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SZ Territory - Interior Colours & Materials

April 7, 2011

"The play of both satin and gloss finishes not only provides a high level of sophisticated elegance but link the vehicle's exterior styling with the interior, a truly holistic package".
- Emily Lai, Design Manager Colour & Materials Design

An essential element of new Territory's interior design brief was the use of more luxurious fabrics on all model variants, giving the occupant space a high level of quality, sophistication and comfort.
Emily Lai, Ford Australia's Design Manager for Colours and Materials, said the new Territory's architectural-type interior finishes of satin and bright chrome were the result of customer feedback.

"Our customers made it clear they wanted to feel like they were in a car, not a truck," she said.

"The new Territory's cabin environment is both sporty and sophisticated and its high chrome and satin highlights are modelled on the architectural finishes found in many modern homes and businesses.

"Both satin and gloss finishes not only provide a high level of sophisticated elegance but link the vehicle's exterior styling with the interior."

The stylish cabin design carries from the front-seat area to the middle- and third-row passengers, areas often overlooked by designers. There is no compromise with the look and feel of the materials from the front of the cabin to the rear.

The new Territory will be available in a variety of upholstery colours and finishes. For example, the no-cost optional light-coloured leather seats in the new range-leading Titanium model, Cashmere, provides a tonal environment that reflects light with the use of high-gloss and satin-metallic finishes. It adds a feeling of heightened visual comfort traditionally found in luxury cars and SUVs. The interior of the Titanium model is partly upholstered in high-grade leather and will also be available in a Shadow (black) environment.

The mid-level TS model also wears a Shadow environment and will feature a colour keyed cloth-suede combination seat trim and satin-metallic finishes. The TX will be available in a Shadow environment offering a colour-harmonised cloth seat trim and technical satin finish accents.

The new Territory's instrument panel wears the same high-quality grain finish that was developed specifically for the current-model FG Falcon. Called "Natural", it is designed to vary subtly in size, scale and depth throughout the IP. Natural gives a softer, more leather-like appearance.

Storage: Clever and Practical Packaging

New Territory builds on its famed interior functionality. Customers will enjoy the clever lockable drawer located under the driver's seat and the handbag / umbrella recesses next to both the driver and front passenger seats. In addition to the revised centre console-mounted cup holders there are adjustable door-mounted versions for cups and bottles of varying size. Each rear door has an integrated stowage area as do the sides of the third-row passenger compartment, which are fitted with armrest bins and cup holders. The new Territory also comes fitted with map pockets and seat pockets along with a flat folding floor for the rear compartment.

Model-by-model interior environmentsTX

* ICC (Interior Command Centre) medium shadow metallic
* Momentum fabric seat inserts; woven Jacob fabric in seat bolsters
* Instrument panel and console spears in platinum metallic
* Interior environment in Shadow (black)
* Satin Chrome door handle releases
* Steering wheel-mounted control buttons finished in Shadow (black)


* ICC Medium Platinum Metallic
* Essence fabric seat inserts; Miller suede fabric in seat bolsters
* Instrument panel and console spears in Platinum Metallic
* Interior environment in Shadow (black)
* Satin Chrome door handle releases
* Steering wheel-mounted control buttons finished in Satin Alloy


* ICC Medium Platinum Metallic
* Seats upholstered in leather
* Instrument panel and console spears in Platinum Gloss
* Interior environment in Shadow (black) or Cashmere (light beige)
* Bright Chrome door handle releases
* Extensive use of Satin Alloy and Bright Chrome in ICC switchgear
* Top stitching on centre console armrest (matches stitching on all seats)
* Steering wheel-mounted control button finished in Satin Alloy

Summary of interior design features: New Ford Territory

* New Instrument Panel (IP)
* New gauge cluster with LED (Light-Emitting Diode) screen
* New high-mount eight-inch touch screen (Titanium, TS)
* New high-mount 5.8-inch monochromatic screen (TX)
* New audio functions
* New Interior Command Centre (ICC) controlling HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
* New round dash fascia-mounted air vents situated at each end of the new instrument panel
* New four-spoke steering wheel with integrated cruise control and audio controls
* New integrated storage bin with tambour door
* New centre console with redesigned cup holders
* New interior "spears"
* New fabrics and materials
* New use of chrome and satin finishesSource: Ford Media


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