Ford Territory (China)

The Ford Territory is a compact crossover SUV produced by Ford through the JMC-Ford joint venture in China since 2018. It reuses the nameplate from the previous Australian market Territory crossover, with no relations between them.[1][2]

Ford Territory
Ford Territory EV 003.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerJMC-Ford
Production2018–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedYusheng S330
Chronology
PredecessorFord Escape (South America)

The first-generation model was introduced in China in 2018 as a rebadged and modified Yusheng S330 which is produced by Ford partner JMC.[3] In 2022, Ford used the nameplate for the export version of the Equator Sport, which is also produced by JMC-Ford in China.

First generation (CX743; 2018)Edit

First generation (CX743)
 
Overview
Production2018–present
AssemblyChina: Nanchang (JMC Nanchang Assembly Plant)
Body and chassis
RelatedYusheng S330
Powertrain
EnginePetrol:
1.5 L JX4G15C6L[4][5] I4 turbo
Transmission6-speed manual
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,716 mm (106.9 in)
Length4,580 mm (180.3 in)
Width1,936 mm (76.2 in)
Height1,674 mm (65.9 in)
 
Rear view

The first-generation Chinese-made Territory was introduced during the 2018 Chengdu Auto Show in September 2018. It is based on the JMC-developed Yusheng S330 which was introduced for the Chinese market in 2016.[3] The Territory went on sale in early 2019, with Ford China classifying it as an entry-level compact SUV in between the EcoSport and Escape.

The model is assembled at JMC Ford's plant in Nanchang, China.[6][7] Despite not being offered in the Australian market, Ford Australia had input in the design and development of the new Territory. Ride, handling, and NVH were tuned at Ford's Geelong Proving Grounds in Australia and in Nanjing, China.[8]

The Ford Territory was given a mild refresh in early 2020 prior to its introduction in export markets. Changes to the Territory include a gloss black grille with a new pattern and restyled LED taillights.[9]

From China, the model has been exported throughout South America and several left-hand drive Southeast Asian markets. The Territory was introduced in Brazil and Argentina on 7 August 2020,[10] with units arriving at Ford dealerships in Brazil in September 2020.[11] Pre-sale of the Territory in Chile began in the second half of August 2020 with deliveries in mid-September 2020.[12] In August 2020, it made its debut in the Philippine market,[13][14] and in Laos in December 2020.[15] The model was also released in Vietnam on 11 April 2021.[16]

PowertrainEdit

The Territory is powered by a 1.5-litre EcoBoost 145 based on the JX4G15 gasoline engine developed by JMC and AVL. Ford of Europe also helped in developing the powerplant.[8] This engine features Miller cycle, and produces 138 hp (140 PS; 103 kW) and 225 N⋅m (22.9 kg⋅m; 166 lb⋅ft) of torque.

In Argentina, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Chile, and Vietnam, the Territory's 1.5 turbo is rated at 141 hp (143 PS; 105 kW) and 225 N⋅m (22.9 kg⋅m; 166 lb⋅ft) of torque,[17][14][18][19] while in Brazil, it is rated at 148 hp (150 PS; 110 kW) and 225 N⋅m (22.9 kg⋅m; 166 lb⋅ft) of torque.[20] A 48V mild-hybrid version is available in China.

Territory EVEdit

In August 2019, Ford released an electric version of the Territory in China. It uses a 120 kW (160 hp; 160 PS) electric motor, a liquid-cooled battery of 49.14 kWh and 360 km (220 mi) of NEDC range.[21]

Safety recallsEdit

On 19 February 2021, Ford Philippines issued a recall on the Territory due to a faulty electric battery sensor or EBS bracket together with the wiring harness attached to the bracket.[22]

Second generation (CX756; 2022)Edit

In May 2022, Ford released the Equator Sport, a two-row version of the Equator, for markets outside China under the Territory nameplate.[23]

SalesEdit

Year China[24] Philippines Brazil
2019 47,893
2020 31,024 1,925[25] 1,512[26]
2021 33,835 6,881[27] 2,232[28]

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Palomino, Marcelo (2020-08-19). "Ford Territory en Chile: 5 razones para elegirlo". Autocosmos. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  13. ^ Rivera, Bryan Aaron (2020-08-03). "New Ford Territory all set for Philippine launch on August 14". AutoDeal. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
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  16. ^ "Ford Vietnam launches Territory crossover". Xeoto.com.vn. Vietnam. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
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  18. ^ Ford Cambodia (2020-08-07). "The All-New Ford Territory". Facebook. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
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  21. ^ "Ford Territory EV Crossover Enters Chinese Market At Under $28,000". InsideEVs. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  22. ^ Altoveros, Jose (2021-02-19). "Ford PH issues recall for Territory crossover". AutoIndustriya.com. Philippines. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  23. ^ "Ford rebrands Equator Sport as next-gen 2023 Territory - Auto News". AutoIndustriya.com. 2022-04-29. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
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  28. ^ "Carros mais vendidos do Brasil em 2021". AUTOO (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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