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Encyclopedia > Ford Australia
Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957.

Ford Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and was founded in Geelong, Victoria in 1925 as an outpost of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. At that time, Ford Canada was a separate company from Ford USA. Henry Ford had granted the manufacturing rights to Ford in British Empire (later Commonwealth) countries (excepting the UK) to Canadian investors. Image File history File links Ford_Motor_Company_Logo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Norlane is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... Moorabool St, Geelongs main street, during Christmas. ... Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is the manufacturing and sales arm of Ford Motor Company for Canada. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... For the U.S., see Commonwealth (United States). ...


It is best known for producing the Falcon, originally a U.S. model introduced in Australia in 1960, but adapted to Australian requirements and road conditions. Since the release of the XA model in 1972, Falcons have been fully Australian designed. It also produces a four wheel drive model called the Territory. This article is about the Australian car model. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... The Ford Territory is a crossover SUV built by Ford Australia and based on the EA169 platform of the Ford BA Falcon. ...

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Ford invents the Ute

In 1934 the company invented the ute. The inventor of the ute was Ford engineer Lewis Bandt. During the Depression, banks would not extend credit to farmersto purchase passenger cars- in the belief they were unnecessary luxuries. However, they would lend money for the purchase of "working" vehicles. The ute fulfilled the need of farmers to have a workhorse which could also be used "to take the wife to church on Sunday". Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck with extended cabin and home-made wooden rack. ...

T-model Ford car parked outside Geelong Library at its launch in Australia in 1915
T-model Ford car parked outside Geelong Library at its launch in Australia in 1915
The Ford Australia plant under construction in Geelong, 1926.
The Ford Australia plant under construction in Geelong, 1926.

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Other Australian Fords

Ford Australia started by assembling Model T's. As Ford introduced new models, these were assembled in Australia.


During World War II, Ford Australia ceased producing cars to commence military production to support the war effort.


Post World War II production

After World War II, Ford recommenced assembly of imported Ford models. Initially, they assembled the UK sourced Pilot, then a range of British cars, including the Prefect, Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac. The name PILOT is an acronym, and stands for Programmed Instruction, Learning, Or Teaching. ... A prefect (from the Latin praefectus, perfect participle of praeficere: make in front, i. ... Consul (abbrev. ... Look up zephyr in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


Ford also assembled the Canadian Ford V8.


From 1960 onwards, the focus was on the Falcon. Species About 37; see text. ...


Besides the Falcon. Ford Australia has manufactured or assembled smaller models, but these are now fully imported. These included the Ford Anglia, Escort and Cortina from the UK, and subsequently the Mazda-based Laser and Telstar from Japan. These were adapted for the Australian market: for example, from 1972, the Cortina was available with the option of either a 3.3 litre or 4.1 litre 6 cylinder engine. In 1977, lack of capacity meant that the Cortina wagon was in fact assembled in Renault's (now long since closed) Australian factory. Species About 37; see text. ... The Ford Anglia was a British car from Ford in the UK. It was related to the Ford Prefect and the later Ford Popular. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Ford Laser was a compact car sold by Ford in Asia, Australia, and parts of South America and Africa. ... The Ford Telstar was an automobile sold by the Ford Motor Company in Asia, Australasia and Africa, comparable in size to the European Ford Sierra and the American Ford Tempo. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. ...


The Laser was produced in Ford's plant at Homebush in Sydney until September 1994, when the plant closed, after which they were fully imported from Japan. The Laser was replaced by the European Ford Focus in 2002. It is currently offered in sedan and hatchback variants with a 2.0L engine, which is one of the market leaders in sales. The Fiesta, heavily promoted as a product of German engineering, has been also a decent seller. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920 within the city centre. ... The Ford Focus is a small family car made by Ford and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. ...


Ford Australia no longer has a medium sized model, having dropped the Mondeo in 2001, arguing at the time that the segment of the market in which it competed was in decline in Australia; it is probably closer to the truth to argue that this segment is already satisfied by other manufacturers such as Toyota. In 2007, Ford Australia announced that they will re-introduce the new model Mondeo. The Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toyota Motor Corporation ), or Toyota is a Japanese multinational corporation and the worlds largest automaker by sales revenue as of 2007[3]. Together with its half-owned subsidiary Daihatsu, the company was the worlds second largest auto company by revenue of $179 billion and total vehicle production, most... The Ford Mondeo, launched in 1993, was billed as Fords world car, and was also sold in North America as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique. ...


Since 2004, the Ford Territory has been built on the same production line as the Falcon. The Territory has been the most popular SUV in Australia since it's release.[1] The Ford Territory is a crossover SUV built by Ford Australia and based on the EA169 platform of the Ford BA Falcon. ...


The Ford Discovery Centre, a museum of the history of the Ford Motor Company in Australia is located in Geelong. The Ford Discovery Centre is an interactive automobile museum run by the Ford Motor Company located in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. ...


See also

This article is about the Australian car model. ... The Ford Fairlane is a large, luxury automobile model manufactured by Ford Australia from 1960 to the present day, with only a brief absence in the mid-1960s. ... Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Melbourne-based official performance tuning division of Ford Australia, founded in 2002. ...

References

  1. ^ Opening Up New Territory. Autoweb (2004-04-19). Retrieved on 2007-01-03.

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External links

  • Ford Australia
  • FordAustraliaForums.com

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ford Falcon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4964 words)
Ford Australia needed a car that was larger than modified European Fords, such as the Zephyr, which although a volume seller was not considered suitable for the Australian market.
Ford Performance Vehicles (commonly abbreviated to FPV) is the official high-performance arm of Ford Australia, replacing Tickford in this role with the introduction of the BA Falcon platform in 2002.
The Ford Territory is a crossover SUV built by Ford Australia and based on the EA169 platform of the Falcon, released in April 2004.
Ford Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Ford Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and was founded in Geelong, Victoria in 1926 as an outpost of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.
Ford Australia no longer has a medium sized model, having dropped the Mondeo in 2001, arguing that the segment of the market in which it competed was in decline in Australia; it is probably closer to the truth to argue that this segment is already satisfied by other manufacturers such as Toyota.
The Ford Discovery Centre, a museum of the history of the Ford Motor Company in Australia is located in Geelong.
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