Thursday, May 11, 2006

Ford Diesels down under

To remind readers, the Ford Territory is an Australian Car based SUV crossover, similar to the Ford FreeStyle here in the US. Based on the Falcon chassis, with optional all wheel drive and powered by Falcon I-6 engines, including the Turbo. And now there's news that Ford of Australia is responding to consumer interest in Diesel powertrains.
Interesting point raised is that the higher cost of the Diesel powertrain will not be recovered by fuel cost savings like the LPG versions of the Falcon, but still consumers are interested. I'm sure the Diesel will be the 3.0L V6 from Europe. And I just wish we could get this in the US.

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