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  AU:New Territory for Ford's boss - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks and Cars
Ford Australia has been through a lean period since 1999 but newly appointed president Tom Gorman reckons he is the luckiest man on the planet.
Ford's market share declined steadily from 1995 to 2002 before recovering to a still modest 13.9 percent in 2003 with the release of the current BA model Falcon.
The Territory is the company's best bet to grab a big slice of the booming sports utility market and, importantly, make up for the gradual decline in the large-car market, where the Falcon and Commodore rule the roost.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?t=64782   (591 words)

 Ford Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ford Territory is a crossover SUV built by Ford Australia and based on the EA169 platform of the Ford Falcon.
The Ford Territory offers as standard (on the TS and Ghia, and optional on the base TX model), side curtain airbags, which are a first for an Australian made car.
Simon Butterworth, who was behind the Ford Falcon facelift of 2003, styled the Territory but had worked with his American counterpart, J Mays, in working in the global Ford "DNA".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Territory   (707 words)

 Ford Territory : Road Test : News & Reports : Motoring : Web Wombat
Ford appears to be on a bona fide home-grown winner with its new AWD crossover vehicle, the Territory.
The exterior styling of the Ford Territory isn't particularly radical or outgoing, yet it is contemporary enough to please a large majority of new car buyers and has just enough panache, we believe, to stand the test of time.
The only real sour point on the Territory's report card is it's fuel efficiency, which is claimed as 13.1 litres (city/highway combined) per 100 kilometres, and it could be an issue that Ford may need to address in a few years when it updates the crossover vehicle.
www.webwombat.com.au /motoring/news_reports/xrt-ford-territory.htm   (2574 words)

 Ford Freestyle - Wikicars
The vehicle uses the Ford D3 platform, shared with the Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, and various Volvos including the XC90, and is assembled in Chicago, Illinois.
Ford was initially reported to be considering ceasing the production of the current D3-based Freestyle early, due to initially slow sales, and replacing it with the Mazda-engineered (CD3 platform) Ford Edge crossover utility.
There are also indications that Ford may be developing a new crossover vehicle based on the Ford Fairlane concept utility vehicle, as revealed during the 2005 auto show circuit.
wikicars.org /en/Ford_Freestyle   (501 words)

 AutoWeb - Ford Territory Ghia AWD Test
The Territory shares its engine, transmission and IRS design with the everyday BA Falcon but this is fundamentally a new vehicle from the ground-up.
This seat, which Ford says is aimed primarily at children and teenagers, is unveiled by two simple steps that are performed from the rear cargo area.
Ford’s Control Blade IRS was initially designed with the Territory in mind – take a look under the Territory and its rear suspension architecture is similar to a Falcon.
www.autoweb.com.au /cms/A_2257/article.html   (1453 words)

 Ford explores new territory - Motoring - CARSguide
Eventually, every serious Australian carmaker will be running a vehicle like the Territory down their assembly lines, all aiming to use a "blue sky scenario" to fill a growing gap between traditional big-six family cars and the motoring needs and dreams of the 21st century.
The Territory is shorter, taller and wider than a Falcon but still has obvious ties to the family Ford.
Ford has set its sales target at 2000 vehicles a month but admits it can, and will, build more than 2400 Territorys if the vehicle goes as well as it hopes.
carsguide.news.com.au /story/0,20384,9415207-21822,00.html   (1106 words)

 Ford Territory Ghia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford reckons the front seats are placed at the perfect height for exit and entry of the average person.
The Territory is not merely an Australian makeover in the styling department.
Ford isn’t pretending that this is a serious off-roader.
www.cartorque.co.za /0260.htm   (475 words)

 Ford Territory - 2004 - Next Car Pty Ltd
Territory represents the latest development of a continuing tradition of innovation and ingenuity at Ford Australia.
Territory will be built on the same assembly line as Falcon and shares the award winning Falcon's engine, transmission and an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Control Blade IRS.
Territory has been created to be equally at home in urban or outdoor environments, with a flexible interior offering functionality and versatility for up to seven people, without sacrificing on style or aesthetics.
www.nextcar.com.au /n.ford.territory.may10.html   (679 words)

