Meanwhile in Australia...

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    WTF FOMOCO!!???
    So this is a stock 2016 Ford Falcon (Fusion, in imperial measurements) with a super charged 5.0 RWD and manual trans. Why on earth would we not get something so cool? Kind of a smack in the face if you ask me. I’ve been looking at these for a couple weeks. I’m starting to wonder what right hand drive would be like here. I mean, if a mailman can do it...
     
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    Oh, and this is also a thing. Just when you thought the Ranchero was dead. The Falcon Ute.
     
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    We do, it is called a Mustang. Forget about a Supercharged 5.0. I would kill for a Barra.
     
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    Aussies get some cool cars. It's like they're preparing for a Mad Max style future where there's no gas, but every single car is 400+hp, RWD, and supercharged.
     
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    But, I’d rather have the 5.0 in a Fusion. Especially here. Pull next to some unsuspecting shlub. Oh what is that the 1.7. Hahaha, jokes on you. Smokey burnout, dust, rear view.
     
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    Yeah see, I rest my case. Hahaha
     
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    I am guessing that US emissions requirements are why we are getting V6/V4 turbos with automatics. Ford needs to maintain a specific average MPG in the US to meet EPA requirements. Australia on the other hand only has 25M people, on a continent that is not much smaller than the US. In addition, manual transmissions just don't sell much in the US so the R&D and production costs to offer both just don't make sense.
     
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