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Encyclopedia > Ford Falcon (Australia)
Ford Falcon
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Australia
Also called Ford Fairmont
Ford Futura
Production 1960–present
Assembly Campbellfield, Victoria
Predecessor Ford Consul, Ford Zephyr, Ford Zodiac
Class Full-size
Body style(s) 2-door panel van
2-door hardtop
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door ute
This article is about the Australian car model. For models produced for other countries, see Ford Falcon (disambiguation).

The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960. Each model from the XA series of 1972 has been designed, developed and built in Australia, however prior to this all models were re-engineered American designs. As a result of the longevity of its Australian production, the Falcon is one of the biggest selling names in world automotive history, selling over 3,000,000 in six generations to 2003, almost exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.[1] As of July 2007, Ford sells upwards of 3,000 units per month.[2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (1879 × 1296 pixels, file size: 498 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Industrial robots welding a car body in the white section of a production line. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ... The Ford Fairmont is a large car built by Ford Australia as a more upmarket version of the Falcon, available in sedan, and previously wagon form. ... The Ford Futura is a large car made by Ford Australia, available in both sedan and stationwagon forms. ... Campbellfield is a northern suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford vehicles ... For other Ford related cars called Zephyr, see Mercury Zephyr, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln Zephyr The Ford Zephyr was a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford vehicles ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... 2001 BMW 750iL The Ford Falcon, a popular Australian full-size car A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... Ford Falcon is a car nameplate seen around the world. ... 2001 BMW 750iL The Ford Falcon, a popular Australian full-size car A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ...


Ford has manufactured over three million units since 1960, and has topped the sales charts in Australia on many occasions. Currently the Falcon lineup is offered in sedan, station wagon, and utility body styles, however in the past panel vans and hardtops (coupe) were offered. Falcons dominate the ranks of taxis in Australia and New Zealand and are also widely used as police cars.[3] A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ...


Other Falcon-based models continue to be made in Australia, continuing many nameplates no longer used in North America, including the better-appointed Ford Futura and luxury versions marketed as the Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia. Station wagons, as well as the now-defunct Fairlane and LTD limousine derivatives, sport a longer wheelbase than that of the mainstream Falcon. For this reason they are sometimes rebuilt for uses such as stretch limousines and hearses. The Ford Futura is a large car made by Ford Australia, available in both sedan and stationwagon forms. ... The Ford Fairmont is a large car built by Ford Australia as a more upmarket version of the Falcon, available in sedan, and previously wagon form. ... The Ford Fairlane is a large, luxury automobile model manufactured by Ford Australia from 1960 to the present day, with only a brief absence in the mid-1960s. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Funeral carriage, Museum of Funeral Customs For the extreme metal band, see Hearse (band) A hearse is a funeral vehicle, a conveyance for the coffin from e. ...

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First generation (1960–1966)

During the 1950s, Ford's Australian sales were faltering due to the popularity of the Holden, and the lack of an effective competitor. Ford assembled the Zephyr and its Consul and Zodiac derivatives. However, while these cars were moderately successful and had a good reputation, Ford could not match Holden's price, and so sales suffered. One of the reasons for the price difference was the higher cost of imported parts, which were subject to an import tariff. Ford also assembled Canadian-sourced Ford V8 models, but these cars were in a higher price category, putting them out of reach of the average buyer.[4] For other Ford related cars called Zephyr, see Mercury Zephyr, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln Zephyr The Ford Zephyr was a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford vehicles ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford vehicles ...


Hence, Ford decided to commence local production of a Holden challenger. Initially they intended to produce the Zephyr, using expensive dies they would need to purchase from Ford England. However, during a visit to Ford headquarters in Detroit in 1958, they were shown the new Falcon, which was being prepared for its US launch. Immediately, the executives were attracted to the new car- it was about the same size as Holden, but it was low, long, wide and modern. The width allowed it to accommodate 6 people, and a 2-speed automatic transmission was available. Besides all this, Ford Australia felt they had more experience building North American cars. Hence they decided to make Falcon their new Australian car. In 1959, Ford built a factory at Broadmeadows, a suburb of Melbourne, for local production of the North American Ford Falcon. The factory was designed in Canada, and had a roof which would facilitate dispersal of snow - notwithstanding the fact that snow does not usually fall in Melbourne. Broadmeadows is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km from Melbournes central business district. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... The 1960 Frontenac, which was essentially a rebadged Falcon for the Canadian market. ...


XK

The first Falcon sold in Australia was the XK series, introduced in September 1960. It was initially offered only as a four door sedan, in both Falcon and Falcon Deluxe trim levels. The XK was essentially a right hand drive version of the North American model, although local country dealers often included modifications such as heavy duty rear suspension (5 leaves) and larger 6.50 x 13 tyres. This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ...


