The highly anticipated new-model 2011 Ford Territory was finally unveiled by Ford Australia and it embodies a stylish suit as well as an extensive visual update inside and out. This new Territory has taken to another level the idea of the power and strength provided by a traditional SUV while integrating the nimbleness, agility and prestige of a sporting sedan. Aiming to give a hint of the future, Ford applied its unique philosophy, the kinetic design, which incorporates dynamic lines, confident stance, taut surfacing, expressive form language, great detailing together with bold graphics. Their combination leads to athleticism and movement, which make the vehicle to appear as moving even if it stands still. A stunning new look brought significant changes to the Territory by the addition of a new trapezoid-shaped main grille, an all-new tri-plane front-end architecture, a frontal styling improved by new slim-line headlights with projector beam technology.
Svensson's highly skilled team has made a number of enhancements at the rear by applying horizontal tail lights, finished by new lower-level valence panel and a redesigned bumper. The engineers took up the challenge of designing a vehicle with two personalities. The dual personality theme, which represents a sophisticated and sporty urban wagon for weekdays and a family getaway vehicle on weekends, is continued in the car-like cabin which is sophisticated and sporty, comprising an all-new Instrument Panel with new functional storage solutions and an eight-inch touch screen, both familiar and easy to use. There is no compromise with the look and feel of the materials from the front of the cabin to the rear. High-quality finishes and stylish surfacing make up the contemporary design of the new Territory. They also managed to make it more three-dimensional, without affecting its size, obtaining a frontal design with the potential to be adopted elsewhere. More surface sculpting was added by moving up the bonnet, while the side profile adds a sense of strength with the fender features, also known as guard flutes. A sleek and modern finish was given to the new Territory with the application of an all-new rear-three-quarter sheet metal.
The new Territory retains the clever multi-piece tailgate with integrated release handle and easy-access flip-glass. A selection of new locally developed wheel designs come up with the new Territory SUV, mainly 18-inch painted and machined-faced alloy wheels in a five-split-spoke design.
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