Next-Generation Ford Territory: Price, availability in the Philippines

Creature comforts are just all over it!



The Ford Territory is back!

This time around, the fast-selling 5-seater SUV comes with the latest generation comprised of striking design, premium interiors, efficient performance, and smart technologies.

The Territory portfolio comes with a premium variant called the Territory Titanium X, offering a 5-year warranty or up to 150,000km (whichever comes first), the same as the Territory Titanium.

It’s a Ford vehicle through and through

The Next-Gen Ford Territory embodies Ford’s new design philosophy: commanding, responsive, and smart. The interiors and exterior exhibit the Ford DNA. Up front, you can easily see the integrated honeycomb grille, signature daytime running lamps, and full LED headlights.

Its contemporary design language is evident, exuding a youthful energy from its front to side, and even rear. It also boasts of 18-inch and 19-inch Alloy Wheels for Titanium and Titanium X, respectively. Adding a more premium feel, the Titanium X variant comes with a Panoramic Moonroof.

Inside, the Next-Gen Ford Territory houses a convenient yet sophisticated space. It evokes openness with its spacious interiors, along with a well-designed cabin with harmonious color arrays.

The combination of white and other color options created a unique aesthetic contrast, in harmony with its blue and dark wood tones.

Comfort at its best

If there’s anything that customers like about Ford’s vehicles, it’s the comfort felt by its drivers and passengers. The Titanium X comes with perforated and ventilated leather seats, with 10-way Power Adjust for the driver’s seat and 4-Way Manual Adjust for the passenger seat — in both variants.

The Titanium and Titanium X are also equipped with Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control. Its system will continuously check the air quality in the vehicle.

On another note, the Next-Gen Ford Territory comes with spacious storage compartments and a big trunk that can hold up to 448 liters.

Smart technologies are also incorporated to make the experience convenient and comfortable. A large 12-inch central touch screen is mounted in the center cabin, incorporating a 7-inch (Titanium) or 12-inch (Titanium X) digital instrument cluster supporting the driver with easier access to controls of all vehicle functions.

A rotary e-shifter also helps change gears with ease, while providing access to audio and other function controls in just a click.

Packed with creature comforts

Technology is at the heart of the Next-Gen Ford Territory. Inside, you can find wireless charging, USB Type-C and Type-A charging, Wireless Apple Carplay, and Android Auto capability. You can also find a center console with two cup holders, an adjustable tray, and a windscreen-mounted USB port for your dashcam.

It also comes with advanced Driver-Assist Technologies to enhance the driving experience.

These include, but are not limited to Active Park Assist to help in parallel and perpendicular parking; a 360-degree camera mounted on its front, rear, and sides; a Blind Spot Information System that helps in changing lanes or merging into a highway; Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go for Titanium X that helps maintain a set distance from the vehicle ahead; and Autonomous Emergency Braking that detects a potential collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist in front of the vehicle.

Power in every drive

The Next-Gen Ford Territory houses an EcoBoost 1.5L engine across its variants, delivering up to 248 Nm of torque and impressive power of up to 160 PS.

This is mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission with wet-type Dual-Clutch engagement system, tried and tested
by Ford and easily helps drivers with fast gear changes for better handling and improved fuel efficiency.

Moreover, the Territory has a longer wheelbase at 2,726mm and a higher ground clearance at 190mm, giving the 5-seater SUV not just a tougher stance but good overall visibility and capability to take on a variety of road conditions.

Both variants are equipped with four selectable drive modes including Eco, Normal, Sport, and Mountain to provide drivers with confidence and enhance their driving experience across a variety of terrains.

Price and availability

The Next-Generation Ford Territory comes in six colors which include Blue Metallic, Crystal Pearl White (exclusive to Titanium X), Lustrous Grey, Panther Black, Ruby Red (exclusive to Titanium), and Star White (exclusive to Titanium).

The Next-Gen Territory Titanium is available at P1,335,000 while the Titanium X is available at P1,599,000.


MediaTek confirms partnership with NVIDIA

But not for laptops



Earlier this month, a rumor leaked an upcoming deal between MediaTek and NVIDIA. Naturally, mixing the two companies brings to mind a chipset with gaming capabilities. Apparently, such a powerful chipset is still some ways away. Today, MediaTek has confirmed that it has indeed inked a partnership with NVIDIA — but not for PC or laptop chips.

Announced during COMPUTEX, the new partnership will take both brands into the realm of automotive hardware. Specifically, it will create “a complete range of in-vehicle AI cabin solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles.”

Plus, it isn’t just about graphics. Though the chipset will incorporate NVIDIA’s graphics hardware, it will also use NVIDIA AI to seamlessly connect GPUs with CPUs. As a result, the solution can run NVIDIA DRIVE OS, DRIVE IX, CUDA, and TensorRT software in the same system. It will provide advanced graphics capabilities, AI safety, and security features.

Prior to the partnership, MediaTek already offers the Dimensity Auto platform for automotive solutions. Now, an infusion of NVIDIA will bring the company up to speed with modern standards and needs.

