Ford Territory and Falcon G6E revealed
Ford has released official images of both the new Ford Territory and Falcon G6E to arrive in showrooms later this year, spearheading a total line-up refresh.
HOT ON THE HEELS of the release of images and information on the new Ford Falcon XR8 and XR6, Ford Australia has released pictures of the new Territory and Falcon G6E. According to Ford, the local design team have tweaked the look of the Territory to bring it into line with the blue oval’s global SUV portfolio, like the Edge and Everest.
Exterior Design Manager, Nima Nourian, said the new Territory had a lot to live up to: “Our customers appreciate the functionality, seven-seat capability and fuel efficiency of the turbo-diesel but we also wanted to deliver a new level of visual appeal with the 2014 Territory,” he said.
“For 2014 the Territory gains a more robust, yet refined design and you won’t mistake it for anything else but a Territory,” he said. “Visually the surfacing is more architectural and achieves a very cohesive and sophisticated look.”
Ford Australia President and CEO, Bob Graziano, said the Ford Territory set the benchmark for family-friendly SUVs when it was launched. “The new-look Territory is set to carry this on,” he said. “Our customers love the comfort, space and fuel efficiency and now the refreshed design will provide another compelling reason to buy.”
More than 155,000 Territory SUVs have been sold since the nameplate launched in 2004. Ford currently exports Territorys to New Zealand and has in the past exported to Thailand and South Africa.
Talking about the new Falcon G6E, Nourian said: “The G6E provides a new level of design detailing. Even casually glancing at the G6E you can see it’s a premium vehicle.
“There’s some fine craftsmanship in the bright-work and the way the front and rear design treatments mesh with the jewelry on the car. It’s very well executed, even down to the front fender vent.”
Pricing, features and specifications of the new Falcon and Territory range will be revealed closer to launch. The Falcon range and ute, and Ford Territory go on sale later this year.
The arrival of the 2014 Falcon and Territory spearheads a massive product onslaught in 2015 with the arrival of the refreshed Focus lineup, Focus ST update, all-new Mondeo, Mustang EcoBoost and V8 and the eagerly anticipated Ford Everest SUV.