The steering was light and the ride surprisingly good, on well-paved roads. The Falcon's 'king-size' drum brakes actually had less lining area than the Zephyr's, but they were stopping a car that was over 100 kg lighter, so were adequate. Whereas the North American model used an 'economy' 3.10 to 1 rear axle ratio, the Australian Falcon was built with a 3.56 to 1 ratio which better complemented the torque characteristics of the engine and yet still allowed a reduction in cruising rpm when compared with the Zephyr.


The station wagon, added to the range in November 1960, was shortened at the rear due to concern that the back of the car might scrape on rough roads and spoon drains.


Billed as being "Australian-with a world of difference", Falcon offered the first serious alternative to Holden, and became an instant success. Sales were aided by the contemporary FB series Holden being perceived as lacklustre and dated by comparison. A 170 cu in engine was introduced late in the model's life.


However, before long, XK sales suffered from complaints about the durability on rough outback roads (due chiefly to collapsing front ball joints, and adjusting shims dropping out of the front suspension, both problems inducing some rather severe front camber); the car earned the unflattering nickname "Foul Can" during this time. For other uses, see Outback (disambiguation). ...


The XK range was expanded in May 1961 with the addition of utility and panel van body styles, officially designated as Falcon Utility and Falcon Sedan Delivery respectively.[5] The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ...


XL

Ford Australia introduced some local design changes to the XL in early 1962, such as a heavier suspension system with components from the Fairlane. Also, the appearance was changed with a new Thunderbird roofline. The slogan was 'Trim, Taut, Terrific'. Nevertheless, the Falcon was still widely perceived as unsuitable for local conditions and sales stagnated. Ford stuck with the Falcon and sales gradually increased over the following years as improvements to durability and reliability were applied.[6] Look up thunderbird in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


New for the XL series were the top of the range Falcon Futura Sedan and the Falcon Squire Station Wagon, the latter featuring simulated woodgrain body inserts on the sides and on the tailgate.[5]


XM

The XM, released in 1964, was the first Falcon with an Australian-designed body, although it differed little in appearance from US models, except for the grille. A 200 cu in engine was introduced.


A new 2 Door Hardtop body style was offered for the first time, in both Falcon Deluxe and Falcon Futura trim levels.[5]


XP

1965 Ford XP Falcon Utility (2006 unrestored) incorrect mirrors

The following model, the XP, saw the Fairmont introduced as an upmarket variant. The XP was the "make or break" Falcon: Ford's future in Australia depended on this car succeeding. Ford's Deputy Managing Director Bill Bourke conceived a promotion for the new model which was a major gamble: demonstrate the XPs strength by mercilessly driving a fleet of XP Falcons around its You-Yangs testing grounds for 70,000 miles at over 70 mph. The gamble paid off with the Falcon winning the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award. A 3-speed automatic progressively replaced the 2-speed and front disc brakes were introduced as an option (standard on Fairmont and Hardtop models).[7] Ford Fairmont is a name that has been used for two unrelated models of automobile; one in Australia and one in North America. ... Wheels Magazine is an Australian automotive magazine. ...


The Fairmont made its debut as the flagship of the XP Falcon range and was offered in both sedan and station wagon body styles. Unlike later examples, the XP Fairmonts carried both Falcon & Fairmont badgework.[5]


This model was also the last to see the Squire range of Ford Falcon's which featured wood panels on the side of the wagons, similar to the USA based station wagons. Additionally in the XP range several cars were modified by Bill Warner to install a 260ci/289ci V8 and a three speed automatic or four speed manuals. These cars are discussed as a precursor to the GT Falcon which debuted in the next model or as XP Falcon Sprint's.[8] For other uses, see Squire (disambiguation). ...


Second generation (1966–1972)

Again, Holden played into Ford's hands: they released the unpopular HD in 1965, which helped stimulate interest in the new Falcon.


XR

The next new model Falcon — the largely American styled XR (the styling was based on the 1966 US model) — won the Wheels Car of the Year award in 1966, giving Ford two straight wins. The XR, introduced in September 1966, was promoted as the "Mustang bred Falcon". The marketing focus on the Falcon's relationship with the Mustang's sporty appeal led to Ford introducing a Falcon GT variant of the XR in 1967, featuring a 289 cubic inch V8 sourced from the Mustang. The GT heralded the dawn of the Aussie muscle car. All of the original XR GTs were painted in the colour 'GT Gold', except for eight that were "Gallaher Silver" and another five that were "Russet Bronze, Sultan Maroon, Polar White, Avis White and Ivy Green". The non-gold GTs, while having the same specifications, are the rarest of the early Australian muscle cars. The XR marked the first time a V8 engine could be optioned in all trim levels of an Australian car; usually V8s were reserved for the more up-market variants. The two-door hardtop body style was not offered in the XR range and the Squire nameplate was also discontinued.[5] Wheels magazine has announced its Car of the Year every year since 1963, with the exception of 1972, 1979 and 1986 when no cars were considered worthy of the honour. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...


