Killing the Falcon Was "the Right Thing" to Do, Says Ford
“You have to be competitive or you don’t get a chance to stay in business and serve the customer. We’re doing the right thing by the consumer in the longer term,” said Ford Australia CEO Alan Mulally at Ford’s Go Further event in Sydney. “I loved the Falcon the first time I was in it. But (the large car) market is really, really small. The customers have moved on to smaller, more efficient vehicles, and this is exactly what we are going to provide,” he added.
In addition to shutting down all Australian operations in 2016, recent reports claim Ford is looking to close its FPV division next year, with the FPV Falcon to be replaced by a beefed-up Falcon XR8. Recently, Ford has confirmed that the Mustang will return to Australia once the sixth-generation musclecar is being launched.
Story via GoAuto