It seems the head honcho at Ford, Alan Mulally has a thing for our new FG Falcon. The Ford CEO recently got behind the wheel of an FG Falcon G6E Turbo at an Australian test facility and came away mightily impressed. In fact he declared, ?I want one?!
There is a general world-wide consensus that Ford Australia build a better four-door sedan than Ford North America, so it is not hard to believe that Mulally would prefer the FG Falcon over the alternative at home ? a Taurus.
Will he ship one over? Who knows? We do know that there was at least one pre-production FG shipped to the States last year for evaluation.
Once again there are rumours on the internet that the FG Falcon platform will underpin future rear-wheel-drive models in the U.S. but at the moment, they remain just that, rumours.
Suffice to say, if you spend anytime on the internet you will know that Americans and Australians alike have a real respect for the Ford Australia product. All that is required now is that the FOMOCO listen to what the people want and follow GM?s lead with Holden.
If the CEO likes the FG Falcon so much that he wants his own, he should logically assume that the average punter in the U.S. might just feel the same.