Re: Is the Territory allowed in the Aussie Falcons forum?
The Territory better be a good thing, because one of the key 4x4 competitors in Australia (Toyota) already have their version out. Ford Aus cant afford to stuff this one up....
Toyota have just released the "Kluger", which is car like AWD. The Kluger has a 3.3l quad-cam V6 producing 172kW (very fuel efficient, while still powerful), 5-speed auto transmission, and do the 0-100km in 8.1 seconds. The entry level model has all the bells and whistles like dual airbags, cruise control, ABS, electric windows, and up to 7 seats. Price starts at $43,990.
In terms of styling, it looks alot like the Territory.
Rumour has it that the new Territory will break the 2-tonne mark, meaning another 300kgs on top of the BA, which you would expect from the 4x4 system, additional body size/panels..etc. If they use the same 4.0l barra engine, I doubt it will be able to out-run the Kluger. That is unless the Territory comes with a more powerful engine barra engine, 5 or even 6-speen auto transmission !. If it does, then we can be guaranteed that these will flow back into the BA as the series 2.
Bring on the Territory and falcon BA Series II !!!!!!