Production of the Ford Falcon sedan and pickup, and the Territory SUV, have ended, signalling an to Ford’s manufacturing operations in Australia.
Large, affordable RWD sedans are a dying species, and last week another of their breed, the Australia and New Zealand only Ford Falcon, passed into the history books.
Production at the company’s factory in Victoria ended on October 7, 2016, when the last car, a blue Falcon XR6 sedan went down the line. That car isn’t road legal, as it doesn’t have a compliance plate, and will go on permanent display at Ford Australia’s factory, which will be turned into an R&D center.
The final four road legal cars (a Falcon XR6 Turbo ute, a Falcon XR6 sedan, a Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint sedan, and a Territory Titanium diesel SUV) going up for auction soon, with money going to the STEAM Student Robotics Program.
The Holden Commodore and Caprice will go out of production late 2017, and the Toyota Camry will end its run in 2017 too. With that Australian car making will die.