Needs more IceBone
- Oct 7, 2006
- Melbourne, Australia
- '13 BMW 125i, '26 Buick Standard Six
also interesting tibitFord Australia has shelved plans to replace the Falcon's ageing in-line six-cylinder engine with an imported V6 in 2010, guaranteeing the jobs of 400 workers at its Geelong engine plant until at least 2013.
The plant was scheduled to close in 2010, but Ford has instead opted to upgrade the existing engine to Euro IV emissions standards, extending the lifespan of the decades-old engine.
Ford yesterday claimed the diesel option was still on the drawing board, despite the complications of fitting a V6 diesel into an in-line six engine bay.
?This announcement is about the in-line six engine only. We have a number of different announcements about alternative powertrains over the coming months,? spokeswoman Sinead McAlary said.
?We have been pretty clear that we are still working on plans for a diesel engine,? she said.