• Dec 14th 2010 at 1:30PM
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Ford Australia has released a preview of what customers from Down Under can expect from the next-generation Territory. The automaker is using the new crossover to launch a massive refresh program, with 85 percent of the company's wares receiving a significant update over the next 18 months. Along with a more stylish front fascia and aggressively-flared front fenders, the Territory is expected to bring a new turbo-diesel engine to the fray. Unfortunately, the Blue Oval hasn't released any details on power figures or fuel consumption for any of the available power units in the 2011 Territory.

FoMoCo's Australian arm has plenty of big changes headed its way. The company just recently introduced the 2011 Fiesta sedans and hatchbacks, and both the new Focus and global Ranger will be landing on the country's shores within a few months. Needless to say, it's a good time to be a Ford fan in Australia. Something tells us that the suits over at rival Holden are going to be scrambling to keep up the pace over the next year and a half. Hit the jump for the press release.

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First Glimpse: New Ford Territory

Ford Australia today fired the first big shot in its 2011 new-model assault.

The company has revealed the first official image of its new-look Territory SUV, set for release next year. The eagerly awaited preview signals what will be an unprecedented new-model onslaught Ford has planned for 2011.

"The Ford Territory set a new benchmark when it was first released and it is set to achieve this again – and more," said Bob Graziano, President and CEO of Ford Australia.

"This is an exceptional SUV. 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."

With more than 90,000 Territory SUV customers curious for a glimpse of the new model, Ford Australia has responded with a sneak preview. The multi-award-winning SUV is dressed to impress wearing a stylish suit based on Ford's kinetic design language, making it instantly recognisable as a member of the Ford vehicle family. It also provides a glimpse into the future of Ford's global SUV styling.

New Territory's design overhaul is significant both inside and out. Its fresh new look will include a major interior update and boast a number of technology highlights, including the introduction of turbo-diesel power, details of which will be communicated in 2011.

For Ford Australia, the next 18-month period is set to be one of the company's busiest in its 85-year history. Approximately 85 percent of the entire Ford Australia new-model catalogue will either be replaced or updated during this time.

The Blue Oval bolstered its line-up this month when the new WT Fiesta hatch and sedan ranges hit Australian roads. Immediately following this has been the arrival of the updated MC Mondeo range.

Next year will see the arrival of the stunning new Territory SUV as well as the all-new Ford Focus, which made its world premiere earlier this year. In addition, Ford's iconic Falcon will be even further enhanced with a stylish new look and new powertrain options, including the introduction of Ford's global EcoBoost engine and ultra-efficient LPI (Liquid Phase Injection) technology.

Also entering Australian Ford showrooms will be the highly anticipated all-new Ranger, the Australian-designed-and-developed "Built Ford Tough" truck. The all-new Ranger took the recent Australian International Motor Show by storm and will be sold in more than 180 markets around the world. This new-from-the-ground-up compact truck range will be available in a variety of body styles and drivetrain configurations. It will also offer customers the choice of highly efficient turbo-diesel and petrol power.
Further details about Ford's extensive 2011 new model line-up will be revealed in the coming months.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont think Holden are worrying a bit about this and the other new fords coming out, Holden said a couple of months ago that they are releasing 20 new models or variants over the next 2 yrs..
      • 4 Years Ago
      RWD ó FWD?
        • 4 Years Ago
        RWD, God for Lincoln!
        Next Aviator?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What happened to "One Ford"??? Bring this here!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Ford, give us a real SUV please, with a low-range.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yikes, I know that's just a concept drawing but if the production model looks close their new Territory looks a lot better than our new Explorer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Much better looking grille than the one on the Edge
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's not saying much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks great, when can we see this design language come here to the U.S.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it's anything like what they did with the Euro designs, 2 to 3 product cycles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You already can. Look at the lower facia of the 2010+ Fusion and Taurus (amongst others). Same design language, this is just an evolution of it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bring this stateside. C'mon Alan, remember "One Ford".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nope not the next escape dosent look like a kuga
      NOt the explorer since its already been made
      not the edge
      most possibly the next generation Ford Flex for america since thats the only thing that they havent revised plus that old terretory does have alot of those old taurus x cuez they had in 2008 model and the flex was a replacement for that so im hopping its the next flex
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a jacked-up Falcon meaning it's a billion times better than the jacked-up Taurus we call the 2011 Explorer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know it's just a concept sketch, but wow, what a face!
      • 4 Years Ago
      THIS should have been the explorer! looks awesome
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought the exact same thing when I saw it, the Explorer should've looked like this. Aggressive like the Durango.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't like the huge gaping grill (like Audi's), I am glad it isn't on the US Explorer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I actually like the huge grill and wish that the Explorer nose looked like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No thanks from a Ford owner. Little too bland and me too front end. Kuga looks much better. However, I do like the idea of no unpainted plastic plastered everywhere.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have A-plan and I refuse to drive a Ford. I love sync. Quality is bar-none. But the cars in the states look dowdy. When I saw the Mondeo on a James Bond movie many years ago I said, THAT is a cool car, I will buy that - alas, never came stateside. Now once again we have a REALLY sharp looking SUV for... Australia. I just don't get it. I'm sorry the Kuga is not that exciting, and if it looked like the Territory, I would support Ford in a second.
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