Ford Falcon Wagon Is a Goner
“After a lot of detailed review and focus group discussions with our customers we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to retire the Falcon wagon,” Ford Australia president Marin Burela was quoted as saying by GoAuto.
“We’ll be retiring the Falcon wagon in the latter part of this year. It’s done an outstanding job for us over the years and has certainly delivered the customer expectation that the Falcon wagon was intended to deliver."
The expected decision was hurried by the implementation in Australia of the Euro 4 emissions regulations last July. The fact that the wagon version sold only 2,500 units of the 31,000 Falcons sold last year didn't help the model's cause either.
"We’ve now got to a point in time where we’ve moved on and we’ve moved on in a way that in fact continues to build on the product line-up that we have in the country.” Burela added.
“Let me be clear on this, we certainly did not see it was good business to go out there and invest in the Falcon wagon to bring it to the need level and technology level required to move forward and bring it into the next decade ... we didn’t see that as a wise decision.”