New Territory Revealed
Freshened Territory SUV Builds on Ford’s Lineup of Utility Vehicles
• Refreshed Territory SUV styling delivers purposeful look with packaging and space customers have come to expect from the award-winning SUV
• Territory leads Ford’s lineup of smart, efficient utility vehicles that recently was bolstered by the addition of the Ford Kuga compact SUV and EcoSport sub-compact SUV
MELBOURNE & AUCKLAND, 28 July 2014 – The freshened Territory will arrive in New Zealand in early 2015 with a more modern look with the space and functionality that helped it spur Australia and New Zealand’s SUV trend that continues today.
As SUV sales have increased, Ford has bolstered its utility vehicle lineup with the addition of the globally acclaimed Ford Kuga compact and EcoSport sub-compact SUVs.
Ford released images of Territory reveal exterior designs that bring both into harmony with the rest of the Ford product portfolio. The Melbourne-based Ford design team has taken the Territory to new levels with a bold grille and headlight execution that point to Ford’s global SUV styling. The multi-award winning SUV features a distinctive, refined front-end treatment that combines a purposeful new look with the packaging, functionality and space that customers have come to expect from the Ford Territory.
As one of the country’s most popular SUVs, Mr. Nima Nourian, Exterior Design Manager said the new Territory had a lot to live up to.
“Our customers appreciate the functionality, seven-seat capability and fuel efficiency of the turbo-diesel but we also wanted to deliver a new level of visual appeal with the 2014 Territory,” he said.
“The new Territory gains a more robust, yet refined design and you won’t mistake it for anything else but a Territory,” he said. “Visually the surfacing is more architectural and achieves a very cohesive and sophisticated look.”
Ford Australia President and CEO, Bob Graziano, said the Ford Territory set the benchmark for family-friendly SUVs when it was launched.
“The new-look Territory is set to carry this on,” he said. “Our customers love the comfort, space and fuel efficiency and now the refreshed design will provide another compelling reason to buy.”
Ford Territory customers will be able to choose from the proven six-cylinder petrol engine as well as the popular V6 TDCi engine.
Pricing, features and specifications of the new Falcon and Territory range will be revealed closer to launch. The Falcon range and ute, and Ford Territory go on sale early in 2015.
The arrival of the Falcon and Territory spearheads a massive product expansion in 2015 with the arrival of the refreshed Focus lineup, Focus ST update, all-new Mondeo, Mustang and the eagerly anticipated Ford Everest SUV.
By 2017 Ford in Australia and New Zealand will have refreshed, or completely updated, its entire lineup.
“We’ve only just started,” Graziano said. “With the arrival of the new Falcon and Territory, we’re ramping up to enhance our product portfolio and provide a comprehensive range of vehicles that our customers value and desire. Among the vehicles arriving next year are the iconic Ford Mustang, all-new Mondeo and Everest SUV.”