The price of the Ford Territory has been cut by up to $6500 as the last version of the homegrown SUV prepares to go on sale at the end of the year.
Entry to the locally built Falcon-based SUV now starts at $36,990 with a $3000 drop for the rear-wheel-drive TX petrol. The Titanium RWD petrol gets the biggest cut, with other reductions of $3250, $6000 or $6320 depending on model.
TS continues to be the middle-grade trim and all three are available in rear- or all-wheel drive, with the latter demanding a $5000 premium.
The 2.7-litre turbo diesel V6 engine that accounts for 70 per cent of Territory sales carries a $3250 premium over the 4.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol.
Standard features also increase for the range, with even the base TX including reverse-view camara, 8.0-inch touchscreen, voice control, DAB+ radio, front parking sensors, and Emergency Assistance that can automatically dial 000 if a driver is rendered unconscious or unable to reach their phone in the case of an accident.
A third row is a $2500 option for the TX, with the TS and Titanium models available with seven seats for no extra cost.
'Prestige' paint ($385) and a tow pack ($550) are extras across the range. Tan leather trim is a no-cost option on the Titanium.
Ford Australia has sold about 155,000 Territorys since the SUV debuted in 2004. The company will be hoping the sharpened pricing will help maintain the model’s popularity for the next two years before local manufacturing ceases in October 2016.
The Territory will be replaced in local showrooms by the latest-generation Edge SUV. Although the Edge is a five-seater only, the upcoming, Ranger-based Everest SUV will offer Australians a seven-seat SUV option from Ford.
2015 Ford Territory range
TX RWD petrol $36,990 (-$3000)
TX RWD diesel $40,240 (-$3000)
TX AWD diesel $45,240 (-$3000)
TS RWD petrol $41,740 (-$6000)
TS RWD diesel $44,990 (-$6000)
TS AWD diesel $49,990 (-$6000)
Titanium RWD petrol $48,490 (-$6500)
Titanium RWD diesel $51,740 (-$6320)
Titanium AWD diesel $56,740 (-$3250)