As part of a major revamp in South America, FoMoCo has launched a bevy of new products in that region over the past couple of years, including its Ford Pro commercial entity, the Ford Maverick and Maverick Hybrid, the Ford F-150 pickup, and the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger, to name just a few. As Ford Authority reported last month, the Ford Territory was expected to become the next vehicle on that list, and now, the crossover has officially launched in Brazil.
The new Ford Territory is already on sale in a number of other global markets, offering customers exterior features such as LED lighting, a hexagonal chrome grille, and 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, as well as a choice of seven different colors – Metallic White, Bright Black, Star Sand, Mahogany Coffee, Ruby Red, Pearl White, and Deep Blue.
Inside the cabin, the crossover is equipped with a 12-inch infotainment screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, two-tone ventilated leather seats with four- or 10-way power adjustability, wood and brushed steel trim for the dash and doors, an optional panoramic roof, an available hands-free tailgate, a wireless phone charger, and a bevy of driver-assist features. “The wide doors favor the entry and exit of passengers in the cabin, another great differential of the new Territory compared to competitors in the segment,” says Ricardo Sugimoto, Design supervisor at Ford South America.
Depending on the market, the Territory is offered in a number of different trim levels, but is powered by the turbocharged Ford 1.8L EcoBoost engine, which generates 187 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. That powerplant is mated exclusively to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which drives the front wheels.