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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/sedans/" rel="tag">Sedan</a>, <a /category/plants-manufacturing/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/plants-manufacturing/" rel="tag">Plants/Manufacturing</a>, <a /category/crossovers-cuvs/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/crossovers-cuvs/" rel="tag">Crossover</a>, <a /category/ford/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a>, <a /category/australia/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/australia/" rel="tag">Australia</a>, <a /category/read-this/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/read-this/" rel="tag">Read This</a></p><a href="http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/CBD5318443E4E438CA257BCB008371EC"><img alt="FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Ford Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, talks about Ford's progress during the economic recession, at a news conference at the Washington Auto Show in Washington. Mulally is to receive the Edison Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)" data-caption="FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Ford Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, talks about Ford's progress during the economic recession, at a news conference at the Washington Auto Show in Washington. Mulally is to receive the Edison Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)" data-mep="2730" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/3060x2051+0+42/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/adam/ba7e6c1e7a9bdf662612b86037328033/007e3416f8ff48ec8ddebf4ce116a95b.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />When <a /ford/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/">Ford</a> made the decision to <a /2013/05/23/ford-to-cease-australian-automaking-operations-after-90-years/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/23/ford-to-cease-australian-automaking-operations-after-90-years/">end production of the Falcon sedan and Territory CUV</a> in Australia, it wasn't a popular move Down Under. The large, four-door Falcon had been in production for 50 years, and while <a /2013/08/13/ford-australia-debuts-ranger-based-everest-suv-concept/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/13/ford-australia-debuts-ranger-based-everest-suv-concept/">Ford has reaffirmed its commitment</a> to the Australian market, it's understandable that some people still aren't all that crazy about the Blue Oval's decision.<br /><br />Speaking to CEO <a /tag/alan+mulally/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/alan+mulally/">Alan Mulally</a> after Ford's Go Further event in Sydney, Australian site <a href="http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/CBD5318443E4E438CA257BCB008371EC"><em>Go Auto</em></a> reports that the decision was not one made lightly, and that the automaker is doing everything possible to respect the Falcon and Territory's "stakeholders." It's an interesting piece that shows a softer side of a corporation, while demonstrating that Ford is doing everything in its power to make the end of production as smooth as possible for all parties.<br /><br />Head over to <a href="http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/CBD5318443E4E438CA257BCB008371EC"><em>Go Auto</em></a> for the full series of remarks from Mulally, and then let us know what you think of Ford's handling of the Falcon and Territory discontinuations, in Comments.<p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a /2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/">Alan Mulally talks about why Ford's Falcon had to die</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:59:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a /2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20698155/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a /2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/20/alan-mulally-ford-falcon/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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