Ford has unveiled the new Ford Territory midsize SUV, that is going to arrive in China in early 2019. The new Territory has been developed with Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) and will offer buyers in China an affordable SUV with two electrified engine options.
When the Territory goes on sale in China next year, buyers will be able to choose from a conventional gas engine, a 48-volt mild hybrid, or a plug-in hybrid powertrain. To make sure the Territory appeals to Chinese buyers, Ford worked closely with JMC and if you look closely, you’ll also realize that the Territory is basically a rebadged JMC Yusheng S330.
Inside the new Ford Territory will feature an infotainment system with Mandarin voice controls. It will also be offered with the Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assistance technologies, which includes adaptive cruise control and FordPass Connect.
“The Territory is a breakthrough for Ford in China in terms of our ability to successfully compete with Chinese automakers for millions of customers that we do not currently serve,” said Peter Fleet, president, Asia Pacific and chairman & CEO, Ford China. “Territory is a key proof point for how we will grow in China. We brought Territory to market with speed, high quality and cost efficiency. It will be affordable for young families and new buyers across China, not just the coastal mega-cities. And the technology will delight customers.”