Ford Territory is back for China

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Words: Nile Bijoux
10 Aug 2018

Ford has revived the Territory, but only for China.

The car looks to be based on a JMC Yusheng SM330 crossover but given a new front fascia, headlights and a Ford grille. The rear isn’t shown in the images, although Ford says it is “highlighted by strong horizontal lines, emphasizing the width and stance. A lower skid plate ...serves as a reminder of the Territory’s SUV capability.”

The interior is completely new, with an updated dashboard and steering wheel. Plenty of leather should make the cabin a comfortable place to be. Technology will include adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, a voice-controlled infotainment system and the ability to remotely unlock, locate and start the car.

Powering the Territory will be one of three options: a petrol engine, a 48V mild hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. The company hasn’t released power or fuel consumption figures as yet.

Territory is a late player to the Chinese market game, with both General Motors and Volkswagen already establishing footholds. A limited and aging line-up have contributed to the Chinese arm of Ford recording a loss of US$483 million in the second quarter of this year.

In response, the Blue Oval will launch 50 new vehicles in the region by 2025.

Could we get the Territory here? Not at this stage, says Ford New Zealand.


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