Friday, December 24, 2010

New Ford Territory.


The "new" Ford Territory doesn't seem that new when compared to the current model.
The main change is up front, with some new tail lights in the rear.
Maybe a new interior.
The current model came out in 2004, and is based on the RWD Falcon, so it is not related to anything we have in the US. Even though it does look like a cross between the previous Explorer and Taurus X wagon.

2004. That's a while, for just a new front end...

Here is what the current model looks like.

9 comments:

slab99 said...

Looks like all new sheet metal to me. It's much sleeker and curvier. The belt line and roof line of the old model are straight and square.

Dav said...

It looked so much better in the initial 'rendering' - Oh Well..

Education Project said...

it would look really good on if they put this front end on an SUV like the Grand Cherokee, Explorer, or Durango, or even the BMW X5. It doesn't look good on a small flimsy looking CUV b/c the proportions are condensed and loose its aggressiveness(and the hood plays a big role in all of this). It is still a great design scheme that deserves to be done right.

Anonymous said...

They made it shinier!

Anonymous said...

WOw that's dull...Like something from the 80s.

Rick said...

Dav is right. What a friggin' letdown. I saw the illustration and immediately thought that this is what the Explorer should have looked like. Well that is still true for the drawing but this is just a fist full of yawn.

So what happened to One Ford?

Cookie McDougal said...

Vince, remember that Australia is a much smaller market than the US (20 million or so total population versus 306 million) so they sell maybe 100,000 or 200,000 new cars a year.

For a country with such limited resources, they have managed to keep the Falcon that this is based on as well as the Commodore. The catch is that they are merely refreshed when a typical car would be completely revamped, and the "all new" models come out once a decade (like the 2006 or 7 Commodore).

Anonymous said...

Australia, despite a population of only 20+ million, actually sells 1+ million new cars yearly

Anonymous said...

Rick said...
...So what happened to One Ford?


OneFord has nothing to do with platforms or engineering or sales or advertising

it just means they only want One BRAND worldwide
F O R D

byebye Lincoln