 Lifestyles: Motoring: Ford Territory Two, Too
Meanwhile, Ford is claiming a redesigned front suspension, "optimized" rear control blade suspension and unique new 17-inch tyres result in Territory providing a car-like ride and handling offers the best of both on and off-road worlds.
To be employed on all Territory versions, it allows the placement of the lower pivot point as far outboard as necessary to achieve Ford's vehicle dynamics targets for Territory, the new suspension replaces Falcon's single lower A-arm with a pair of lower control arms, mounted to two separate balljoints.
Territory is shorter overall than Falcon, but Ford says the wheelbase is 2842mm compared with 2829mm for Falcon, the front end track width has increased 60mm to 1620mm, the spring rate has increased 17Nm/mm to 50Nm/mm and the anti-roll bar diameter is up 3mm to 27mm.
xtramsn.co.nz /lifestyles/0,,12622-2602538,00.html   (927 words)

 Ford Territory - Drive.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The attraction of the Territory was largely that it was an SUV without being as bulky or as heavy as some of its bigger, off-road four-wheel-drive-based competitors.
The Territory was, by and large, a class act to drive.
The Territory is not an off-road vehicle (and was never designed to be one), so having four-wheel-drive is pretty much a waste of axles and petrol.
www.drive.com.au /Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=21253   (855 words)

 Ford Territory - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
As the Vehicle Director for the Territory, Russell Christophers said that it completes a vehicular triangle of sorts with the vehicle dynamics of family sedan at the apex, a practical people mover in one corner and the ride height of a traditional SUV in the other.
Interestingly, the Ford Territory will also be the only vehicle of its type in Australia to launch with both AWD and RWD variants.
Ford's vehicle dynamics manager Stephan Presser explained: "Customers wanting to head off the beaten track are more likely to opt for the AWD version of Territory and will have a greater chance of encountering the slippery conditions that DSC is designed to counter.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3989   (1313 words)

 Media.Ford.com: FORD TERRITORY
Territory is practical and versatile, with an interior that accommodates an active lifestyle while being stylish and fun to drive.
Territory boasts an AWD system that drives all the wheels all the time.
Territory program was designed to incorporate an AWD system that met with traditional Ford virtues of robustness and durability, without dramatically increasing cost of ownership.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=18443   (424 words)

 "Uneconomic" diesel for Ford Territory - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
Ford Australia is working on a diesel version of the Territory wagon even though it believes buyers cannot recoup the extra cost of the drive train through lower fuel prices.
He said the Territory Turbo and Territory Ghia Turbo due for release next month would satisfy the first two items but he said the increased off-road capability was "inconsistent" with the Territory.
Ford's at a disadvantage with whatever diesel engine they chose as it'll just increase the price deficit having to import them into the country, whereas LPG engines are made here.
www.ultimatecarpage.com /forum/showthread.php?t=25453   (967 words)

 17/7/03: Ford's Territory prototype spotted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Territory program started four years ago as a result of market research identifying a need for a vehicle combining the best attributes of a large 4x4, a family car and a people mover.
Ford engineers have already completed more than 3200 system verification tests, in addition to approximately 9000 component tests to evaluate Territory's compliance with customer requirements.
Ford's CAE team used the supercomputer centre at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, which uses machines similar to those used by NASA and the CIA.
www.fastlane.com.au /4WD-OffRoad/Ford_Territory_proto.htm   (487 words)

 Ford Territory Ghia turbo: good value - Latest Road tests and Car reviews - CARSguide
Ford Territory Ghia turbo: the value helps you live with the stigma.
FORD'S performance SUV is an impressive package, but is perhaps out of its time.
Social pressure rather than sound reason virtually guarantees that the $65,490 Territory Turbo Ghia tested here will never be a serious alternative for people considering the likes of the Porsche Cayenne S or BMW X5 V8, despite having engine performance, vehicle dynamics and cabin amenities that are in the same league.
carsguide.news.com.au /story/0,20384,20482444-5003140,00.html   (767 words)

 New Ford Territory - Australian 4WD Monthly Online Forums
FORD is going full steam ahead on its development of the Territory, an all-wheel-drive wagon aimed at having car-like driving characteristics.
Ford is even leaking photographs of the car, briefly spotted on the beaches of Fraser Island last week.
The Territory is the result of Ford talking to Australian motorists who want the better aspects of a car, four-wheel-drive wagon and people mover without the respective drawbacks.
www.4wdmonthly.com.au /forum/showthread.php?p=5674   (645 words)

