The all new Ford Territory driving on a bridge

Aimed at the mid-size SUV/crossover market, the upcoming Ford Territory is attractive and well-equipped. Will this be enough to draw buyers in a very competitive market segment?

The last time Ford fielded a Territory in South Africa, it was with a large, Aussie-built SUV with AWD and a honking great inline-6 engine. The new one is smaller, FWD, only comes with a turbo 4-cylinder, is made in China, and will slot into the gap between the smaller Puma and large Everest.

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Details of the newcomer have now been released ahead of its official arrival in 2024’s second quarter. 3 trim levels will be available from launch, and, while accurate pricing is still unknown, it should start around the R 610 000 mark for the base trim.

Powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 138 kW and 318 Nm and driving only the front wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the new Territory should place bang in the middle of its opponents in terms of performance, while its practicality is also on par with its competitors.

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As is to be expected from a modern family SUV, the new Territory will be kitted with all the expected safety features, such as ABS, stability control and 6 airbags across the range, although a rear-view camera only appears from the mid-trim Trend variant and up.

Electric front seat adjustment will be standard on the top-level Ford Territory TitaniumOpting for the top-line Titanium will add various driver aids, such as lane-keeping systems, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to compliment its added-luxury items such as electric front seat adjustment and dual-zone climate control. Aside from its standard features, the Territory should also excel at usability, thanks to a multitude of storage spaces inside the cabin and a large cargo hold.

Martin Pretorius


Read more about the upcoming Ford Territory’s features in this report on ALL THINGS MOTORING.