Almost seven years since it made its debut as the first locally designed and produced "soft-roader", Ford has given the Falcon-based Territory its first significant redesign.
The new car features a brand new front-end design that incorporates elements from the company's "kinetic"-styling handbook. At the rear there's a reshaped set of tail-lights; the doors, roof and windshield are carried over from the previous model.
While precise details about specification and pricing have yet to be revealed, the new Territory will come in three trim levels: TX, TS and Titanium. Externally, the top-of-the-range Titanium features LED positioning lights and indicators in the wing mirrors, while both the TS and Titanium sport 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Territory's insides have also undergone major surgery, with the dashboard, steering wheel, centre console and instrumentation being largely lifted straight from the FG Falcon. TS and Titanium models, however, use a new 8-inch touchscreen interface to control the entertainment, Bluetooth hands-free and climate control systems — no word yet on the nav system.
Two engines will be available, a 2.7-litre V6 turbo-diesel and a petrol-drinking 4-litre straight-six. Two- and four-wheel drive versions will be available.
Ford is slowly dripping out details about the new Territory ahead of its launch, so stay tuned for more soon.