The popular crossover, originally launched in 2004, receives a more contemporary front end featuring the latest take on Ford’s Kinetic design lineage, with angular headlamps and a double grille incorporated into a large front bumper similar to that seen on the European market Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo.
In a move that hints that the new styling treatment is also likely to appear on other models in the Blue Oval’s global line-up, Ford Australia says the new-for-2011 Territory is instantly recognizable as a member of the company’s Oval’s expanding vehicle family, going as far as to suggest it provides a glimpse into the future of its global SUV styling. We’ll have to wait until closer to the Territory’s launch to see just what changes Ford has made to the sides and rear, although the new model is expected to share the same doors, glasshouse and design and tailgate structure as the existing model.
|Current Ford Territory to be replaced|
by heavily restyled model (above) in June
The 2.7-litre V6 is sourced from Land Rover delivers in the region of 188bhp (140kW) along with 328lb ft of torque (445Nm) – some 46lb ft (63Nm) more than the naturally aspirated version of the Territory's gasoline engine for improved towing capability and reduced consumption. The new Territory sits on the same sturdy underpinnings as its predecessor and will once again offer the choice between rear- and four-wheel drive.