Ford’s You Yangs Showing Ground turns 50

Ford’s You Yangs Showing Ground is honoring half a century of operation and is among several fully outfitted Ford showing grounds on the planet.

FORD’S Legendary YOU YANGS Showing Ground is honoring half a century functioning and Ford states the website, together with its Geeling Development and research Center and also the Asia-Off-shore Engineering Center might find Ford Australia continue being in the center of car development.

“The showing ground, the $27 million Geelong Development and research Center and also the Asia-Off-shore Engineering Center in Campbellfield – such as the Design Center – are instrumental included in Ford’s on-going investment story as the organization is constantly on the build its capacity being an innovator and center of excellence for that Asia Off-shore region publish-2017,” stated Ford Australia Boss, Graeme Whickman.

“In 2015 alone, Ford has spent around $300 million on R&D, getting to $2 billion how much money allocated to R and D in the last six years,” Whickman stated.

]Aside from as being a key development and sturdiness center for Ford automobiles around australia, Ford stated the YYPG can also be utilized in the testing of an array of automobiles for other Ford marketplaces within the Asia Off-shore region, in addition to Ford globally.

“Most lately the YYPG was utilized to assist the event testing from the acclaimed Ford Everest, that is receiving rave reviews by auto media round the country,” Whickman stated. The award-winning Ranger pickup seemed to be developed in the YYPG.

One of the facilities would be the Advanced Center for Automotive Research and Testing (ACART), an automobile Semi-Anechoic Chamber (VSAC), vehicle dynamics area, a kinematics and compliance rig along with a High-speed Center. The showing ground also offers greater than 80 km of test surfaces covering a variety of streets, corners, stopping test areas and inclines made to test both automobiles and components.

Ford Australia’s You Yangs Showing Ground (YYPG) was opened up in 1965. Among the first true tests from the fledgling facility would be a 112,600 km (70,000 mile) endurance run for that 1965 Falcon XP sedan, which set 49 Australian endurance records throughout the big event.