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1999: Ford bought Volvo's car-making division.
2000: Ford bought LandRover from BMW. LR joined Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lincoln and Volvo in Ford's Prestige Automotive Group.
2001: Ford F250 and F350 trucks back on sale in .au.
2004: Ford Territory (Falcon based) 4×4 and 4×2 on sale .au.
2007, March: Needing to raise cash, Ford agreed to sell Aston Martin to an investment group for £475m (apart from a £40m holding). David Richards, head of Prodrive, became the new chairman of Aston Martin.
2007: Jaguar and LandRover put up for sale.
2008, March 26: Ford agreed to sell Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors of India for us$2.3billion. The deal was completed on 2 June 2008.
2009, October 28: Ford announced that Geely (.cn) was the most likely to buy Volvo. A deal was signed 28 March 2010, and completed by the 2 August.
2010: Ford ends production of the Mercury marque in late 2010.
2016 October 7: Ford closed its Australian car building plants.
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