Neither MediaTek nor NVIDIA have confirmed an upcoming product yet. Whatever both companies are brewing will take some time before it reaches modern cars.

SEE ALSO: MediaTek reportedly partners with Nvidia for gaming chips

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Ford showcases its ultimate performance truck yet

Meet the Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor!



Ford Philippines has just unveiled the Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor, taking off-road capability to the next level.

The pickup truck was built for true enthusiasts and was designed and engineered by Ford Performance. New upgrades present a reliable, powerful, and efficient powertrain accompanied by smart technologies and advanced safety features.

Efficient powertrain

The Next-Gen Raptor prides itself on a full-time 4-wheel drive system with the option to switch to rear-wheel drive, along with a rear locking differential, underbody protection, and aggressive approach and departure angles.

It’s equipped with 2.5-inch FOX shocks with position-sensitive damping technology that provides higher damping forces at full jounce and rebound to enable better off-road capabilities. Wheel travel is also increased along with outstanding bump absorption to deliver supreme stability and comfort on all terrains.

Moreover, it’s equipped with a Trail Control System made for off-road. Speed can be set to control the throttle and braking functions so that drivers can concentrate entirely on steering through challenging terrains — rocky trails, muddy tracks, and steep inclines included.

The Next-Gen Raptor has a 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel Engine mated with the 10-speed automatic transmission with e-Shifter, producing 210PS max power and 500Nm max torque. It’s equipped with seven driving modes (Normal, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Baja), which are calibrated to have an effect on all aspects of the vehicle: traction control, engine, transmission calibration, and more.

Designed with purpose

All this power is housed inside a bold and aggressive exterior. The Next-Gen Raptor’s exterior is cut from its first generation, showcasing the Ford DNA through a tough, athletic look. Its bold stance evokes power and strength through its increased track and flared wheel arches.

It has an attention-grabbing front with its unmistakable Ford look on its Matrix headlights with C-clamp daytime running lights and bigger FORD lettering. Furthermore, its 17-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich K02 high performance make it muscular. The all-terrain tires are designed for aggressive traction for on and off-road adventures.

Like its exteriors, the interiors of the Next-Gen Raptor were designed with a purpose. It has a sports steering wheel with a centered Raptor logo, durable materials all throughout, and Code Orange stitching on the instrument panel, trim, and seats that get cozier when the Raptor’s ambient lighting is turned on at night.

The cabin also features jet fighter-inspired sports seats both in the front and rear with prominent bolstering making the ride comfortable and supportive.

Technology all-over

Like other Next-Gen Ford vehicles, the new Raptor prides itself on seamless integration and enhanced functionality. It has a large, 12-inch digital instrumental cluster exhibiting speedometer, tachometer, animated drive mode selection, and gauges.

There’s also a 12-inch portrait touchscreen center display utilizing Ford’s cutting-edge SYNC4A system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

The Next-Gen Raptor is also equipped with advanced safety technology such as a 360-degree camera with a Split-View display, Active Park Assist 2.0, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist with Forward Collision Warning, Evastive Steer Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam, Post Impact Braking, Blind Spot Information System, and more.

It’s also equipped with FordPass, enabling remote features using only a smartphone.

Price and availability

The Next-Gen Raptor is now available across Ford dealers nationwide with a starting price of PhP 2,339,000. It comes with a 5-year warranty, and will be available in five colors: Arctic White, Absolute Black, Blue Lightning, Conquer Grey, and Code Orange (additional PhP 15,000).

It’s available for reservation on Ford’s Online Reservation Portal. For more info, click here.

Visit the Ford website or your nearest Ford dealership for more details.

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Drive the Next-Generation Ford vehicles at the Ford Island Conquest Year 6

Choose between the Next-Gen Ford Ranger, Everest, and Territory!



The highly-anticipated Ford Island Conquest (FIC) is back!

Revving up on its sixth year, the experiential test drive is set to happen on May 19-21, 2023 at the ARCA South Interactive Park in Taguig City.

The FIC will feature a mock-up showroom display for attendees to learn more about the vehicles and various ownership packages. This includes the Next-Generation Ford ownership experience such as a 5-year Warranty, FordPass, Pickup and Delivery, Express Service, and more.

An outdoor test drive course is also prepared to highlight Ford’s key vehicle features such as ride and handling, technology, capability, and safety.

Meet the Next-Generation Ford vehicles

Ford Philippines is bringing the Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor for the first FIC leg, alongside the Next-Generation Ford Ranger and Ford Everest.

FIC will feature a specially-designed off-road track to allow customers and enthusiasts to experience the segment-leading features and capabilities of the Next-Gen Raptor, Ranger Wildtrak 4×4, and Everest Titanium+ 4×4 vehicles.

4×2 variants of the Next-Gen Ranger and Everest are also up for a test drive, including the recently-launched Next-Gen Territory.

Ford offers exclusive deals to customers who will reserve and purchase the Next-Gen Ranger, Everest, and Territory during the 3-day FIC.

The first leg of the Ford Island Conquest Year 6 will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Admission is free. For more details, visit the Ford Philippines website or its official social media pages.

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