We have been reading reports from a lot of online portals lately, that the Ford Territory is coming to India. Now when we asked Ford about this, they told us that all Indian related investments are on hold and the market is being evaluated for the future. This year, Ford recently launched the EcoSport S and SE and you can check out our video below. Coming back to the Territory, the car that ‘could’ come to India. Yes, it sounds like a potential new candidate that could fit in the growing mid-size segment that has now gained new importance. So lets put things into perspective and see if it can go head to head with one of the biggest cars here in India – the Tata Harrier. Find out more below.
Specifications, Dimensions and Safety
This is a close one, so, let us first talk about the dimensions of the Ford Territory (Length x Width x Height) – 4580mm x 1674mm x 1936mm. The Tata Harrier one-ups the Territory elsewhere except the height – 4598mm x 1706mm x 2741mm. The Territory hits back with a longer wheelbase than the Harrier at 2761mm vs 2741mm. Both cars get 17-inch and 18-inch tyre options.
When it comes to the engine, the Ford Territory gets a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that makes 140bhp and 225Nm of torque while the Harrier with it’s 2.0-litre Kyrotec engine makes 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. Harrier gets a manual and a six-speed automatic. The Territory sold in China and the Philippines comes with a CVT unit.
Both cars look quite different while the side silhouette does look similar, especially the sloping roof. Both cars get a panoramic sunroof, chrome door handles and roof rails. Apart from the DRLs, the Ford Territory does come with full LED headlamps, taillamps and fog lamps. On the inside, the Ford Territory gets a lot of features. The car gets a bigger touchscreen at 10-inches. It also gets more design cues close to the Ford family design with the headlamps, grille, mirrors and wheels. The Harrier follows Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design language and gets butch design. The hood of the car is lifted to look taller. The sleek rear taillights and the side proportionate design make for a very cool looking car.
Overall in terms of looks, the Harrier does look like it has more road presence. The Ford Territory looks smart and very premium.
Finally, now that we have a rough idea of what these cars are, yes Ford could fit this car in our market with its petrol engine. Will it? There has been no official comment from the company yet and the focus right now is on improving upon current cars and increasing exports.
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