CEO and President of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally confirmed on a recent visit to
Alan's visit occured one week after Ford announced the loss of 350 jobs and the shock resignation of Ford Australia's President Bill Osborne who is leaving the industry to pursue his career.
Alan Mulally joined Ford Motor Company in 2006 and since has introduced "The way forward" a restructuring plan to reverse Ford's declining profits and market share. After reviving the Ford Taurus Mr. Mulally gave Ford their first profit in two years. Ford is moving fast to become more globalised, scrapping the current schema of two separate designs "Kinetic" for the European market and the American bold look to introduce one design for the world.
The Falcon is a domestic sold vehicle and is not currently exported therefore relying on Australian sales to stay afloat, the future of the Falcon is promising but only the badge may remain the same. "There will be a great market for them.... I think there will always be a Falcon size".
Shifting to become a more globalised company, the overall design and architecture will be considered for export to other markets where rear wheel drive is not common. Front
In the Australia large car segment discounting the more expensive prestige models, Holden's Commodore and Falcon are the only remaining Rear Wheel Drive platforms, the Honda Accord, Hyundai's Grandeur, Nissan's Maxima and Toyota's Aurion are all driven through the front axle.
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