Budget crossover Ford Territory was weaker than its Chinese donorAugust 16, 2018
A week ago, Ford announced a new crossover Territory for the Celestial Empire, while distributing several images of the “SUV”. Recall, an all-terrain vehicle with this name was produced in Australia in 2004-2016, that SUV was built on the platform of the Ford Falcon sedan. The new Territory was developed in conjunction with the Chinese Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC, Ford has a joint venture with this firm, it will also produce a novelty). The characteristics of the model in the company have not yet been revealed, Ford only stated that the cross will be available with a “very economical gasoline engine”, plus a rechargeable hybrid and a mild hybrid operating on the 48-volt system are expected. Meanwhile, in the database of the Ministry of Industry of China appeared “live” photos of the crossover, as well as details about the “stuffing” of the petrol version.
The new Ford Territory is the crossover crossover JMC Yusheng S330: the American brand SUV has a different radiator grille, optics and bumpers, but the plasticity of the side panels is the same as that of the Chinese. Interior Territory, too, designed differently, but the overall architecture of the interior S330 retained. The Ford cross-country length is 4 580 mm, which is 8 mm less than the donor’s, the width is 1 936 mm (-4 mm compared to the S330), the height is 1,674 (-2 mm), the wheelbase is 2,716 mm +4 mm).
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At the first stage, Territory will be offered with a petrol “turbo-quater” 1.5 from JMC (code X4G15C5L), and the engine at the crossover Ford is weaker than the donor S330 – 143 hp. against 163 hp the Chinese crossover. But fuel consumption is less: 6.7 l / 100 km in a mixed cycle instead of 7.2 l / 100 km for the “Chinese”. About the data boxes yet. Crossover JMC Yusheng S330 is offered with six-speed “mechanics” and “automatic”. The drive of the Chinese SUV is only front, so Territory will probably only be available in version 4 × 2. Hybrid options will appear later, with both models, but information about such machines is also not yet available.
The list of equipment for the new Ford Territory includes: 16- or 17-inch disks, a multimedia system with voice control, a virtual “fitting” and a complex of security systems Co-Pilot360 (automatic emergency braking, monitoring “blind” zones and automatic switching of headlights , traffic assistant in the band, adaptive cruise control).
According to preliminary data, the public premiere of the Ford crossover will be held this fall, and the novelty will be available for sale early next year. The price has not been announced yet, but, as previously stated in the company, the new Territory will be inexpensive. The crossover JMC Yusheng S330 costs from 88,000 yuan. About plans to sell Territory outside of China in Ford did not report.