XT

1968 Ford XT Falcon GT (replica) racing in Targa Tasmania

The 1968 XT model featured a mild facelift, with a divided grille, and fog lamps for the GT. The GT also gained narrow pinstripes along the sides of the car. The XT also had a choice of two larger 6 cylinder engines: the 188 cubic inch (3.1 L) and 221 cubic inch (3.6 L), respectively. The 289 cubic inch V8 engine was replaced by a new 302 cubic inch V8.[5] The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...


XW

1969 Ford XW Falcon GT (replica) racing in Targa Tasmania

With the XW in 1969, the GT gained a bigger V8, the 351 cubic inch (5.8 L) Canadian-made Windsor engine, producing 291 hp (217 kW). The GT's styling went wilder with the addition of racing-style bonnet scoop, locks and bonnet blackouts, as well as 'Super Roo' stripes along the full length of the car. A cubic inch is the volume of a cube which is one inch long on each edge. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ...


If that wasn't enough indication of Ford's 'Win on Sunday, sell on Monday' racing ambitions, the XW also saw the introduction, in August 1969, of the legendary GTHO specification. The GTHO was a homologation special built for racing. Externally it was almost indistinguishable from a standard GT, but offered a higher performance engine and improved suspension— the 'HO' stood for 'Handling Option'. The Phase I or 'Windsor HO' was fitted with the 351ci Windsor V8 but was replaced a year later with the 351 Cleveland, producing 300 hp (224 kW) in the Phase II GTHO. The Ford 335 engine family were a group of small-block V8 engines built by the Ford Motor Company between 1970 and 1982. ...



The XW also gained a GS ('Grand Sport') option, which could be optioned with the 188ci and 221ci six cylinder, 302ci Windsor V8 but not the 351ci Windsor V8 on Falcon 500, Futura and Fairmont. It offered the same dash as the GT with sports instruments, sport wheel trims and stripes. The GS lasted until the 1978 XC series—one model longer than the GT which finished with the XB.


XY

1970 Ford XY Falcon GT (replica) racing in Targa Tasmania

The venerated XY was released in October 1970. The six cylinders were bigger — 200 cubic inch (3.3L) and 250 cubic inch (4.1L). A 2V (twin venturi) version of the 351 Cleveland V8 an option on all sedans. GTs remain valuable collectors' cars and this is especially true of the XY GT, released in 1970,


An upgraded Cleveland, in the 1971 XY GTHO Phase III, produced 385+ bhp (287 kW). The Phase III was Australia's fastest four-door production car, with a top speed of 141.5 mph (227.7 km/h).[9] Power figures are still debated today as Ford still claimed 300 hp as the standard 351 Cleveland V8 in the GT though the GTHO Phase III received many modifications to increase its reliability and race performance. The GTHO Phase III was a modified Ford Falcon muscle car produced by Ford Australia in 1971. ... The GTHO Phase III was a modified Ford Falcon muscle car produced by Ford Australia in 1971. ...


During the life of the XY model, the uniquely Australian uprated 200, 250 1V and 250 2V variants of the seven-main-bearing 6 cyl. were introduced. Cleveland V8s were imported initially, until the Geelong Foundry began to produce these motors for automatic Falcons in mid 1972. The transmissions included both Ford & Borg-Warner, as did rear axles. The XY is now widely regarded as the best Falcon made in Australia, not just with its Bathurst dominance but also in its performance, build quality and refinement, which was superior to competitors at the time. Current values for XYs compared to other Aussie Falcons, and their competitors, attest to this.


Australia's first production 4-wheel drive car-based vehicle—a utility—was introduced by Ford as an XY model in 1972.


Third generation (1972–1979)

XA

1972-1973 Ford XA Falcon GT (replica) racing in Targa Tasmania

The end of production of the Falcon in the US paved the way for much greater Australian input in the design of Australian-made Falcons, from 1972 onwards, although for several years there was still a distinct resemblance to the US-made Mustang. The XA Falcon, introducing a new hardtop coupe model, burst onto the scene with its distinctive range of paint colours, with purple and wild plum being popular, often ordered with white or black upholstery. The XA Falcon Hardtop bore a strong resemblance to the 1970-71 Ford Torino. The drivetrains carried over from the XY, although the 250 2V was soon dropped, and the 'full-house' GTHO engines no longer required. Ford planned a 'Phase IV' GTHO, but cancelled it in the wake of the so-called 'Supercar Superscare'. The Ford Torino was an intermediate sized car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. ...

