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  • o

    is that an FG interior i see?

    • http://zuboora.com.au Mohamad is right when he

      nope, we have one of these cars.. same interior.

      • Jazrod

        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 ;-)

        • Joker

          One can only hope they will bring it out in a Revised body. The Territory, while pleasant to look at it is aging.

  • Jake02

    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!

  • http://skyline The Salesman

    I think the new diesel engine would be enough. Ford wont give the car a new face just because the power plant has changed.

    • Baddass

      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.

      • Andrew M

        I disagree,
        Ive been seing quite a few facelifted Terrys on the road, and they do actually look surprisingly fresher

        • jp

          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

          • buzzliteyear

            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.

  • Andrew M

    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.

  • john

    All that extra weight on a doggie front end. No thank you.

    • Will

      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.

    • David T

      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.

  • Pablo

    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?

  • Safety First

    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..

  • davie

    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)

  • Dan

    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.

  • fasthonda

    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.

  • Ben

    I hope they put the new V8 in these, would be awesome. Great to see they have finally got a diesle engine in there

  • Shak

    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.

  • Blake

    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!

    • Shak

      Thanks for the clarification.

  • maximark

    For those who’s interested in the territory please check this website. http://www.productreview.com.au

    cheers

    • Bent 8 Brigade

      Oh dear lol, most of that was painful to read. Quite revealing, really.
      Thanks for the link.

      • Andrew M

        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

        • poohbear

          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!

        • filippo

          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.

  • dan

    What?? They test??

    • dan is a tosser

      What? You can type one handed? (Obviously busy with the other hand)

  • The Realist

    Will this 4wd that can`t perform offroad get the racoon eyes with halogens as well?

    • Matt

      You might get LED running lights randomly inserted in the bumper if you ask nicely

  • http://www.aussiewhitegoodsrescue.com/ Kleenmaid Service

    Ya that’s a nice idea..

Ford Territory Specs

Car Details
Make
FORD
Model
TERRITORY
Variant
TX (RWD)
Series
SX
Year
2004
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
4.0L
Cylinders
INLINE 6
Max. Torque
380Nm @  3250rpm
Max. Power
182kW @  5000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
90.8W/kg
Bore & Stroke
92.26x99.31mm
Compression Ratio
9.7
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
4 SP AUTO SEQ SPORTSHIFT
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.73
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
75
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
13.1L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2005
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1676mm
Length
4856mm
Width
1898mm
Ground Clearance
178mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2300  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.4
Front Rim Size
7.5x17
Rear Rim Size
7.5x17
Front Tyres
235/60 R17
Rear Tyres
235/60 R17
Wheel Base
2842
Front Track
1626
Rear Track
1597
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning, Power front seat Driver
Control & Handling
Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control System
Driver
Adjustable Pedals, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio Compact Disc Player
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Third Row Seats
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control
Exterior
Body Kit, Fog Lights - Front, Rear Spoiler, Tow Pack
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-J-23
Country of Origin
AUSTRALIA