Car reviews - Ford - Territory - Ghia AWD 5-dr wagon
24 Jun 2004
By BRUCE NEWTON
A KEY Territory design feature is its short overhangs, which means it actually ends up being shorter than the traditional Falcon three-box sedan on which it shares a lot of significant mechanicals. But that also has the effect of giving what is a traditonal high-riding wagon shape real modernity, while the steep rake of the C-pillar adds a feeling of speed. The way the glass wraps around the D-pillar also gives the Territory lightness and airiness. If there is another cross-over that it evokes it's BMW's benchmark X5 - and that's no bad thing. The Ghia can be picked from lower models in the range by its unique 17-inch alloys (in a 5x2-spoke arrangement), full body colour-coded bumpers and mouldings, and foglights.
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Did you know?Ford first considered building Territory based on Falcon wagon and then tried a Fairlane platform as a base. In the end it rejected both ideas, and Territory's architecture is now regarded as sharing only the 'engine box' with Falcon
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