1973–1976 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop

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XB

In 1973 the XB Falcon ("The Great Australian Road Car") was introduced with a multi-function control stalk (indicators, high beam, horn) and saw the last of the much sought-after high-performance GT. Engine options were as before, but the 170 bhp six was dropped. Panel Van and Utility trim packages, "Surferoo" and "Surfsider" respectively, were introduced.


XC

In 1976 Ford introduced the XC Falcon, which was the first model to comply with the new pollution regulations specified under Australian Design Rule 27A. This led to locally-produced Cleveland V8s and the introduction of the cross-flow (also called the X-flow) 6cyl. Versions of this engine were produced in America and, in various guises, used in Australian Falcons through to the XF. Its long stroke and large capacity made for very good 'towing' torque, while its thick castings and relatively loose tolerances gave it a reputation for reliability in spite of abuse.


The XC also introduced the country's first locally-produced family sedans with a suspension designed around radial ply tyres. Known as "Touring Suspension" (or 'Sports Handling Suspension'), it initially was standard on the Fairmont GXL sedan (optional on other sedans) until it was made standard equipment on all sedans and hardtops in the 1978 'XC½' facelift. For better handling on station wagons, owners could order the stiffer heavy duty suspension package as a no-cost option.


The Falcon Sundowner Van, based on the Falcon 500 Van, was introduced in 1977. It included options from the Falcon 500 Hardtop, such as comprehensive instrumentation, bonnet scoops, slotted sports road wheels and driving lights, but with bodyside protection mouldings and van side glass deleted. Side and rear decals were included in the package, as was the "sedan ride" 500kg (10cwt) suspension package and ER70H14 radial ply tyres.


In 1978 — inspired by a dominating 1-2 finish for Falcon hardtops at the 1977 Hardie Ferodo 1000 — Ford introduced the limited-edition Cobra which utilised the last 400 Hardtop bodyshells; each Cobra being individually numbered. Based on the Falcon 500 Hardtop, it featured highlights such as Globe 15" alloy road wheels copied from Ferrari intended to aid brake disc cooling, ER70H radial ply tyres, comprehensive instrumentation, bonnet scoops, driving lights, dual exhaust, 4-wheel disc brakes and a distinctive white and blue colour scheme. The 5.8 litre engines were installed in cars numbered 002 through 199, and the 4.9 litre engines were installed in the rest (001, plus 200 through 400). Edsel Ford II with the first Falcon Cobra The Cobra was a limited edition of the Ford Falcon released by Ford Australia in 1978. ...


The Falcon, while popular, was usually outsold in Australia by GM Holden's Kingswood until 1978, when it started to gain ground after Holden decided to replace the Kingswood with a smaller model called the Commodore, based on the European Opel models. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Holdens rule This article is about the Australian car manufacturer. ... The Holden Kingswood is a large family car that was manufactured by General Motors–Holdens Ltd. ... The Holden Commodore is an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors (GM) in Australia. ... This article is about the European car manufacturer. ...


Holden gambled that predicted increase of oil prices during this era would drive consumers to choose smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, but the oil price rise never materialised, whilst Ford dealers aggressively pitched the Cortina 6 against the Commodore alternative until the XD Falcon arrived in 1979.


Fourth generation (1979–1988)

XD

1982 Ford XD Falcon Ute

Ford's next model Falcon, the XD (Project Blackwood), introduced in 1979, bore many external styling resemblances to the European Ford Granada, but was slightly larger and less luxurious. Improved body reinforcing allowed many reductions in component weight to be made, improving performance and braking. The Fairmont Ghia replaced the GXL. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2078 KB) Summary Front view of a 1982 XD Ford Falcon Ute. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2078 KB) Summary Front view of a 1982 XD Ford Falcon Ute. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Initially, as with the first Commodores, quality and fuel consumption concerns dogged the XD. The 1980 introduction of the Alloy Head improved fuel consumption of the ageing OHV six cylinder engine, an engine with its roots in the 1950s. Government pressure, the fuel crisis and more stringent pollution controls began to curtail the development of high performance cars. Line at a gas station, June 15, 1979. ...


With hindsight, the deletion of the bent-eights was the lesser of two evils presented at the time. Ford had considered replacing the Falcon with a smaller front-wheel drive sedan and hatchback, codenamed Capricorn", but by 1981, the success of the Falcon led the project to be cancelled.[10] A four-door version of the European Ford Scorpio, which at the time had only been designed as a five-door hatchback, was also proposed and progressed as far as the clay model stage. Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Ford Scorpio is an executive car produced by the Ford Motor Company at its factory in Cologne, Germany between 1985 and 1998. ...

