Ford has only had the Ford Everest as its attack model in the Mzansi SUV segment but things have changed and are about to get more exciting with the imminent Puma joining the local line up and now the Mach-E (EV) and Territory have been confirmed.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E – the first production Ford ever developed from the ground-up to deliver pure-electric, zero-emission driving – is coming to South Africa in 2025.
While the local Mustang Mach-E range is yet to be confirmed, globally it is available in Select, Premium and GT specification and performance levels. Propelled by more torque than any production Ford road-vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E GT can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.73 seconds.
A dual-motor, all-wheel drive, battery-electric powertrain, exclusive to GT MagneRide® adaptive suspension and high-performance Brembo braking system combine for sports car responsiveness and agility. The Mustang Mach-E GT also features Ford Performance front sports seats, standard 20-inch alloy wheels and unique body-styling – further differentiating the premium SUV’s sleek and powerful design while retaining the unmistakable signatures of the world’s best-selling sports car.
Standard equipment on all models includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with car-to-car, vulnerable road user, junction assist, and back-over functionality. Lane keep assist, lane departure warning, emergency lane keeping and an advance speed assistance system are also standard.
Ford will be bringing a new challenger to the popular sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment during the second quarter of 2024 with the all-new Territory, a spacious five-seater SUV that brings a commanding presence and smart technology to the compact sport utility segment.
It is aimed at young, smart and connected customers, and embodies a modern design with a commanding presence, a spacious cabin and advanced technologies that deliver an exciting and progressive customer experience.
Territory’s front-end is framed coast-to-coast by the integrated grille and LED daytime running lights, creating a signature light effect. Its sculpted body side, combined with the sharp crease that runs under the beltline and the powerful rear haunch, lend a dynamic aesthetic and sense of agility. The panoramic greenhouse is finished off by a floating rear pillar graphic adding to the streamlined look of the vehicle in profile.
For the interior, the designers worked to create a modern and spacious cabin where technology is seamlessly integrated while achieving a sophisticated yet welcoming cabin environment.
At the centre of the all-new Territory experience is a panoramic display that integrates a 12.3-inch high-definition digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The landscape infotainment screen is nestled into the soft-touch instrument panel. It can be operated by the user’s finger or a rotary controller on the centre console and helps to declutter the cabin by moving many vehicle controls into the screen.
The Territory is powered by a 1.8L EcoBoost engine, delivering 140kW and 320Nm, in combination with a seven-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels.