Ford announced a new facelifted Territory at the Melbourne International Motor Show. Several changes were made to the popular SUV in order to refresh both its exterior and interior looks.

Ford Australia has announced the new updated Territory SUV at the Melbourne International Motor Show. First launched in 2004 the Territory is said to be a popular model in the Australian market with more than 86,000 units sold up to now. The new car will appear at dealer floors during the second quarter of 2009.

Changes performed on the car's exterior include revised tail lamps, body coloured exterior mirrors, a new bonnet with a new front bumper, new headlights and a lower front grille design. The TX base model now comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and side curtain airbags while the TS gets fog lamps as out-of-the-box equipment.

A new Territory with an old interior would defeat the whole purpose of this facelift, therefore Ford has added new seat materials, two new interior environments, silver steering wheel buttons (for TS, Ghia and Ghia Turbo models), new colour finishes and trim highlights on the vehicle's entire model range.

Prices begin at AU$39,490 for the TX 4-speed automatic and peak at AU$66,420 for the 6-speed automatic Ghia Turbo.


Gallery: Ford Territory Facelift Unveiled at Melbourne International Motor Show