1983 Ford XE Fairmont Sedan

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XE

As the fuel crisis eased, Australians moved away from the downsized Commodore back to the traditional full-size Falcon. In 1982, for the first time in more than a decade, the XE Falcon, with its Watts Linkage coil-sprung rear suspension, fuel-saving diff ratios (4.1 L models) and optional 5-speed gearbox, eclipsed its Holden rival in terms of sales. Ford Falcon remained number one seller in Australia until 1988, when Holden returned to the full-size Australian sedan design. Manual transmission was available in 3 speed (in 6 seater), 4 or 5 speeds. Auto transmission was 3 speed in 5 and 6 seater units.


The Australian-assembled V8s were continued until 1982. Ford Australia had built up a large stockpile of V8s intended to last until 1984. After the announcement of the end of the V8 in 1982 however, the stockpile had evaporated by the end of the year. During this period, Ford Australia also built a quantity of 4-bolt 351s — similar to those used in NASCAR at the time — for race purposes in Australia. When the 351's race career ended in 1985, the remains were shipped and sold in the United States. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...


The 4.1 L EFI six-cylinder was introduced to replace the (4.9 L) V8 but initially produced only 111 kW and 325 Nm of torque, well down from the 149 kW and 415 Nm previously produced by the 5.8 litre V8. The Ford V8s remained absent between 1983 and 1991.


XF

The XF sedan and wagon sold between October 1984 and February 1988 (modified to run on unleaded petrol from January 1986), with the Ute running through to March 1993. The handling and ride were described as competent, but the manual steering was heavy at low speeds with an overly strong castor action after performing a manoeuvre such as a U-turn. Power steering (and 4-wheel disc brakes) were made standard in 1986. It remains Ford's best-selling Falcon model to date; over 278,000 XFs were built.


Continuation of the XF commercials (1988–1999)

1990 Ford XF Falcon Panel Van

When the XF Falcon passenger car range was replaced by the redesigned EA series, the XF commercials (utility and panel van) continued unchanged due to there being no EA series versions. The XF commercial models continued unchanged stylistically, but over time would gain the EA series engine updates.


XG

The XG, released in March 1993, represented the most significant update to the Falcon commercials in five years. Aside from a new name—the ute was referred to as the 'Falcon Longreach'—the XG got a new engine, an exterior facelift, and lost the column-shift manual transmission. Ford Australia added the Longreach name for its tough "workhorse" image, as the birthplace of Qantas and the home of the famous Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame on the boundaries of the outback. The model was introduced to the media in Longreach. The river water tower in Longreach Longreach is a town located in central western Queensland, Australia and is approximately 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton. ... The river water tower in Longreach Longreach is a town located in central western Queensland, Australia and is approximately 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame in Longreach The Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame was opened in Longreach in 1975. ...


The XG was essentially an EBII update of the XF. It gained the EBII's 4.0L OHC inline six-cylinder engine, with either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmissions, meaning Ford could retire the old engine and transmission options. It also gained interior updates from the EB including the instrument cluster, centre console (in two seater models), steering wheel, seats. Exterior changes were minimal, and included an EB style grill, black window trims (as opposed to chrome on XF 's) EB style door 'rubbing' strips, and indicator lights on the front quarter panels.


An XR6 model was released in October 1993. Over the standard model, it gained the ED's XR6 161 kW engine, distinctive quad headlights, indicators in the front bumper (due to the different headlights), sportier suspension, ED XR6 seats and trim, ED XR6 15in five spoke alloy wheels and exterior badging. 1050 XR6s were sold between October 1993 and March 1996.


XH

By this time, the popularity of the panel van had faded and Ford released their final panel van in 1997 with their XH & XH2 models, which were based on the old XF model but facelifted to resemble the contemporary sedan models. It was also during this model the V8 was re-introduced into the ute range.


Fifth generation (1988–1998)

EA

1988–1989 Ford EA Falcon GL

As a result of an AU$700 million development the Ford EA Falcon,[11] introduced in 1988, bore a passing resemblance to the European Ford Scorpio.[12] However under the skin, it remained an entirely Australian design, and is credited as the first Falcon model to employ wind tunnel testing.[12] The EA was also only produced in sedan and station wagon body styles, with the previous-model (XF) utility and panel van continuing in production.[12] ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ... The Ford Scorpio is an executive car produced by the Ford Motor Company at its factory in Cologne, Germany between 1985 and 1998. ... NASA wind tunnel with the model of a plane A wind tunnel is a research tool developed to assist with studying the effects of air moving over or around solid objects. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ...


