Ford may have tied together much of its global lineup under the One Ford campaign, but one market where it still offers unique products is Australia. That will soon draw to a close as well, but before it does, the Blue Oval's Aussie operations are rolling out refreshed versions of its two unique products. For the moment, Ford isn't revealing much in the way of powertrain details, but it has shown off a couple of snaps of the revised products on its in-market Twitter feed.

First up is the new Territory. The SUV is neither based on a front-drive crossover platform nor on a truck frame, but shares its rear-drive underpinnings with the Falcon, taking it a step beyond the Falcon wagon alongside which it sits in Ford's Aussie range. Like the outgoing third-generation SZ Territory, the facelifted version is dominated by a narrow grille and larger front air dam, but further punctuates its big-chinned look with more rugged lower cladding and other metallic inserts that bring its look up to date.

And there's the Falcon, which Ford revealed in XR8 trim just last week and is now presenting in G6E 2015 Ford Falcon G6Espec. If the XR8 is the performance model, the G6E is the luxury version, swapping in more refined trim like a chrome-slat grille (instead of a black honeycomb), chrome foglamp surrounds, less-aggressive multi-spoke wheels (instead of five-spokes) and a flatter hood (instead of a power bulge). Otherwise, it looks essentially the same as the one we saw last week, its facelift bringing it more in line with the smaller, front-drive Mondeo (which we know here as the Fusion) and other members of the Ford family.

These updates, expected to launch later this year, will have to keep the Territory and Falcon fresh until they're both discontinued with the closing of Ford's manufacturing operations Down Under, a move that will put a period on an 88-year history. After that, a version of the Mondeo/Fusion will have to take the Falcon's role as Ford's large sedan while the Mustang assumes its role as performance flagship, and Territory buyers will have to look towards models like the Edge crossover and Everest SUV to meet their high-riding needs.


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      FrosenCarrotz
      • 5 Months Ago
      The Territory looks cross-eyed with the projectors placed near the center of the front of the car lol.
        Brodz
        • 5 Months Ago
        @FrosenCarrotz
        To me it looks like a cat about to pounce on something.
      Steve
      • 4 Months Ago
      Ford import or build the falcon here to compete with other premium brands. Lincoln needs this platform to really compete. Not sure why Ford is not listening. Too bad.
      ocbrad1
      • 5 Months Ago
      Damn I wish Ford would've used these vehicles to replace the Fusion and Explorer.
      carguy1701
      • 5 Months Ago
      Both look good. Shame they're being axed, but Ford backed themselves into a corner.
        Justin Campanale
        • 5 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Agreed. If they had kept around the Falcon, they would have a decent platform to build future Lincolns on.
          nettsu
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Considering how few they sell... The large car market in this country is dead. It wouldn't be feasible and due to costs (mostly high wages) etc. It never made sense for the Falcon to be exported.
      Sean
      • 5 Months Ago
      I usually hate it when folks try to draw similarities between cars and their styling, but wow, there's a decent bit of modern Toyota Avalon in the treatment of that grid.
        Brodz
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Sean
        Toyota's Avalon is a direct rip off of Ford's new design language. And it just keeps spreading. Hyundai have taken it up too.
        xxmixedxtapexx
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Sean
        You mean the Toyota Avalon has a decent bit of modern Ford Fusion in the treatment of their grille?
        Sean
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Sean
        *grille
      Hernan
      • 5 Months Ago
      Ford Australia reveals updated Volkswagen Touareg.
        Jarda
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Hernan
        oh my bad, i didn't notice those wheels are actually round as well
      vegasstyleguy
      • 5 Months Ago
      Looks like the old escape to me
      LJSearles
      • 4 Months Ago
      "taking it a step beyond the Falcon wagon alongside which it sits in Ford's Aussie range. " Uh no. Ford Australia killed the wagon years ago.
      spanner76
      • 5 Months Ago
      3rd generation Territory? There has only ever been a single generation of this car.. Its the very same car it was when released back in 2004 just with an additional engine option, restyled front & rear ends and a new dashboard! The rest of the car is identical with little to no advancement. Yes it is a real shame to see local production end for both Ford and Holden with a lot of jobs to be lost but especially in Ford Australia's case they pretty much brought the end along themselves. Both the Falcon and Territory are both cheap poorly built cars that simply were never going to be anywhere near the same standard as other cheap mass produced cars for example Toyota and their reluctance to abandon older less efficient gas guzzling engines and move forward into the modern era. Ford should have dumped that thirsty old 4L engine long long ago in favor of a smaller lighter V6 and or Ecoboost turbo 4. Either of which mated to the ZF 6 speed auto would have been far more attractive to buyers.
      gtv4rudy
      • 5 Months Ago
      It looks like the old Ford Explorer has had a few love affairs somewhere along the line.
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