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    Will Ford discontinue the Australian-made Falcon?

    Even though Ford honcho Alan Mulally was seriously smitten by the company's Aussie Falcon G-Series, doubts about the car's future were presaged nearly a year-and-a-half ago as Ford built momentum behind the "One Ford" program. That initiative focused on the rationalization of platforms, so ...

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    Industry analyst says Australian car industry is doomed

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of Australia's Dog & Lemon Guide, says there's no way around a central fact of Australian automobile production: "Australia's car factories are losing money on every vehicle they make." Because of that, he believes that there is no future for the domestic car ...

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    Idle hands: AC Schnitzer BMW X6 Falcon

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 Falcon
    Idle hands are the devil's playthings, and apparently AC Schnitzer has a lot of time on its hands. You're only required to read the first two lines of the company's press release to realize that the crew formerly known for ...

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    Aussie Ford FG01 V8 Supercar unveiled

    Click above for a high res gallery of the new FG01 racing carJust as civilian Ford Falcon drivers have a new ride in which to roll, the racers who pilot the competition version of the sedan in Australia's V8 Supercar series now have an FG Falcon to call their own. The FG01 V8 Supercar will be ...

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    Ford releases specs on new FPV Falcons

    Click above for high-res gallery of the new FPV Falcon F6Ford is getting ready for a battle in Australia for the hearts and minds of performance enthusiasts. Its new FPV Falcons will go head to head with what HSV offers from Holden, and today the Blue Oval from Down Under released officials specs ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2008 Ford Falcon Orion XR6

    click above image for high-res versionDevelopment mules for the upcoming redesign of the Ford Falcon in Australia are not that hard to come by in the land of Oz. CarAdvice has hosted plenty, and decided to let loose an artist on them to create an accurate rendering of what the 2008 Ford Falcon will ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #71

    We're shooting from the hip this week for Podcast #71. Rather than prepare, we're going with gut reactions. Starting it off, we mull over the loss of the USGP from Indianapolis, and postulate on where else F1 may pop up in the US. An F1 race on the Vegas strip would be the bomb. Staying with ...

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    Scoop! Ford Falcon Orion sans camo!

    UPDATE: More and better renderings can be found here.Our desire for Australia's Fords and Holdens continues unabated, and the Courier and Mail has managed to snag shots of the new Falcon in the buff, further stoking our flame. While American sedans went all mamby-pamby (what could be more ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Ford Falcon from Oz

    The Australian-market Ford Falcon is one we would like to have on our shores, and may get if Ford wises up and takes a page out of GM's playbook. The Falcon is RWD, comes with turbo V6 engines, V8s, optional El Camino-like truck beds, and it just looks good. Unfortunately, the Falcon has fallen on ...

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    Man up with the Ford Falcon XR8 Ute

    var digg_url = ''; It's very much a man's world in this new TV spot for Ford's Aussie-market Falcon XR8 Ute. It's a land where sandwiches are delivered by the paperboy in the morning, the ice cream man is replaced by the ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Ford Falcon

    Ford Australia's at work developing the next version of a car we can't have here in the US. Australian website CarAdvice snagged spy shots of camoflaged Falcons undergoing tests in the Melbourne area. Suspicions are that base models as well as turbocharged XRs were pirouetting around getting a ...

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    Ford Ranger on the ropes

    We posted some conjecture about the Ranger not too long ago, with some Photochops to illustrate possible ways Ford could keep its smallest pickup alive. Automotive News has looked in to their crystal ball and determined that the future of the Ranger is murky, at best. The first bad sign is that the ...

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    Spies spot RWD Ford in Detroit

    Looky, looky. Spies from KGP have caught a rear-wheel drive Ford from Australia at Ford's engineering centers in Detroit. In fact, the car appears to be in the process of being unboxed after its long trip from Oz. What does it mean that this car, presumably a rear-wheel drive Falcon prototype, has ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6

    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res pics of the Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6For years, the large, family car market in Australia has been divided between the Aussie built GM Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon, both on the road and on the track. The large car market has been characterised ...

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    Brisbane Motor Show: Aussie Utes

    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of Ford and GM Holden Utes.At the Brisbane Motor Show, which started on Friday, Ford and GM Holden, plus their tuning groups Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) and Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), had plenty of top Aussie utes on display, ranging from ...

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    Saving Lincoln one RWD concept at a time

    Lincoln's recent fall from grace can be attributed to a number of factors and compelling product is certainly at the top of that list. According to an article in Business Week, Lincoln plans to rectify the situation posthaste, beginning with a rear-wheel-drive concept set to debut in Detroit this ...

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    VIDEO: Ford Fairmont Ghia

    We've spent so much time here at Autoblog yelling about the rank awesomeness of GM's Australian product, we forget that The Blue Oval brand has some pretty rockin' stuff in the land of Oz as well. In fact, it's just as good. We've just been so busy obsessing over Ford's stellar European lineup ...

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    Ford FPV brings more power, handling to the Aussies

    Click on image to enlargeWe would normally start off this post by lamenting the fact that Ford seems to give more love to markets outside North America than it does within the U.S. We're tiring of that intro, so we'll just give you the information and let you draw your own conclusions about why ...

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    2007 Ford Falcon: More RWD love for our mates downunder

    We've complained that the European market gets the delectable Focus RS, while we, in the automaker's home country, have to endure bland styling updates and an anemic naturally-aspirated (read: boring) power source. Now, Ford shoves the knife in a little bit deeper, offering the Australian market a ...

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    Ford Australia investment could spawn next Crown Vic

    As we reported earlier today Ford's Australian arm has announced a big investment that includes aid from the Australian government. It will result in the development of an engineering and design "centre of excellence" for the Asia Pacific and Africa region, as well as new product plans that may, ...


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