Mark Almero is a sedulous 29-year-old senior internal auditor who would first scour the internet, check social media posts, read newspapers and magazines and even talk to experts, before deciding on something significant like purchasing a car. Forty-three year-old system administrator and father of two Eldin Reyes, on the other hand, simply aspires for a spacious vehicle that could comfortably accommodate and protect his growing family. For Kahlil Robles, a 32-year old brand and advertising executive who recently got married and is looking to start a family soon, he wants something of an upgrade from a fine sedan he has been driving for almost a decade.
All three ended up making the best decision of their lives—purchasing the P1.179 million All-New Ford Territory.
“I read reviews, watched vlogs, compared specifications, and even joined car clubs online to really discover my car options. When I came across an article about the Ford Territory, it really piqued my interest because it has all the things I want in a car – luxurious interiors, safety and tech features, and the overall great design,” said Almero who is shown in the main photo enjoying the sunroof on a mountain road.
The features that appealed to him the most, as a young professional, were the smart features installed in the All-New Ford Territory. “I really enjoy using the 360-degree camera, touchscreen infotainment system, the moonroof, and all those little things that make my driving experience more enjoyable and convenient. I didn’t know I needed them until I used them,” he shared.
For Reyes, his main deciding factor was the All-New Ford Territory’s space and convenience features: “When my wife gave birth to our second son, we agreed that the new car should be more spacious and safer to drive. The All-New Ford Territory is our second car and we basically use it if we want a more comfortable trip. We also particularly like the auto brake hold function which proves useful especially when we’re caught in traffic.”
What appealed for Robles most is the All-New Territory’s packed features, its compact yet expansive cabin space. “I’ve been driving a sedan for almost a decade now. When I got married, I found the perfect opportunity—and more reasons—to finally invest in a bigger car that will best serve both my needs and my family’s. The All-New Ford Territory was easily my best choice because it has everything that I needed in an SUV. Its sleek interiors and body caught my eye at first, but looking closely at its features, especially the 360-degree camera and the panoramic moonroof, I knew right then and there that I had to get it.”
Setting a new standard
Indeed, the All-New Ford Territory sets the new standard for small and mini-SUVs with its sleek and stylish design, impressive performance, and driver-assist technologies, leveraging Ford’s global expertise in vehicle design, engineering, testing and manufacturing.
Powering the All-New Ford Territory is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine mated to a CVT transmission with Sport mode, balancing power and fuel efficiency. It also boasts of an urban-ready design with LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, auto on/off headlamps with follow me home feature, front and rear fog lamps, panoramic moonroof, rear spoiler, and roof rails.
The All-New Ford Territory is equipped with an in-vehicle infotainment display powered by a 10-inch touchscreen with adjustable quad view as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also comes with Ford Co-Pilot360, a suite of driver-assist technologies available in the Titanium+ variant that include Active Park Assist with parallel-parking and the segment-first perpendicular parking, 360 Degree Around View Monitor, among other useful safety features.
The Ford Territory is available in all Ford dealerships nationwide. To know more about the all-new Ford Territory, visit www.ford.com.ph/suvs/territory/ or any Ford dealership nearest you.
Charles E. Buban is an old timer in the Philippine automotive journalism scene. He first started covering the automotive beat in 2003, writing news and reviews of new models and car tech, among other car-related stuff. When not writing about cars, he could often be seen riding his mountain bike or doing long walks in the hope of catching a couple of legendary Pokemons.