is that an FG interior i see?
nope, we have one of these cars.. same interior.
You’re actually wrong. Enlarge the picture and note where the air-vents are, and how the screen position is higher. Also, there are buttons to the right of the instrument dials – non-apparent on the current model. Steering wheel and side-vents are the same in this mule, but the whole interior will eventually change once released (Only the centre console differs in this test-mule).
Dad’s work will be getting quite a bit of information on it shortly (and hopefully pictures) – will be sure to share these
One can only hope they will bring it out in a Revised body. The Territory, while pleasant to look at it is aging.
Is the diesel going to be introduced on the current model or the new gen? Considering that the new model isn’t that far off, it doesn’t make sense to have the diesel around for one year and then BANG the new gen! Territory is in dire need for an update!
I think the new diesel engine would be enough. Ford wont give the car a new face just because the power plant has changed.
I don’t know Salesman, the Territory is looking quite dated, even with the recent ‘facelift’. The body shape is still fresh and good looking, but it’s the tired details that let it down. I think sharper headlights, tail lights and body creases like in the FG are the order of the day.
Ive been seing quite a few facelifted Terrys on the road, and they do actually look surprisingly fresher
second that andrew….. was sceptical when seeing photos at first, but on the road the changes, whilst modest, do have more impact than i expected
I concur, we recently bought an AWD TX and the standard external chrome trimmings, standard alloys, front end touch up and interior colours freshen it up but the rear appears to be the same as ealier models and needs some re-work.
The interior is a cross between the current and FG.
Quite obviously the door cards andsteering wheel are current Terry.
They seem to be using FG centre stack and FG instrument cluster.
My guess would be they have only put the critical elements in the car for testing being why only the instruments/computer related components are FG spec.
You can even see that the instrument cluster has been pretty much tacked in.
All that extra weight on a doggie front end. No thank you.
John, I drove a number of Landy J serious for a few years north of Cooper Pedy…they do factor the extra weight in when setting up. I sure FoMoCo will do the same.
As for the diesel in this machine, one step forward, not in the Falcon, one step back.
john, what “dodgy” front end?
The front end from a handling point of view has always been the best in the class, and was revised for ball joint durability at the last update.
No “dodgy” front ends in the Territory.
I know it has a funny trailer hooked up & a mix-matched dashboard, but how do we know there is a diesel engine under the bonnet?
This is a very old mule with an FG instrument binnacle inserted.. This is purely a driveline mule so I’m guessing the diesel is still a way off yet.
Note the SX/SY TS wheels on a TX trim, and all SY body… Not Series two tail lights, headlights bonnet or grille etc…
My guess is that this is one of the original mules that Gorman canned back in ’05..
Its good that they are doing testing.
I would have thought that this engine and gearbox combination drivetrain would have recieved ample testing in the landrover. Why is it taking Ford Aus so long to release a superseded engine into the territory lineup? (Landrover is now using the 3.0 diesel)
I just wish they would hurry up and release it!! I do hope it has reasonable FG style upgrades to go with the new diesel and the price stays realistic.
I think one of the main reasons for the delay is that Ford have had to engineer a front end/engine bay to accomodate both the 4.0L and the new diesel engine.
I hope they put the new V8 in these, would be awesome. Great to see they have finally got a diesle engine in there
What proof do we have that this is a diesel mule after all. But as above comments have said, this is a series one with old tailights and could just have been used to test the FG interior. All we know is that it has a trailer hooked up to it for some reason. Im just saying if anyone can provide me with concrete proof this is the Diesel mule then please do.
Well. This appears to be the same mule pictured here: http://www.caradvice.com.au/35513/busted-ford-territory-diesel-details/
That clearly has a diesel intercooler.
What I want to know is where are the test drivers AND if there arent any around why cant they get better photos!
Thanks for the clarification.
For those who’s interested in the territory please check this website. http://www.productreview.com.au
Oh dear lol, most of that was painful to read. Quite revealing, really.
Thanks for the link.
Wait till you read the Captiva reviews Bent man.
Main Territory complaints are fuel economy, having to pay extra for certain features and heresay of rust issues from people who havent owned a Terry.
When you look at Captiva reviews you will truely be shocked to hear real mechanical, electrical and trim problems on top of Fuel economy complaints where petrol models are apparently lucky to get 300ks per tank, with diesels also complained as being thirsty
Captiva achieved 3.5 stars – same as Territory.
On a brighter note, my car achieved 4.5 stars – always good to have an informed choice validated!
It’s true. All Daewoo diesel engines – as well as the petrol engine fitted to the Kalos/Barina – consume between 1-2 litres/100km more than their competitors. The fact that people still buy them is testament to the die-hard loyalty many people have towards Holden.
What?? They test??
What? You can type one handed? (Obviously busy with the other hand)
Will this 4wd that can`t perform offroad get the racoon eyes with halogens as well?
You might get LED running lights randomly inserted in the bumper if you ask nicely
Ya that’s a nice idea..