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It is best known for producing the Falcon, originally a US model introduced in Australia in 1960, but adapted to Australian requirements and road conditions. It also produces a four wheel drive model called the Territory.
Originally, Ford Australia manufactured or assembled smaller models, but these are now fully imported. These included the Escort and Cortina from the UK, and subsequently the Mazda-based Laser and Telstar from Japan. These were adapted for the Australian market: for example, the Cortina had a 4.1 litre engine. In 1977, lack of capacity meant that the Cortina wagon was in fact assembled in Renault's (now long since closed) Australian factory.
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