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New Ford Territory coming to South Africa – What it’s competing against

Ford recently came out swinging with the announcement that no less than eight new cars would be touching down in South Africa within the next two years.

The American automaker has already had a busy 2023 with the rollout of the Ranger Raptor and Super Cab, new Everest variants, and the Puma crossover, but it is evidently not slowing down anytime soon with yet more Rangers planned and a handful of exciting Mustangs all earmarked for South Africa next year.

One of the most intriguing models to be confirmed, however, is the new Ford Territory, a mid-size SUV that was last introduced to our showrooms all the way back in 2005.

Breaking new territory

Ford has not yet provided a full breakdown of the incoming Territory, with its pricing being the most crucial detail still to be uncovered, but the company has said it will be one of the most spacious five-seater SUVs in the mid-size segment.

Given that we already have the Puma crossover and the seven-seater Everest, it is logical that the Territory will slot in between these two to cover one of South Africa’s most popular market sectors.

The models earmarked for our dealerships will carry a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will generate a total of 140kW and 320Nm, linking to a seven-speed automatic transmission which will be used to send power down to the front wheels.

While we must wait for its localized equipment list to be revealed, the Ford has shown to have 12.3-inch displays for the instrument panel and infotainment systems indicating a modern and up-to-date interior.

Mid-size market

These are the SUVs that the incoming Ford Territory will likely have to contend with when it arrives in South Africa in 2024.

Click on the underlined prices for more information

Haval H6 2.0GDIT Luxury

  • Starting price – R529,350
  • Power – 150kW/320Nm

Proton X70 1.5T Standard

  • Starting price – R529,900
  • Power – 130kW/255Nm

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Max 1.6TGDI 290T Executive

  • Starting price – R559,900
  • Power – 145kW/290Nm

Mazda CX-5 2.0 Dynamic

  • Starting price – R575,000
  • Power – 121kW/213Nm

Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Premium

  • Starting price – R584,500
  • Power – 115kW/192Nm

Opel Grandland 1.6T

  • Starting price – R599,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm

Peugeot 3008 1.6T Active

  • Starting price – R599,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS Exceed

  • Starting price – R605,000
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm

Honda CR-V 2.0 Comfort

  • Starting price – R609,900
  • Power – 113kW/189Nm

VW Tiguan 1.4TSI

  • Starting price – R614,600
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm

Renault Koleos 2.5 Intens

  • Starting price – R620,999
  • Power – 126kW/233Nm

Citroen C5 Aircross 1.6T Feel

  • Starting price – R633,900
  • Power – 121kW/240Nm

Kia Sportage 1.6CRDi LX

  • Starting price – R637,995
  • Power – 100kW/320Nm

Subaru Forester 2.0i S ES

  • Starting price – R669,000
  • Power – 115kW/196Nm

Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Visia

  • Starting price – R672,900
  • Power – 125kW/244Nm

Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R AWD

  • Starting price – R698,600
  • Power – 127kW/203Nm

Volvo XC40 B3 Essential

  • Starting price – R699,000
  • Power – 110kW/265Nm

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