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Old 05-31-2004, 17:36   #1 (permalink)
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Future Territory Varients?

I was thinking the other day, as I do now and then, of the future possibilities of the territory.

Personally i think its a bit silly to go through all the effort of biulding the territory and then just leaving it as is.

Would it be so hard for Ford to hopefully use the platform for different variants such as a Hi-Po version (although that should be coming). But what about a more "serious" off road version? One with say buffed up suspension and trye packages and more hardcore accessories like snorkels etc?

Or even maybe a 4x4 Territory ute? The possibilities are endless!

So what does everyone else think? Will there be further development for new models?
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I think a nice variation would be people posting in the correct forum
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yeah sorry dk...i just thought it would get more exposure in the pub. I dont think to many people look here thats all.
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Old 05-31-2004, 19:26   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Future Territory Varients?

  • I understand that a high-ride (RTV like) model is already undergoing testing!
  • A turbo model is more or less confirmed, but will it be available as an AWD or RWD only (or both)?
  • Then when the piggy-bank is full again a dual-cab extended wheelbase ute version (only then will I forgive them for not making the R5 a reality)
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Given current fuel price trends and Territory's fuel usage rate, an E-Gas version would be nice - ASAP please.
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I like the idea of a serious off road territory, something too show up the cruisers and etc- 250ml ground clearance, front and rear diff locks, better underbody protection etc and the option of a dual cab ute : ) thats my kinda territory!
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It's nice to dream but a Territory will never show up a Cruiser in serious off road terrain, and that's a good thing. I don't won't a Territory that's built like a truck.

A High-Ride version with diff-locks would go anywhere most people want to go anyway.
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cruiser arnt built like trucks- my dads 100 series has as much ride comfert as our old EL, and it can keep up with a XF when accelarating from 5th gear. Just because its built like a truck dosnt mean it goes like one. Some cases it isnt true- the 60 series was a truck but the morden cruisers are surprising car like on road, plus they can go far off road, Im not saying they perform like a car- because they wont, but they have a lot of things on par with a car.
And besides a high ride with territory with diff locks would complete well with a crusier off road, the only weakness is a lack of low range, thats it
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Point taken. I guess a lot of work has been done to allow Cruisers & co. to 'feel' like passenger cars in the day-to-day cruise. However it when things start to go wrong that I'd rather be in a Territory due to their active & passive safety features.

Braking, Swerve recovery, DSC, crumple zones, multiple airbags etc make Territory my pick for predominantly urban driving.

For predominantly tough 4-wheeling the Cruisers frame chassis, gearing, wheel articlulation and general durability would outdo a Territory, even one with higher ride height and locked diffs.

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A lot of people ( like my family for example ) have a Crusier and a falcon, best of both worlds. A territorys just something inbetween
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