Engine choices comprised three straight-six engines: the short-lived, CFI 3.2 litre, a 3.9 litre, as well as a 3.9 litre multi-point. A five-speed T50D fully synchronised manual and Borg-Warner Model M51 three-speed automatic transmission were offered, however the latter was replaced by a four-speed BTR Model 85LE in the Series II range then updated to the BTR 95LE in the EB update in 1991. Taxi owners, however, would continue to fit reconditioned 3-speed M51 automatic transmissions (as these were less costly) to these cars, until the bellhousing design was finally changed in later models preventing this practice. // Fuel injection is a system of fuel delivery for mixture with air in an internal combustion engine. ... // Fuel injection is a system of fuel delivery for mixture with air in an internal combustion engine. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad...


The EA Falcon was available in four trim levels: the base model was named GL and was equipped with the 3.2 L straight-six. The 3.9 L CFI engine was available in the sporty Falcon S and in the luxurious Fairmont; the MPI version was standard only in the top of the range Fairmont Ghia.


The EA Falcon, released under the codename EA26 (E for the large size, A for Australia, 26 for the (usually in sequence) global project number), would retain the traditional Falcon hallmarks of width and rear-wheel drive. This proved to be the correct move as sales of the Falcon began to climb after the fuel crisis aftermath, while those of the rival Commodore slipped. It became clear that Australian buying patterns had not truly changed and what the public wanted was a full-size (albeit smaller) family car.


In addition, Ford's dominance of the taxi market in Australia meant that a car that could comfortably seat three along the back seat—and even the front, with a bench seat installed—was necessary. It also ensured that Ford could retain, at least until Holden released the new Statesman in the late 1980s, the market for official cars for governmental use. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... The Holden Statesman is a full-size luxury car produced by the Australian General Motors division Holden since 1971. ...


While initially popular, the EA ultimately proved unreliable (like the VN Commodore released after it), and corporate competitiveness proved to be the downfall. From the start the EA possessed all the trademarks of a car released onto the market too early: uneven panel shutlines, computer problems, poor paint quality and front suspension alignment problems. Sulphurous exhaust fumes, a by-product of the conversion of engines to run on unleaded petrol, had been a problem with the Falcon (and many other makes) since 1986, causing sooted-up rear exhaust systems which prematurely corroded.[12][13]


Launched in October 1989, the Series II brought with it a four-speed automatic transmission, body-coloured B-pillars, and the 3.2 litre engine was dropped.[12] Despite the Series II models having significantly fewer problems than the Series I, Series II prices are also affected by curtailed resale values. The same problem also affects the NA Fairlane and DA series LTD,[14] and even the ute and panel van variants, which persisted with the older XF architecture. An SUV with four pillars A pillarless hardtop vehicle, considered to have two total pillars A stretch limo with five pillars An A pillar is a name applied by car stylists and enthusiasts to the shaft of material that supports the windshield (windscreen) on either of the windshield frame sides. ... The Ford Fairlane is a large, luxury automobile model manufactured by Ford Australia from 1960 to the present day, with only a brief absence in the mid-1960s. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


EB

1992–1993 Ford EBII Falcon GLi

Visually the 1991 Ford EB Falcon remained nearly identical to its predecessor. The most noticeable change was the transfer of the Ford emblem from the tip of the bonnet to the grille. Additionally the air vents in C-pillars had been abolished, and reversing lamps were featured on either side of the rear number plate.[15] The return of the V8 engine was welcomed by the motoring press, however the 5.0 litre Windsor unit did not reappear in the utility variants until the "EF-shaped" XH series of 1997. There were also changes to the front suspension geometry, giving the EB a much better level of grip and steering feel.[15] With the new model, Ford re-introduced the sports orientated GT specification level, an exclusive 250 unit run celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first original Falcon GT.[16] The first XR6 and XR8 sports models appeared in the EB Series.[17] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 417 pixelsFull resolution (2206 × 1150 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 417 pixelsFull resolution (2206 × 1150 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An SUV with four pillars A pillarless hardtop vehicle, considered to have two total pillars A stretch limo with five pillars An A pillar is a name applied by car stylists and enthusiasts to the shaft of material that supports the windshield (windscreen) on either of the windshield frame sides. ... Blinker redirects here. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ...


The radically different Series II model, appearing in showrooms in April 1992, saw the six-cylinder engine upsized by 35 cubic centimetres (from 3949 cc to 3984 cc). This brought the nominal total swept capacity to 4.0 litres.[15] The transmission and electronics were also improved, and there were tweaks to the styling. The base model now had body-coloured bumpers, and the previously matte black plastic exterior door handles were now given a glossy finish. The update reportedly cost AU$1 million.[15] A cubic centimetre (cm3) is an SI derived unit of volume, equal to the volume of a cube with side length of 1 centi metre. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ...


