I already anticipate the news more than one year ago, but today has become a reality. Ford ends with its locally in Australia, which means that there will be no more exclusive models for this market. This fact is nothing less than 91 years later that began operations in that country. Also will say goodbye the Broadmeadows factory (victory), which has been producing cars since 1959.
This means that we will not return to see the legendary Ford Falcon, an exclusive car from Australia that has been more than 50 years in the market. Specifically the last unit that has left the Australian plant has been the blue XR6 Falcon of the image who leads the news. This sedan has a powerful motor turbo inline six-cylinder and 4.0 litres which develops 442 HP and 576 Nm of torque, which pass directly to the rear wheels.
Other exclusive model is bouncing is the Ford Territory, an SUV large. But apparently it will not be a withdrawn total, since Ford will continue to have about 1,500 employees in Australia that will be in the engineering and design departments. The decision put an end to local production comes as a result of the plan of global One Ford, a strategy of globalization of brand products.
A sentence taking into account the history of Ford Australia. The first model which manufactured on his arrival there he was Ford T in Geelong in 1925. The American brand dominated the local market until the arrival of Holden, now owned by General Motors. In this way put end to a career that has left a total production of 4.356.628 units only in the Broadmeadows plant.
Source – Carscoops