Ford has recently been all about the “One Ford” idea, in which all Ford’s across the globe, will have a few things in common. After the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, we had thought that the next Ford Falcon would share a platform with the front-wheel drive Taurus.
Despite our initial thoughts, it seems that they were wrong. Ford CEO Allan Mulally told reporters that rear-wheel drive vehicles were still a major part of Ford’s business and that the company would continue to make vehicles that customers want to buy.
“When you look at all of the vehicles people want ... there are a set of vehicles that rear-wheel-drive makes a lot of sense (for)," he said, alluding to the likes of the US’s Mustang muscle car and the Australian Falcon that’s predominantly sold here. "We’re going to continue to make what customers really want and value - starting with you [Australians]."
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This means that the beloved rear-wheel drive Falcon would not become a front-wheel drive machine. We now believe that the Falcon and the Mustang might share a platform somewhere down the line.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of such a topic. Motor Trend reported that sources at Ford said the next Mustang would use an independent rear-suspension. The same sources who said that also said that the Falcon and rear-wheel drive Lincoln would share a platform.