China-only Ford Territory shows its face

Promises good looks, low price and plenty of tech

Ford has taken the wraps off its low cost spearhead for the Chinese market, the new Territory crossover. The model is not built by Ford which has tasked local partners JMC to build the vehicle which the manufacturer promises will be nice to look at, affordable and packed with tech.

The new Territory has nothing to do with previous models bearing the same name plate and is actually closely related to the JMC’s Yusheng S330 (pictured at the bottom of the article). But it does get a very different interior compared to the manufacturer’s own model and it will also surpass it on the gadgets front.

Chinese buyers will be able to spec their Territory with a 48V mild hybrid system or a s an actual plug-in hybrid, infotainment with voice recognition as well as Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of assistance technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Alert and FordPass Connect.

Qiu Tiangao, chairman of JMC, said “the new Ford Territory shows what can be achieved when two global companies collaborate closely, bringing their respective strengths to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of Chinese consumers.” The model will reach showrooms in 2019 and is part of Ford’s China 2025 plan to launch 50+ vehicles on the market by 2025.

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