Ford keeps turbo-diesel under its hat
THIS is the first look at the 2011 Ford Territory that is set to include a turbodiesel engine. Ford is being sketchy about its plans. The Territory has no launch date, though is expected before mid year as Ford enters one of its busiest years.
The Territory takes on the face of the Falcon with a large under-bumper intake and bears the lines of Ford’s kinetic body styling in its flanks.
Ford Australia’s new president and CEO, Bob Graziano, says the Territory was a benchmark when first launched and ‘‘it is set to achieve this again — and more’’.
‘‘It wears an exciting new look and will boast an extensive list of technical highlights.
‘‘The Ford Australia team is taking the Territory to an all-new level of performance, refinement and quality, and customers will definitely experience these advancements when they drive it.’’
Ford says the SUV’s new look will include ‘‘a major interior update and a range of technology highlights, including the introduction of turbodiesel power, details of which will be communicated in 2011’’. ‘‘For Ford Australia, the next 18 months is set to be one of the company’s busiest in its 85-year history,’’ it says.
‘‘About 85 per cent of the entire Ford Australia new-model catalogue will either be replaced or updated during this time.’’
This includes the updated MC Mondeo range and the new WT Fiesta hatch and sedan — both recently launched — and next year, the Territory, Focus, Falcon (with 2-litre four-cylinder engine and optional liquid-inject LPG) and the new Ranger ute.
New Fiesta first drive, Page 14
Different face: the Territory will pick up styling cues from the Falcon.
Model influx: the 2011 Ranger ute.