Originally released in 2004 as an Australian landmark vehicle, the Ford Territory was the country’s very first sport utility vehicle that was homegrown. The vehicle that was championed by the late Geoff Polites was able to successfully tap into the flourishing plea for wagons that are high riding. By comparison, the Territory has outsold the Falcon since 2012, but has not been given any large scaled updates and the Falcon has.
2015 Ford Territory Engine Options
One engine option, that was borrowed from the Land Rover Discovery and introduced in 2011, is the 2.7 liter turbo diesel engine. Additionally, there is a six cylinder, 4.0 liter gas engine option that allows for increased pulling power. All-wheel and rear wheel drive are also available options (for increased towing capabilities, consumers should choose all-wheel drive).
2015 Ford Territory Specs
For the 2015 model year version, the big sport utility vehicle received designs changes that include a central hexagonal grill that is less clustered that links it more closely to the face that is applied to the Falcon. The upper grille that is more slim line, drops from a duo of chrome bars down to one, and the fog lights have been revised to have a profile that is C shaped. Comprising the Titanium, TS and TX badges there are alloy wheels that have been afforded a new look.
Along with the Falcon, the 2015 Ford Territory has received the latest version of the, joint venture, Ford-Microsoft infotainment system. The interior of the vehicle includes connectivity that is quite central to the Sync2, voice command and a color 8.0 touchscreen. The system is divided into four sections that are called “Smart Corners”. Each of its quadrants represents navigation, climate, entertainment or phone (although the navigation feature is only included with the top trim level, Titanium).
2015 Ford Territory Design
The interior cabin of the 2015 Ford Territory has 30odd spots for bottles to be stored along with storage options that are consistently deemed to be quite clever. According to industry experts, the big Ford sport utility vehicle gets high scores in the area of functionality. As a standard feature of the top trim level of Titanium and the mid trim level of the TS, the third row is a $2500 option for the line’s base model TX. Unlike the rear most seating options for the Toyota Kluger and the Nissan Pathfinder, adults will find themselves fairly cramped. The seating is able to be stowed easily within the floor of the cargo area, but the split is not 50/50; therefore there is little flexibility when only seating for six is needed.
The greatest amount of rear passenger seating is contained to the second row of seating. The remaining rear seating should be used for children, since they are the only size humans that could ever find comfort in the area.
2015 Ford Territory Release Date and Price
The pricing for the new vehicle is $3000 lower than previous models and currently begins in the neighborhood of $36,990. Additionally, the TX base model features have been lifted for the 2015 model year with the inclusion of front sensors and reverse view camera. The 2015 Ford Territory propels the vehicle into its last chapter as production will cease in October 2016.