its Territory SUV to India after the Ford-Mahindra JV ended. The SUV in India will compete with the likes of the Jeep Compass. Check out this review of the Territory from the Philippines.
After the Ford-Mahindra JV came to a premature end, the US-based automaker is planning to bring its Territory to India. Previously, Ford was planning to develop a new SUV which would have been underpinned by the next-generation Mahindra XUV500. In markets like the Philippines, the Territory sits between the Explorer and EcoSport in Ford’s lineup. Today we came across this review of the Territory that you should check out.
The video of this Ford Territory review has been uploaded by AutoDeal.com.ph on YouTube. The reviewer is impressed with the design of the SUV, with the front end getting all-LED headlights and DRLs which double up as indicators, chiselled bonnet, piano black grille, and the faux skid plate. The side profile gets flared wheel arches which are filled up with 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. There are roof rails with chrome garnish while the ORVMs come with integrated indicators and cameras for the 360-degree parking camera system. The window line is steeply raked to give the occupants inside the feel of a coupe. Over to the rear, there are LED taillights, a wide boot lid, and a chrome strip between the taillights while the faux exhausts are finished in chrome as well.
The interior of the Ford Territory comes loaded with the latest features like a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, smart keyless entry, wireless charging, a push-button start, an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and more. Safety features include ABS with EBD, parking assist, autonomous emergency braking, a 360-degree camera, six airbags, a blind-spot monitoring system, and so on.
The reviewer is also very satisfied with the driving experience. NVH levels are kept to a minimum while the ride is plush and comfortable, with handling safe and assured. He is not fully impressed with the CVT transmission though, finding it sluggish times though the engine is impressively quiet.
The Ford Territory comes with a single powertrain choice, a 1.5-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol which churns out 143 PS and 225 Nm of peak power and torque. It is mated to a CVT automatic as standard in the markets it is currently sold in, but it is uncertain if this transmission will make its way to India. To keep costs down, Ford will sell the Territory as a CKD unit and will sit between the EcoSport and the Endeavour in the automaker’s Indian line-up. The SUV will likely be offered in two trims, namely Trend and Titanium. The Territory’s prices start from an equivalent of Rs 22.56 lakh in Brazil, and the equivalent of Rs 19 lakh in the Philippines.