Innovation became an evident strength in the EBII: anti-lock brakes became an option, a Falcon first, and in 1993, a lap sash centre rear seatbelt became standard.[15] The EB also introduced the “Smartlock” security locking system. South Australian Police revealed the operational success of “Smartlock”, by inviting four professional car thieves to steal an EB specified with the locking system. The thieves were unsuccessful at their attempt, giving up after four days.[15] Foam-filled A-pillars also featured, which greatly increased crush protection and stiffened the frame, thus helping to reduce Noise, Vibration, and Harshness.[15] An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... The South Australia Police (SAPOL) is the police force of the Australian state of South Australia. ... An SUV with four pillars A pillarless hardtop vehicle, considered to have two total pillars A stretch limo with five pillars An A pillar is a name applied by car stylists and enthusiasts to the shaft of material that supports the windshield (windscreen) on either of the windshield frame sides. ... Noise, Vibration, and Harshness, also known as Noise and Vibration, abbreviated to NVH and N&V respectively, is the name given to the field of measuring, and modifying, the noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles, particularly cars and trucks. ...


ED

The Ford ED Falcon came in response to Holden's new VR Commodore in 1993. The front grille was now elliptical to differentiate it from the EB,[18] and the sports genre (XR6, and XR8) gained an exclusive quad headlamp cluster.[19] Making a comeback in the ED range was the Futura. The safety orientated Futura was marketed towards private buyers, and was equipped with cruise control, anti-lock brakes, and featured body-coloured mirrors.[18] Unlike previous models, the luxurious Fairmont Ghia trim level was not available in station wagon form.[18] Holdens rule This article is about the Australian car manufacturer. ... The Holden VR Commodore of July 1993 came with an updated, sleeker and more modern design, as well as safety enhancements such as ABS brakes. ... The Ford Futura is a large car made by Ford Australia, available in both sedan and stationwagon forms. ... For the software build framework, see CruiseControl. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ...


EF

1996 Ford EF Falcon Futura station wagon

When the Ford EF Falcon was introduced in August 1994, it brought with it a new curvaceous body shape, sharing only the front and rear doors with the EA–ED series, but with a new door handle design.[20] Unlike the sedan, the station wagon inherited the rear styling of the ED series.[20] With the new model, came a thoroughly redesigned interior. Cup holders were now prominent features in all models, and Ford paid particular attention to safety.[20] A driver's airbag was made standard on all variants, a first for an Australian car,[20] even though the Holden VR Commodore was the first to feature it as an option.[21] From the outside, the reinforced body gave added rollover strength and front collision protection. An original innovation introduced in the EF range was the “Smart Bar”. A bullbar developed to work seamlessly with the vehicle’s airbag system.[20] Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... For the Mozilla crash reporting software previously called Airbag, see Breakpad. ... A rollover in Sydney, Australia on Christmas day, 2001. ... A bullbar on a Land Rover Discovery fitted with spotlights and a sand flag. ...


The 4.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine was upgraded to aid refinement and increase power to 157 kilowatts (211 hp) this included the removal of the distributor as it was replaced with a coil-pack ignition system which was a first for the Falcon. Also the intake manifold was changed to include a dual length system which involved intake runners of 2 different lengths and a valve to switch between the 2. [20] Changes were also made to the suspension with the aim of providing a more supple ride, but drew criticism for producing nervous handling and an unsettling feeling of roll oversteer (a problem not corrected until the EL facelift).[20][22] Ideally, when the car reaches the turn, the driver will steer it along the line marked with green dots. ...


A passenger airbag was offered as an option in the Series II facelift of October 1995. The unique design allowed it to protect the not only the front passenger, but the centre passenger as well (only the entry-level GLi was offered with the optional bench seat).[20] The Fairmont Ghia was the only trim level to receive dual airbags as standard, which also benefited from the XR6 engine, leather upholstery, extensive use of chrome and lowered suspension.[20] With the use of neoprene rubber insulation, road and wind noise was cut off from within the cabin, contributing to vehicle refinement. Ford also dropped the XR6 station wagon from the lineup in the Series II.[20] The traditional seat installed in American automobiles was the bench seat. ... Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. ... Bright chrome is often used as a decorative feature on consumer products such as cars. ... Neoprene is the DuPont Chemical trade name for a family of synthetic rubbers based on polychloroprene. ...


The EF Series II also saw the first use of polycarbonate headlight lenses instead of glass, saving weight and gaining shatter resistance.