 Ford Announces Austrailian Initiatives
Ford Australia has announced a new strategic direction for the company, including significant investment in new projects and accompanying facilities, totalling more than AUD1.8 billion over the next decade.
Ford Australia has worked cooperatively with both the Federal Government and the Victorian State Government to ensure the successful outcome of these major investment opportunities.
Ford Australia will have lead design and engineering responsibility for a new vehicle architecture that is targeted to underpin a range of light commercial vehicles in more than 80 countries worldwide.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2006/05/08/006058.html   (1420 words)

 AutoSpeed - Ford Territory Turbo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is a characteristic of the standard Territory but it is more pronounced in the Turbo version (probably because of the different wheels/tyres).
The Territory Turbo’s engine is the same as used in the current Falcon XR6 Turbo – a 4-litre in-line six with a DOHC, 24-valve head, dual variable cam timing and electronic throttle control.
The Ford Territory Turbo was provided for this test by Ford Australia.
autospeed.drive.com.au /cms/A_3065/article.html   (837 words)

 2004 Ford Territory Preview
Territory is a 5-seater with an optional 3rd row of seating, which makes it a 7-seater.
Clearly, Ford Australia's attempt at a "cross-over" vehicle is well positioned to take advantage of a buoyant vehicle market, which is seeing AWD and 4WD vehicles sales boom.
The Territory will be in territory near you in 2004.
www.nextcar.com.au /r.ford.territory.2004.htm   (351 words)

 Ford Territory Turbo June 2006 Car Review - CarPoint Australia
Ford’s latest worst kept secret and arguably the vehicle about which Ford Australia boss, Tom Gorman, has answered more questions more often, the Territory Turbo was always going to happen.
The new turbo Territory range benefits from all the safety developments introduced since the original Territory was launched in June 2004.
Territory was the first Australian manufactured vehicle to incorporate Dynamic Stability Control and the option of side curtain airbags.
www.carpoint.com.au /car-review/1848171.aspx   (1430 words)

 Lifestyles: Motoring: On The Road In The Ford Territory
Here's how Ford describes it: imagine a triangle with an off-roader at one corner, a people-mover at another and a conventional sedan at the final point.
However, while Ford offers a rear-drive option for all three TX/TS/Ghia models in Australia, Kiwis are limited to the entry TX if they want rear-drive.
The Highlander is derived from the Lexus RX (a major benchmark for Ford, by the way), which in turn is based on the Camry platform.
xtramsn.co.nz /lifestyles/0,,12622-3333196,00.html   (960 words)

 Ford Territory TX AWD
After some years in the doldrums, Ford are now back at the big end of town with Falcon (BA) back in the good books and a Medium 4WD that now ‘owns’ the market segment, displacing even Toyota’s robust Prado and the slightly softer Kluger.
Despite its added weight (Territory tops the scale at 2 tonnes empty) it delivers respectable acceleration and once the big four litre six gets motoring, open road touring is quite effortless.
Yes, Territory shares exactly the same engine as the Falcon, namely the stalwart 4.0 litre, 24 valve straight six that kicks out 182 kW and churns a whopping 380Nm of torque.
members.ozemail.com.au /~motorweb/territory/index.html   (740 words)

 Ford Freestyle (US) = Ford Territory (AUS)!!!? - GMInsideNews Forums
The FS width is 74.4 and Territory's is 74.72.
No doubt, Cadillacs "art and science" borrowed heavily from Ford's hardcore new-edge themed show cars, but GM put it on their production car first and most people are likely going to cite that it looks like Ford borrowed from GM when the truth is ther opposite.
The Territory was developed for Australia, not the US (where it would be too expensive to be competitive).
www.gminsidenews.com /forums/showthread.php?t=11028   (1028 words)

 Ford Motor Company : Media Releases Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford South Africa is to sponsor the Australian V8 supercar series on Supersport...
Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 Ford has added a new 4,0-litre powerplant which is set to become a favourite of SA motorists
Ford Southern Africa has upped the stakes in the LCV market with the launch of its new Ford Ranger..
www.fordmotorcompany.co.za /media/archive.asp   (1395 words)

 Territory Begins South African Safari
Ford Australia President Tom Gorman today announced at the Melbourne International Motor Show the award-winning Territory SUV would be exported to South Africa.
The complete range of Territory accessories will be offered to South African customers as well, with the exception of DVD satellite navigation as South Africa has no global positioning satellite network.
Territory is already exported to New Zealand, where it clocked up more than 1400 sales last year and has been the market leading SUV since launch.
www.4wdonline.com /bbs/messages/7/268.html   (481 words)

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