Courtesy of Jiangling Motors.
Bereft of an engine and packing batteries instead, Ford has revealed its 2020 Territory EV, the first zero-emissions vehicle from the Blue Oval in China. The Territory might look familiar but it really isn’t, as while the name can be found elsewhere, the Chinese Territory EV is actually just a rebadged Yusheng 330 that Ford nicked from local partner Jiangling Motors.
That aside, this compact family SUV packs an impressive NEDC-rated range of 360km on a single charge, which is perfect for the sort of urban families that this model is aimed at. Those same families will likely be taken by the styling of the thing, with its large trapezoidal ‘grille’ featuring bronze epaulets, the large C-shaped LED daytime running lights up front, C-shaped light guides in the rear, and a new rear bumper that notably does not feature exhaust tips (of course).
Step inside and the changes from combustion to electric are even harder to spot, with changes limited to a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a typically-weird gear selector thing. There’s a 10-inch LCD infotainment display housed on the centre stack too, though that is standard.
As is normal with cars in China, the Territory EV will offer a decent amount of advanced driver assistance systems. As such the car will offer things like forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, intelligent high-beam control, traffic sign recognition, and lane-departure warning.
The electric Territory will go on sale in the second-half of this year, as part of Ford’s plan to launch some 10 electrified models in the Middle Kingdom under both the Ford & Lincoln brands.