Ford ending local production in Australia after 91 years

Último Ford Falcon AustraliaAs you can see here the news more than a year ago, but today has become a reality. Ford ends up with its local production in Australia, which means that there will be no more exclusive models for this market. This is nothing less than 91 years after it began operations in such country. He will also say goodbye factory Broadmeadows (Victory), which leads to producing vehicles since 1959.

This means that we will not see the mythical Ford Falcon, a car exclusive to Australia that takes more than 50 years in the market. Specifically the last drive that has come out of the australian plant has been the Falcon XR6 blue of the picture that heads the news. This sedan has a powerful turbocharged inline six-cylinder and 4.0-liter that develops 442 HP and 576 Nm of torque, which is transferred directly to the rear wheels.

Ford Falcon AustraliaThe other unique model is fired, it is the Ford Territory, an off-road vehicle of large dimensions. Although apparently there will be a total withdrawal, as Ford will continue to have a few 1,500 employees in Australia that will be in the design and engineering departments. The decision to end local production comes in the wake of the plan of global products One Ford, a strategy of globalization of the brand.

A shame considering the history of Ford Australia. The first model that they built on his arrival there was the model T Ford in Geelong in 1925. The american brand dominated the local market until the arrival of Holden, which now belongs to General Motors. This puts an end to a journey that has left an total production of 4.356.628 units only on the ground of Broadmeadows.

Source – Carscoops