Ford named the date of the premiere of the new budget crossover TerritoryOctober 1, 2018
The American company is preparing to debut its new SUV, created specifically for the Chinese market. For the model, which the automaker from the United States developed in conjunction with the Chinese company Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), the name Territory was revived.
In 2004, the assembly of the first Ford Territory crossovers was launched in Australia. The model successfully existed for 12 years, but in 2016 the production of this SUV ceased. Today, Ford Territory is entering the market again, but in a completely different version. From the legendary SUV, the American manufacturer took only the name, while the novelty itself is an upgraded version of the Chinese SUV Jiangling Yusheng S330. The creators, Ford and JMC, did not drag out with the premiere of the new cross: it is known that the product cross will debut on October 16.
The new Territory differs from its “donor” with a modified grille, new bumpers, improved LED head optics and rear lights, and a more modern interior.
Its size resembles the compact family crossover Hyundai Tucson: the model reaches 4,580 mm in length and its width is set at 1,936 mm, the height is 1,674 mm and the wheelbase is 2,716 mm.
The engine range of new items are a 1.5-liter turbo engine with a power of 143 hp, and a hybrid. A 6-step “mechanic” and an automatic gearbox for the same number of steps are offered as transmission. On the full drive speech is not even in terms of options.
Owners of the new Territory will receive a modern and well-equipped crossover in technical terms. Airbags will be responsible for the safety of the driver and his passengers – depending on the configuration, their number can be reduced to six, and the special Co-Pilot360 system. Thanks to it, the car receives a blind zone monitoring system, an intelligent parking assistance system, a current lane holding system and much more. In the car salon there is now a digital instrument panel, as well as advanced multimedia with voice control.
How much to pay for the new crossover is still unknown. According to local media, the car will fall into the category of “budget”. So, according to experts, the price tag for the basic version of the car starts from 90 thousand yuan.