Ford Australia has announced it plans to release a new model of the Ford Territory to go by the name “2016 Ford Territory”. The new Ford Territory will receive some touches here and there to make its look more modern as well as to improve its power output and fuel economy. It will also come with improved interior features. The vehicle will be offered in TX, TS, and Titanium trim levels.
2016 Ford Territory Exterior
Going by the trend that we have seen in many SUVs and even other classes, the new 2016 Ford Territory will spot a new aggressive and sporty look. The automaker has utilized lightweight materials like carbon fiber, aluminum and high performing steel which have resulted in an overall weight reduction and increased total speed and improved fuel economy.
The new model will be slightly lower in height so as to boost its center of gravity and stability on the road. At the front fascia the new Ford Territory will feature a chrome plated grille which adds to the overall aggressive look. The air vents will also be slightly enlarged to channel more cooling air into the engine. Both the headlights and taillights have been hooked with LED lights which will improve night visibility.
The new roofing system will be slanted while the windscreen will be sharply ranked. This will result in a more aerodynamic shape that reduces air resistance hence enabling the vehicle to move faster. The vehicle will run on 18-inch alloy wheels which complement its overall sporty look as well as improve its handling even in rough terrains. The vehicle will have five doors.
2016 Ford Territory Interior
Ford has tried to make an interior that is comfortable, safe, entertaining and that offers driving convenience. The model will have an automatic ignition system. The automaker has redesigned the cabin to be more interactive and will seat 5 or 7 passengers (depends on model, with 3rd row seat) .
The standard equipment of all trim levels is included Front and rear power windows, automatic ON / OFF feature of headlamps, remote keyless entry with two remote control flip keys. For comfortable seating, the vehicle features spacious leather covered seats; there is a modern HVAC unit that will ensure to ensure temperatures are always ideal.
The cabin will be hooked up with two LCD screens which display various information of the vehicle enabling easier access and control for the driver. Modern features such as in built Wi-Fi hot spot, GPRS, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and Smartphone integration will be available.
For safety purposes, the Ford Territory will be equipped with enhanced seatbelts, driver’s knee airbag, parking sensors, anti-locking braking system, a central locking remote control and dual airbags package. Other features which will be offered as optional will include a reversing camera, leather wrapped steering wheel, parking assistance.
The 2016 Ford Territory will be powered by two engines according to credible reports. One engine will be a 4.0L DOHC DI-VCT I6 petrol engine that will produce 261 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque.
The second engine will be a turbo diesel engine. It will be a 2.7L V6 Common Rail Turbo Diesel engine capable of producing 324 lb-ft of torque and 187 hp. Both engines will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission systems and consumers will have a choice of drive modes.
These engines will have improved fuel economy though there is no official EPA rating yet. We will inform you once the information is released.
Price and release date
According to unofficial reports, the 2016 Ford Territory will hit dealerships at the beginning of 2016. The price of the base trim level will be around $ 47,000. Motorists looking for additional features and options will pay more.