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Ford's Focus on Australia

After making 600 workers redundant as a result of closing down the Geelong plant, the future looked bleak for Ford Australia. However only a few days later speculation had been aroused that - not unlike GM - Ford would rely on its Australian arm to produce the new global platform...

Ford might keep Volvo after all?

With the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover expected to finalize by month's end, the attention now points Volvo's way. The blue oval had previously indicated interest is offloading its Swedish brand, but a recent Reuters report tells a different story. A source told Reuters the review of Volvo was still at a very early stage and may not result in a sale...

Ford Look to Australia

Ford are considering following General Motor's example and develop their next rear-wheel drive global platform here in Australia. Australian engineers will develop the drivetrains for the new Mustang as well as Fairlane-based long-wheelbase limousine platforms for the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car which are scheduled to arrive by 2011...

Ford Kills the I6 Engine - Official Details

Ford Australia have just confirmed the company will import a global new Duratec V6 engine from 2010. The move will see a range of basic and high performance engines as the powerplant of Australia's iconic Falcon, Falcon Ute and Territory model lines. "The Australian car market has fundamentally and permanently changed," said Ford Australia President Mr Tom Gorman...

Ford Set to Announce Future of Geelong Engine Plant

Ford Australia will today announce the future of the Geelong engine plant where all of its inline-six cylinder engines are currently produced. Speculation began last week when GoAuto ran a story that rumored a V6 engine would be used in the local Falcon by 2010 to meet emissions regulations. From there, serious hype was built which sent workers into frenzy...

Ford Oz Considers Lifting Exports

It is no secret that Ford Australia is losing money. According to a recent Reuters article, Ford are considering boosting exports as one option to become more profitable. Ford Australia spokeswoman Sinead McAlary has said: "Essentially, we are looking for a new manufacturing strategy that is going to set us up for the future...

New 2008 Ford Falcon Orion Computer Generated Pictures

The Herald sun have been hard at work over the last week, first it was the leaked photos of the new Series III Mitsubishi 380 Sedan, and now, the Herald has published photos of the new Ford Falcon: The Herald Sun claims that these computer generated images were disposed of after an FPV meeting, soon before being stumbled upon by an eager reader...

2007 Ford Focus July Update

Ford have dropped the price of the focus by $1,000 prior to the new release of the cosmetically enhanced Focus in the next few months. Ford Australia have gone below the $20,000 barrier with pricing for the new Focus range starting from $19,990 for the entry-level manual CL hatchback and sedan, undercutting the new Toyota Corolla by $1,000...

2007 Ford Territory Update

As well as updating the Ford Falcon, Ford have revised the aging Territory with a list of new goodies as well as DSC standard across the entire range. "Territory has been a clear leader in the Medium SUV segment since it was launched, playing a major role in the boom that has seen sales of SUVs increase dramatically over the past few years," Ford Australia President Tom Gorman said...

Ford Falcon Gains DSC & More

Following Suzuki's announcement that ESP will come standard on the Japanese manufacturers Swift Sport, Ford Australia also announced today a host of key enhancements across its popular Falcon, Territory, Ranger and Focus model lines...

2007 Ford Ranger Price Reduction

Another model in the Ford lineup has undergone price reduction. The Blue Ovals Range has been reduced in price by over 13%! Ford Chief Tom Gorman announced the new pricing for the PJ Ranger line-up alongside the price updates for the Falcon, Territory and Focus. "Customers can now take advantage of fantastic value deals right across the Ranger line-up with price reductions of up to 13...