Good looking vehicles.
One major point when designing the Territory was to keep the production cost down, so as to pass on the savings to the buyer. I'd say Ford have done a very good job of that.
To start introducing changes & increasing the number of different platforms will add to design, engineering, testing & production costs, which will need to be passed on.
If sales can increase enough costs can be kept down, but how many people would have a ute as their main vehicle, whose wife would say yes to one?
If people could afford to have a standard Territory for their main transport & a ute based Territory for a second vehicle, Ford would be onto something. Maybe if a large percentage of businesses that require a ute can be convinced to trade in the Holden/Ford/Toyota/etc ute Ford will have a chance.
If Ford can build vehicles, like those yank trucks, and keep the cost down without spreading the cost to other models, I'd be one of the first to line up & buy one, for my business that is & claim it on tax.
The yanks can afford to design & build those things, because they have the population numbers; 280,000,000 compared to Australia's 20,000,000. That is a lot of potential customers.
I suppose Ford Oz could try & get into the yank market, that way they increase sales to a point where cost comes down.
But that is a step that can only be done once all the bugs have been ironed out of the existing vehicle.
It took GM-H four Commodore/Statesman models before they started testing the export market. Hopefully Ford will do the same, they wont need four models though since the Terri is 50% Falcon based, but they will need a couple.