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Latest model: Ford Territory 2012
Ford Territory 2012Following an extensive development programme the covers have finally come off the highly anticipated new-model Ford Territory. The Australian-designed-and-developed SUV (sports Utility Vehicle) has undergone an extensive visual update inside and out. The new Ford Territory wears a stylish suit cut from Ford's kinetic layout language and its bold new exterior makes it instantly recognisable as a member of Ford's powerful model family.

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Redesigning the multi-award-winning Ford Territory meant building on its already clean and appealing looks, the result of the first-generation Ford Territory's original layout goal: to create a car that embodied the strength and performance of a conventional SUV while having the prestige, agility and nimbleness of a sporting sedan. The new Ford Territory has taken this to another level.

Underpinning new Ford Territory's layout was its dual personality: a sophisticated and sporty urban wagon for weekdays and a family getaway car on weekends. Successfully presenting these two functional roles in an impressive visual form was the responsibility of the Ford Australia layout team, headed by Chris Svensson, Layout Director for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa.

We worked hard to ensure the new Ford Territory was an evolution of the original model and, via the use of Ford's distinct layout DNA, also gave a hint of the future, Svensson explained. To achieve this we applied Ford's original style philosophy: kinetic layout. Kinetic layout comprises several specific components, all of which are present in the new Ford Territory. They are confident stance, dynamic lines, expressive form language, taut surfacing, bold graphics and great detailing. When you combine them they convey movement and athleticism. In other words, the car looks like it is moving when standing still. The overall visual effect of kinetic layout is simple: in the case of the new Ford Territory it communicates its dynamic features and fun-to-drive spirit.