1 Nov 2014
Ford Australia took the opportunity to refresh its home-grown Territory SUV in late 2014 when it launched the final Falcon.
While the car-maker announced it would kill-off the Falcon nameplate, it was not as definite when it came to the future of the Territory moniker, suggesting it could live on for its replacement come late 2016.
Only trainspotters would have noticed the exterior changes between the SZ and SZ MkII, which included a new grille, redesigned headlights and changes to the bonnet that Ford said gave it a “purposeful” look.
Under the bonnet was either the 195kW/391Nm 4.0-litre six-cylinder petrol or 140kW/440Nm 2.7-litre diesel, both were matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Ford made some minor fuel-efficiency gains for the petrol-powered Territory, with the TX sipping 10.2 litres per 100km on the combined cycle, down from 10.6L/100km, while TS versions benefited from a slight improvement from 10.6L/100km to 10.5L/100km.