The inside story
Ford has deliberately gone with a upmarket, executive-oriented look with the turbocharged Territory’s interior.
“One of the key design principles behind the turbo Territory range is understated elegance and performance,” says colour and trim design manager Debbie Pascoe. She says the turbos are aimed at “an even more discerning customer”.
“We wanted the interior to reflect this, and therefore chose a warm charcoal trim to create an interior that is alluring and exciting. This particular interior is sportier than a non-turbo Territory, giving a stronger, more assertive overall image.”
The Ghia Turbo’s Interior Command Centre (ICC) is finished in black onyx, with satin chrome highlights. “The appearance of the new ICC helps create a real sense of prestige and wow factor,” says Pascoe. “The black interior...leaves no doubt that this is a
The instrument cluster is unique to the turbo Territory range, with a slight variation in illumination, colours and finishes between the two models. Further differentiation between the two is evident in interior appointments. The Territory Turbo has a sports steering wheel, the Ghia a luxury sports steering wheel and leather wrapped parking brake. A leather insert gear lever is standard on
both models. The new colour scheme flows through to other aspects of the interior, including the sporty new supportive seats.
The Territory Turbo has black suede style seat trim and four-way power driver seat; the Ghia has black leather seat trim with a six-way power driver seat. Both models have power adjustable pedals as standard.
The command driving position, a favourite feature for Territory owners, remains a key attribute of the new turbo models. Both vehicles offer flexible seating arrangements and lots of storage spaces. The Territory Ghia Turbo’s colour TFT screen enables the use of the reverse camera, operating in conjunction with a Reverse Sensing System. “It was important to create an interior which is representative of what Territory Turbo and Territory Ghia Turbo are as vehicles,” says Pascoe.
“It is high end, it is capable, it is refined and offers performance attributes. The use of dark colours in the interior helps convey (that) styling statement.”