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Next Ford Falcon To Share Platform with Mustang


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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]."

Continued after the jump.

Source: Drive.com

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.



12 comments:

Well, I guess this is just a rumor! I cannot figure out on what will be the look of the car once the Falcon will shares its platform on the Mustang! I don’ t think that this production will sell.

That’s impossible! Mustang has a distinctive platform that is quite similar to Dodge and Chevy. Falcon is more of a hatchback styling. Hey! I don’t want to see a hatchback muscle car!haha

I think this is the best selling muscle car in the industry. When it comes to aggressiveness and sportiness, I bet no on can beat this production !

Now, who said that this production should be killed already? I really like the fact that Mustang has a timeless beauty. And its a good thing that after of all the years in the industry,
Ford still have a lot to offer for their loyal buyers!

This is great, but they forgot about one other RWD platform that needs to come to America.

I am all for a Lincoln using a derivative of the Falcon’s platform, but I’m a little leery of how it will affect the Mustang. Using the Camaro as an example, coupes based on sedan platforms have a tendency to be a little on the porky side. The Mustang is getting too heavy as it is, it can’t afford to put on any more pounds.

What? I feel disappointed..they say that it’s front-wheel drive machine and it would use independent rear-suspension.

It’ll be as good a time as any to introduce a GT in the Lincoln line-up. Maybe something along the lines of the Mercury Messenger Concept. What? I can dream!

It is about time! Probably, Ford can come out with a 2-seater Mustang with a shorter wheelbase. The rear wheel drive platform can spawn more than 3 variants. Hopefully, they will keep Jay Mays’ hands away from the Mustang design.

I quite like this mock-up. Well done WCF. It’s different and not overly aggressive, like everything else. BTW, remember that the Aussie Falcon started life in the early 60s as mildly modified American design. The latest model Falcon is obviously a re body of the previous model (hopefully with a better quality finish!). It makes sense to base the RWD architecture in the country where most of the vehicles (and profits) are likely to be made.

Way to go Ford!!!! You have only one good seller so you want to dilute it and make more. I honestly did not believe Ford was that desperate. I also gave them way more credit for intelligence they clearly do not have. Good news though, if they stick to the concept we will have a good ideal of what a Camaro wagon will look lot. All Hail Ford and the Death of Originality.

It’ll be as good a time as any to introduce a GT in the Lincoln line-up. Maybe something along the lines of the Mercury Messenger Concept. What? I can dream!

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