Ford Australia has recently revealed the new 2011 Territory SUV for its market. What’s apparent is that this is a new second generation model even with the components that were carried over from the outgoing model such as the doors, mirrors, liftgate and assorted trim.
Ford made considerable changes to the exterior, specifically on the front and rear ends, hood, quarter panels, fenders and lighting all around. The interior received a complete revamp even as the overall layout is the same as a 5- or 7-seater.
Ford's Australian unit designed and developed the new Territory but the SUV is expected to feature design elements that will be seen in the next Escape and Kuga generations which are expected to arrive later this year as 2012 models.
So far, Ford has only released details on the model's 'kinetic design' features but hasn’t yet talked about the powertrain. In its press release, there was also no mention of the TDCi badge on the top level Titanium model too.
A turbo-diesel edition was expected for the first time in the Territory range. It’s expected that Ford Australia will announce powertrain details before it is launched in the market in April. Ford Australia's design team, overseen by Chris Svensson, who's Design Director for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, is credited for building the Territory.
In this press release, Svensson said that the company made sure that the new Territory was an “evolution” of the original model and it even offers a glimpse of the future via the use of Ford's distinct design DNA.