All-new Ford Territory for Mexico comes with a bigger 1.8L EcoBoost

Remember when Ford Cambodia teased the all-new Territory earlier this year? While it may be called the Territory over there, it's actually a rebadged Ford Equator Sport that was first revealed for the Chinese market.

Essentially the smaller sibling of the Ford Equator, the all-new Territory/Equator Sport competes in the compact crossover market and gets an almost similar design as its bigger brother. It comes with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that makes 172 PS with 260 Nm of torque and is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Unlike the Yusheng-based Territory we currently have, the new Territory makes an additional 29 PS and an extra 35 Nm of pull.

2023 Ford Equator Sport lands in Mexico as next-gen Territory image

Ford Philippines is still mum regarding the chances of the all-new Territory actually arriving in the Philippine market. However, we were surprised to learn that the next-generation crossover has made its way to Mexico. But unlike the Cambodian and Chinese versions which come with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost, the one over in Mexico actually gets a bigger engine under the hood.

It has a more powerful 1.8-liter EcoBoost inline-four that puts out 189 PS along with 320 Nm of torque. Power goes to a 7-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels. Aside from having a bigger motor, it gets a pair of massive displays inside the vehicle. In the top-of-the-line versions, both the digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system measure have 12-inch displays. There's also Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8-speaker sound system available on the Territory.

2023 Ford Equator Sport lands in Mexico as next-gen Territory image

With the 2023 Ford Territory already making its way to the North American market via Mexico, it's looking more likely that the all-new Equator Sport will replace the Yusheng-based Territory in select markets. Does this mean the all-new Territory for the Philippines will also be based on the Equator Sport? We'll find out once Ford makes an official announcement regarding the matter.