Update: 2011 Ford Territory Review.
Since CarAdvice first revealed reader images of Ford’s 2011 Territory, more information and pictures have surfaced.
Ford’s official photographs of a top-spec turbo-diesel Territory – said to be called the Titanium (as a replacement for Ghia) reveal chrome highlights around the front end, in addition to LED running lights.
New alloy wheels for the Titanium also reveal new side-vents, which are set to help differentiate the models. The side profile also reveals privacy glass for the top-spec model and pumped front wheel arches.
At the rear, new tail lights, chrome highlight faux exhaust pipes and newly accented bumper-bar and tailgate give the Territory a much needed refresh.
Diesel models will also receive a TDCi badge (as seen on the Ford Focus and Mondeo), which will differentiate them from their petrol siblings. Diesel models will also feature inlets under the LED running lights for the intercooler(s) need to operate the engine.
As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in 2009, the turbo-diesel Ford Territory will be powered by the engine currently used in the low-spec Land Rover Discovery4. Given the Territory’s lighter stance on the road, the engine is set to give the Territory added gusto without the cost of fuel consumption.
As an estimate, the Territory currently weighs around 500kg less than the Land Rover Discovery, which is a weight saving of around 20%. If you crunch the numbers, that comes out to a combined cycle of around 8.16L/100km for the Territory, which would certainly be a welcome change in comparison to its current petrol usage.
CarAdvice reader Shane has also sent us the first images of the Territory’s interior.
Ford is believed to be ditching the system currently used in the FG Falcon and opting for the American MyFord Touch system. The American unit features touch screen connectivity and features a raft of other options such as wifi internet browsing (both through wifi hot spots and via a connected telephone), USB inputs, SD card inputs, AV inputs, satellite and HD radio compatibility, Bluetooth audio streaming and satellite navigation. Voice commands are also heavily featured in the system.
Ford Australia has registered the trademark and the vehicle pictured also appears to be using the same 8-inch colour touch screen used in other MyFord Touch vehicles.
Also new to the Territory is a roll-away rubber door at the bottom of the centre sack, which can be used to hide odds and ends securely.
The entry level model (currently the TX) will get a blanked out section where the LED strip sits on the Titanium variant. It also misses out on chrome highlights at the front and rear. It’s also not expected to receive the MyFord Touch system.
The mid-spec variant (currently called the TS, which is expected to carry over (and as pictured by Shane)) will receive round fog lights at the front, front chrome highlights, but won’t receive any chrome treatment at the rear. It is expected to feature the MyFord Touch system as standard fitment.
The top-spec variant (believed to be named the Titanium, which will replace the current Ghia nameplate) as pictured at the top of this page will receive front and rear chrome treatment, chrome surrounding the faux exhaust, privacy glass and the MyFord Touch system.
Ford is expected to preview the all new 2011 Territory at the 2011 Melbourne International Motor Show, with the vehicle going on sale soon after.
CarAdvice will keep you posted as more information comes to hand.