• Dec 27th 2010 at 2:01PM
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Sure, Ford has a whole slew of crossovers here in the United States, but what we don't have is a Blue Oval-branded CUV based on rear-wheel drive architecture. For that, you'll have to travel to Australia or New Zealand (or South Africa or Thailand, exported from Oz), where Ford offers the Territory.
Like all Territory models since its introduction in 2004, the 2011 model will be based on the Falcon that we're dying for in the States. Fortunately, as we've seen in previous spy shots and renderings, the next-gen Territory will feature styling that continues to separate itself from the Taurus X-ish looks of the first-gen model, with a completely new front fascia featuring twin gaping maws with bright horizontal chrome strips.

Two powerplants are expected: the turbo-diesel 2.7-liter V6 that can currently be found in the Land Rover Discovery 3 (a.k.a. LR4) and the well-loved 4.0-liter inline six offered in the Falcon. Thanks for the tip, TriShield!

[Source: Drive.com.au]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Rear end is signature Ford, but the forward profile makes it look vaguely like a Subaru...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope they fixed the faulty ball joints and rusty tailgates that happened on the previous model. Don't hold your breathe for an FPV model either they are still trying to sell the left overs from their last attempt that was canned 12 months ago.
      The have a reputation for being thirsty, the TD model might fix that but not everyone going to go that way.. Approach and departure angles aren't the best compared to other vechiles in it's segment..
      Some people will say it has a face only a mother would love.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Ford please bring over the turbodiesel and put it in something on this frame with less front and rear overhang. Thank you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doubt it will be much better but the photos are crappy, the color of the car is bad to have it really stand out. Hell, sometimes I take pictures of my black dog and you can't even make out anything in the photos.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it and wish we had it here. I find it less fussy and puffy-cheeked than the new Explorer. Also, unlike the new Explorer it's RWD-biased and the FPV model will feature Ford AU's awesome turbocharged inline six. The interior is lifted straight out of the Falcons and should be great too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I maintain that this isn't a second-gen model, but rather a last hurrah face-lift for the original, albeit with new engines and some of the latest must have equipment.

      Good luck finding an Australian manufacturer that completely redesigns a model after only 6 years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Make it a Lincoln for America.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the Ford Freestyle with a new grill. I hope it's not coming here.
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