Featuring the latest take on Ford’s kinetic design language, the new Territory is instantly recognizable as a member of the Blue Oval’s expanding vehicle family and according to the automaker it provides a glimpse into the future of its global SUV styling. We can clearly see influences from the new 2011 Ford Explorer, especially in the tail lamps, as well as a 2012 Focus-inspired front air dam.
You can take this to mean that the replacement for the Ford Escape and European Kuga, a concept of which will be appearing at next month’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, may feature a design with some elements borrowed from this aggressive looking SUV from Down Under.
As mentioned, this is the second-generation Ford Territory SUV, which has been fully designed and engineered in Australia. It will be powered by the same 4.0-liter straight-six that appears in the Ford Falcon sedan on which it’s based, or an optional turbodiesel engine that’s set to be announced next year. A high-performance turbocharged version of the gasoline model should be released further down the track.
[Ford, Australian Ford Forums]