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Tuesday
Jan122010

Alan Mullaly's First Big Mistake?

Yesterday during day on of the Detroit Autoshow, Ford's CEO Allan Mullaly announced that Australian Ford Falcon, would soon be coming to an end.  Because he has focused Ford on the One Ford strategy, there is no room according to Mullaly for more than one large car platform, and that platform will be the Taurus going forward.  

For 50 years the Falcon has pounded the streets and the outback of Oz, and it's legend at The Bathurst is long and deep.  To may down under killing of the Falcon would be like killing of the Mustang in the US.  

Rising gas prices have put a dent into sales of the rear wheel drive car and Ute, but it's hard to think that "The Last Of The V8's" could be in sight.

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