Car reviews - Ford - Territory - Turbo 5-dr wagon range
Ford Australia reinvents the wheel again with its terrific Territory Turbo SUV range
23 Jun 2006
REGARDLESS of how you view the performance SUV phenomenon, the force-fed version of the Blue Oval’s super-successful Territory is worthy of another feather in Ford Australia’s corporate cap. Bringing the same incremental performance gains to the refined and commodious Territory as it did for the now legendary homegrown XR6 Turbo, Ford’s turbocharged inline six combines with the SY Territory upgrades (led by a sophisticated German six-speed auto) to deliver seamless, satisfying throttle response and vastly superior driveability. Sure, the hip pocket takes a hit courtesy of a marginally (1.4L/100km) thirstier diet of premium unleaded and a $10,000-higher pricetag, but those who drive it will agree: Territory Turbo is a masterstroke of Aussie engineering that matches or betters V8 German SUVs at their own game - for less than half the price.
Model release date: 1 July 2006 to 1 May 2009
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