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MIAS 2023: Ford introduces 2nd-generation Territory

It also introduces the 'Ford Family Guarantee' aftersales program

The follow-up to the ever-popular Territory is now in the country. PHOTO BY JUSTIN YOUNG

The Ford Territory has been a very popular crossover in our country since its introduction back in 2020. In fact, it has recently hit its 20,000th-unit milestone in the Philippines, which cements its status in the market despite its origins in China.

After a few teasers, Ford Philippines now unveils the second-generation Territory to the public at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show, and it comes in two variants: Titanium and Titanium X.

The all-new Territory has grown in size and looks more like its global Ford siblings. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The body has now grown to 4,630mm long, 1,935mm wide, and 1,706mm tall, and it adopts a new look with a large “integrated” honeycomb grille, boxy lines, and full LED lighting all around, making it similar to other global Ford products.

The only way to distinguish the two models apart is via the larger wheels and the panoramic moonroof. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

One way to distinguish the two variants from each other on the outside is via the 19-inch wheels (the Titanium comes with 18-inch rims), the rear badges, and the panoramic moonroof.

The new Territory's cabin adopts a more upscale look and layout for its dashboard. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The cabin of the new Territory is a huge improvement over the last-generation model. Upholstered in two-tone leather are the blueandwhite (with perforated and ventilated front seats) for the Titanium X, and the gray-and-blue for the Titanium.

The longer wheelbase results in more space for passengers and cargo. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

It ditches the integrated infotainment screen for a single slab that houses both the digital driver’s display (seven inches on the Titanium and 12 inches on the Titanium X) and the 12-inch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The cabin of the Titanium variant has a smaller driver's display and blue-and-black leather upholstery. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG AND SAM SURLA

Other niceties include a wireless charger, USB Type C and Type A ports (with a windscreen-mounted one for a dash camera), dual-zone climate control with a PM2.5 filter and ionizer, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a 448L cargo area, which can be accessed by a hands-free power tailgate (Titanium X).

Just some of the many tech features found in the latest Territory. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The new Territory is powered by an 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line-four gasoline EcoBoost engine that produces 158hp and 248Nm, and is mated to a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission instead of a CVT. Power is sent to the front wheels, and there are four different driving modes (normal, eco, sport, and mountain).

The 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine is now mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YOUNG

It’s also filled with a whole suite of driver-assistance systems, including Active Park Assist (which supposedly allows the car to park itself), 360° camera, adaptive cruise control (Titanium X), hill-descent control, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping and departure warning, and door-collision warning system.

Now available with the Ford Family Guarantee program. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The Titanium costs P1,335,000, while the Titanium X is priced at P1,599,000. The vehicle comes with a five-year/150,000km warranty, and is available in six colors: Blue Metallic, Crystal Pearl White (Titanium X), Lustrous Gray, Panther Black, Ruby Red (Titanium), and Star White (Titanium).

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.