A few days ago, Ford announced a new SUV for the Chinese market, while distributing several images of the model. For the medium-sized SUV, the name Territory was revived – an all-terrain vehicle with this name was produced in Australia in 2004-2016. Now there were “live” pictures of the new cross, they were published by the Chinese edition of Bitauto.
As previously stated in Ford, the SUV was developed jointly with the Chinese Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) – Ford has a joint venture with this firm, it will also produce a novelty. Judging by the official pictures and spy photos, the new Territory is a transfigured version of the JMC Yusheng S330 model: the crossover Ford has a different radiator grille, optics and bumpers, but the plasticity of the side panels is the same as that of the Chinese version. Interior Territory, too, designed differently, but the overall architecture of the interior S330 retained.
On the dimensions and engines, new items in Ford have so far been left out, noting only that the model will be available with a “very economical gasoline engine”, a hybrid installation and a “soft” 48-volt hybrid system.
The length of the JMC Yusheng S330 crossover is 4,588 mm, width – 1,932 mm, height – 1,676 mm, wheelbase – 2,712 mm. Today, the crossover of the Chinese company is available with a petrol turbo four 1.5 GTDi with a power of 163 hp. (250 Nm), which works in conjunction with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The drive is front only. The fuel consumption of the S330 is 7.2 l / 100 km in the mixed cycle. Later, the “Chinese” will also have a hybrid version.
The list of Ford Territory equipment will include a multimedia system with voice control, a virtual “fitting” and a complex of security systems Co-Pilot360 (automatic emergency braking, monitoring “blind” zones and automatic switching of headlights, traffic assistant in the band, adaptive cruise control ).
In the Chinese market, the new SUV will be released in early 2019, the price has not yet been announced, but Ford was assured that the crossover will be inexpensive. Most likely, in the range of the brand Territory will occupy a niche between EcoSport and Leather. The crossover JMC Yusheng S330 costs from 88,000 yuan.