FORD TERRITORY WINS DESIGN AWARD
It just keeps getting better and it's just launched! This was taken from carpoint.com today!
Ford's $500million Territory family wagon has secured its first award two months before it even hits showrooms. The Territory, which goes on sale June 1, has won the Australiua Design Award for 2004, beating Holden's flexible Commodore platform, the Victorian Booze bus and Qantas' Skybed business class seats.
Ford Australia's VP of product development, Trevor Worthingto, accepted the award from the governor-general of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery at a gala dinner in Sydney last week. "This award is another great reward for the long hours put in by a dedicated team of designers and engineers in coming up with the landmark Territory vehicle," Worthington said.
He said the award was not unexpected, and meant a lot to the employees of Ford Australia. "Everyone working on Territory knew they were contributing to a groundbreaking design that combines the nimbleness and agility of a car, the versatility of an SUV with the seating flexibility of a people mover.
"It's extremely satisfying to have the hard work of the entire Ford Australia team recognised with the highest award on offer."
Previous winners of the Australian Design Award include the Hills Hoist, the Victa lawn mower, the winged keel and the Dolphin torch. Find out more about the award at its website, http://www.designawards.com.au/home