I have just returned from the United States, where I heard and read about Ford dealer concern over the lack of salable product.
I recommend that every Ford and Mercury dealer visit www.ford.com.au and check out the Australian Ford Falcon and Fairlane rear-wheel-drive lineup with 4.0-liter inline sixes, turbos and 5.4-liter V-8s fitted to basic and upmarket models.
The dealers then will be thumping the table in Dearborn and demanding a piece of the action - proven salable products that exist now.
All Ford has to do is put the steering wheel and pedals on the other side. Ford should forget about wasting money on developing new platforms and models. Salable product exists Down Under.