A new look Ford Territory SUV has been introduced at the Melbourne Motor Show today, featuring key exterior design changes, fresh interior environments, a revised model lineup and a host of additional equipment now fitted as standard. The Territory is a midsize SUV engineered and manufactured for the Australian market and select few export markets.

It is based on the local Ford Falcon sedan platform and is powered by a range of 4.0L straight-six petrol engines in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged forms. The biggest changes for the facelifted Mark II model, the first significant update since the vehicle was introduced in 2004, include a new front-end design and an updated interior. New items include a revised bonnet, new bumpers, and sportier grilles.

Inside, the vehicles get new seat trim, a revised dash, and Ford’s latest Interior Command Center interface system. A host of additional equipment and features are now fitted as standard, including side curtain airbags, cruise control, 17in alloy wheels and a full body colour package for the bumpers, door handles and mirrors.

Powertrain options remain unchanged, which means customers will be able to select from either a naturally-aspirated 4.0L straight-six with 255hp (190kW) on tap or a sporty turbo version with 329hp (245kW). Both engines come standard with a six-speed ZF automatic transmission.