New-found Ter­ri­tory

Ford keeps turbo-diesel un­der its hat

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Onroad -

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.

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