Ford Australia is shutting down its Ford Performance Vehicles unit next year, marking the beginning of the end of local production for the blue oval. To mark the transition, Ford Australia’s iconic XR8 sedan will return to the Falcon lineup in late-2014, timed to coincide with the introduction of the ’14 Falcon and Territory update. FPV became wholly owned by Ford when the automaker purchased Prodrive's stake and moved FPV production to its Broadmeadows plant, just ...

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