Diesel headlines revised Ford wagon line-up
Ford to expand Mondeo wagon line-up later this year
Falcon wagon production to cease
26th March, 2010
The introduction of a new, fuel efficient diesel
powertrain for the Mondeo wagon range headlines a number of upcoming changes to Ford Australia's
vehicle line-up, which includes the discontinuation of the Falcon wagon.
A diesel Mondeo wagon will join the current MB Mondeo range in the third quarter of this year,
bringing with it a new generation diesel powertrain that delivers significantly better fuel economy
and improved performance.
"The Mondeo wagon has presented a compelling proposition for wagon customers since it was
introduced in July last year," said Ford Australia Vice President Marketing, Sales & Service, Beth
"Packed full of equipment and features, and sporting a spacious cargo area with generous payload
capability, Mondeo wagon delivers an ideal package to serve the needs of both private and fleet
The addition of a diesel powertrain will bolster the existing range of petrol Mondeo wagon
"Over the past 12 months there has been an increasing shift in consumer preferences for this
sector of the market, with growing customer expectations for improved safety features, new
technologies, contemporary styling and the option for alternative fuels," Ms Donovan said.
"In order to meet these changing customer expectations in the long term, the Falcon wagon will
cease production, while the introduction of a new diesel Mondeo wagon will present a modern alternative
to fulfil the needs of both private and fleet customers."
Sales of Falcon wagon will be phased out throughout the second half of 2010.
The Falcon wagon has fulfilled a unique and important role in the Ford line-up for almost 50 years,
serving generations of Australian customers as a reliable family car, as well as meeting the needs of
local businesses as a valued fleet vehicle.