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New Ford Territory – South African starting price and specifications revealed

Ford has officially announced the South African specifications for the new Territory, which is scheduled to arrive in the second quarter of 2024 at an indicative starting price of R610,000.

The Territory is the brand’s returning midsize SUV and is intended to be a “volume seller” that bridges the gap between the Puma crossover and the seven-seater Everest, according to the company.

Territory specifications

Upon its arrival in local showrooms, the Territory will be sold in three specifications – Ambiente, Trend, and Titanium – similar to the now-retired EcoSport.

All three versions will share the same 1.8-litre, four-cylinder, EcoBoost petrol engine which provides up to 138kW and 318Nm, and comes standard with an Auto Start-Stop function.

This unit is mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission operated via a rotary e-Shifter in the centre console, which delivers power to the front wheels.

There are four driving modes available for Normal, Eco, Sport, and Mountain which optimize the car’s power, torque, and fuel usage according to the task at hand, and these modes are assisted by features like hill-launch and hill-descent control.

Ford South Africa has yet to provide an official fuel consumption figure, but looking at other markets where the SUV is already in use suggests it will fall somewhere in the realm of 6.3l/100km.

Looking at its features, the entry-level Ambiente will set the bar with LED headlights and daytime-running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, a multifunction steering wheel, Domino fabric seats, manual air conditioning with rear-seat vents, a six-speaker stereo, three front and one rear USB port, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster flanked by analogue gauges, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Territory also comes standard with cruise control, rear parking sensors, traction control, emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, tyre-pressure monitoring, and six airbags.

Moving up to the mid-range Trend adds a hands-free electronic tailgate, automatic headlights with a follow-me-home function, rain-sensing wipers, Domino vinyl upholstery, a leatherette steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, a wireless phone charger, a reverse camera, and an electrochromatic rearview mirror.

Looking at the top-spec Titanium, it gets a chrome finish on the door handles, heated folding side mirrors with puddle lights, larger 19-inch alloy rims, a full leather two-tone Peacock Blue and Domino upholstery, a 10-way electronically adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way electronic front passenger seat, a twin-panel panoramic moonroof, multicolour ambient cabin lighting, two more speakers for a total of eight, and a 12.3-inch LCD driver display.

It also features more safety equipment such as front parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, lane-change assist, traffic jam assist, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

The Territory will be offered in seven different exterior colour options at launch, comprising Star White Tri-Coat, Panther Black Metallic, True Blue Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Lustrous Grey, Moonlight Blue Metallic, and Crystal Pearl White Metallic Tri-coat.

The boot can take 488 litres of luggage with all the seats up, and up to 1,422 litres when the 60:40 rear bench is folded down.

More information on the new Ford Territory such as its finalized price point for each specification will be announced closer to its launch date in the second quarter of 2024.

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