FORD AUSTRALIA IS TODAY announcing plans to drop local production of the Focus, intending to instead manufacture 2.0 litre four-cylinder versions of the Falcon and a V6 diesel version of the Territory, in addition to the existing range.
At the time of writing, this announcement is being made at Ford?s Broadmeadows HQ.
Also expected to be announced for Falcon and Territory are a range of fuel efficient engine options for both cars ? including LPG liquid injection and the widely expected diesel (likely to be the 2.7 litre Duratorq sourced from Ford?s global diesel engine range).
Export plans are also expected to be announced for both cars.
The Motor Report will have a full report of the announcement, and statements from Ford Australia, in the next couple of hours.
We live in momentous times.