Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Australian Ford Falcon. Since 1960

The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960. Each model from the XA series of 1972 onward has been designed, developed and built in Australia, following the phasing out of the American Falcon of 1960-70 which had been re-engineered locally for the harsher Australian conditions. As a result of the longevity of its Australian production, the Falcon is one of the biggest selling names in world automotive history, selling over 3,000,000 in six generations to 2003, almost exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.[1] As of July 2007, Ford sells upwards of 3,000 units per month.[2]

Ford has manufactured over three million units since 1960, and has topped the sales charts in Australia on many occasions. Currently the Falcon line-up is offered in sedan, station wagon, and utility body styles, however in the past panel vans and hardtops (coupe) were offered.[3] Australian made Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores dominate the ranks of taxis in Australia and New Zealand and are also used as police patrol cars.

Source : Wikipedia

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