Ford Territory family SUV to become more affordable and better equipped with MkII updates.
The Australian-built Ford Territory mid-size SUV is being updated for 2015, and - like the revised FG X Falcon range - the family-favourite is receiving significant price cuts.
The entry-level TX trim grade will receive a $3000 price cut when the new MkII Territory goes on sale later this year, starting at $36,990 for the rear-drive petrol model and tops out with the $45,240 all-wheel drive diesel. A rear-drive diesel model is also available, priced from $40,240.
The Territory entry-level TX comes with five seats as standard, with seven seats available as a $2500 option. All TS and Titanium models come standard with the seven-seat layout.
A new ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox brings fuel efficiency gains across the SZ MkII Territory petrol range, and is shared with most FG X Falcon models.
The TX model uses 10.2L/100km in rear-drive petrol guise – down from 10.6L/100km – while the turbodiesel equivalent still uses 8.2L/100km.
Opting for the all-paw diesel model sees combined fuel consumption rise to 8.8L/100km.
The price of the mid-spec Territory TS is being slashed by $6000 for 2015 across all engine and powertrain combinations. The rear-drive petrol TS will cost $41,740, while the diesel option starts at $44,990 with two-wheel drive and $49,990 if all-wheel drive is specified.
Combined fuel consumption for the TS rear-drive is down 0.1L/100km at 10.5L/100km, while the diesel uses 8.2L/100km in two-wheel drive form and 9.0L/100km in all-wheel drive guise.
The range-topping 2015 Territory Titanium will be up to $6500 less expensive than the outgoing model with prices starting at $48,490 for the two-wheel drive petrol.
Diesel-powered Titanium models start at $51,740 for the rear-drive proposition, while all-wheel drive requires $56,740.
Fuel consumption figures for the Titanium mirror those of the TS model.
For 2015 the Territory features a small number of cosmetic changes, including new alloy wheels and slight variation in grille design, otherwise the overall design is unchanged.
The engines also carry over from the current model, meaning customers have the option of either a 4.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol or 2.7-litre turbodiesel V6 unit.
Inside, the updated Territory gains new seat and dashboard material as well as Ford’s Sync 2 multimedia interface with 8-inch touchscreen and voice-activated audio and climate systems. Emergency assistance, DAB digital radio and a Wi-fi hotspot are also part of the new media system.
There will also be greater levels of standard equipment across the entry-level TX model grade, including a reversing camera and front parking sensors, while the Titanium gains automatic wipers.
The SZ MkII Territory will be the last SUV to be built by Ford Australia, with Ford set to close its local manufacturing facilities by the end of 2016. However, Ford Australia will continue to develop and engineer vehicles for the global market.