EL

1997 Ford EL Falcon GLi
Main article: Ford EL Falcon

The final E-series model, the Ford EL Falcon, was merely a facelift of the EF intended to keep sales strong until the sixth generation AU falcon was launched.[22] The most obvious change visually, was the return of the grille on the GLi and Futura spec levels. The new oval grille tied in with Ford's global lineup of the time. Cosmetic updates extended further with the bonnet, front bumper and headlamps also receiving a revised design.[22] New grilles were now prominent on the luxury variants (Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia), and the quad-headlamps of the XR sport models gained minor changes. New wheel trims were featured on all trim levels, and station wagon variants gained white tinted indicator lenses, replacing the amber tint which had been common since the introduction of the EA.[22] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 547 pixelsFull resolution (1142 × 781 pixel, file size: 188 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 547 pixelsFull resolution (1142 × 781 pixel, file size: 188 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The EL Falcon, is an Australian sedan which was produced from 1996 to 1998. ... BMWs distinctive kidney-shaped grille on an E34 M5 Audis single frame grille, here on a second generation TT Grille is also the name of a German self-propelled artillery vehicle. ...


With the EL there was a revision again with the engine this time the distributor was refitted and the coil-pack ignition removed, though power was the same.


To address handling concerns with the EF, improvements were made to the rear suspension and steering which would largely be attributed to Ford Australia's association with Tickford. Speed-sensitive power steering on the Fairmont Ghia made parking more straightforward, without compromising high speed steering.[22] With the exception of the GLi, the entire range was fitted with standard Bosch 5.3 ABS brakes, and an advanced window film known as "Smart Tint" gave equivalent protection levels of SPF15 sunscreen.[22] Power steering is a system for reducing the steering effort on cars by using an external power source to assist in turning the wheels. ... Logo of Robert Bosch GmbH Robert Bosch GmbH [1] is a German corporation which was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Window film, also called window tint, is transparent plastic film or metallic laminate which is applied to glass windows. ... Sunscreen (also known as sunblock, suntan lotion) is a lotion, spray or other topical product that is intended to protect the skin from the suns ultraviolet (UV) radiation. ...


Interior upgrades ranged from reshaped seats and headrests, to new colour schemes, and switches. Station wagons could now be ordered with third-row accommodation and an electric network for mobile phone usage.[22] The headrest on the passenger seat of a Lincoln Town Car. ...


Sixth generation (1998–2008)

AU

2001–2002 Ford AUIII Falcon SR sedan
Main article: Ford AU Falcon

The radically redesigned Ford AU Falcon was released in 1998. Initially, the company looked at various other Ford products such as the Ford Taurus, Mazda 929, and the European Scorpio as replacements for the Falcon. After serious evaluation, Ford Australia decided to continue with the Falcon, partly because of the investment required and the effect on local employment. Developed under the code name "EA169", AU adopted Ford's New Edge styling, which was meant to differentiate it from the "conformist" styling prevalent in the 1990s.[23] The gamble, which had worked with the Ford Focus, did not particularly endear the AU Falcon to its buyers. Ford attempted to address the AUs in its Series II (April 2000) and Series III (November 2001) updates, which brought minor styling changes, such as the abolition of the unpopular "waterfall" shaped grille on the base model Forte.[23] A laminated firewall was implemented to reduce NVH, and the V8 received incremental power upgrades among other things. AU failed to meet initial sales targets, repeatedly being outsold by its chief rival, the Holden VT Commodore.[24]. The Ford Falcon AU is an Australian family sedan, replacing the older EL Falcon, which had a significantly different design. ... The Ford Taurus is a mid-size, front wheel drive car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... The Mazda 929 (also sold as the Efini MS-9) is a full-size luxury car. ... The Ford Scorpio is an executive car produced by the Ford Motor Company at its factory in Cologne, Germany between 1985 and 1998. ... New Edge was the name given to a style of automobile design used by Ford Motor Company for many of its passenger vehicles in the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... The Ford Focus is a small family car made by Ford and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ... BMWs distinctive kidney-shaped grille on an E34 M5 Audis single frame grille, here on a second generation TT Grille is also the name of a German self-propelled artillery vehicle. ... This article is about firewalls used in construction. ... The Holden VT Commodore, released in 1997, was the tenth model of the Holden Commodore, a large car built by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors. ...


BA

2002–2005 Ford BA Falcon XR8
2002–2005 Ford BA Falcon XR8 competing in Targa Tasmania
Main article: Ford BA Falcon

Officially debuting in September 2002, the Ford BA Falcon was a major update of the AU, with Ford designers and engineeers almost wiping the board clean, and in the process spending just over $500 million, a figure much larger than previously anticipated. Major elements of the overhaul included the development of a more effective Control-Blade independent rear suspension, a significant revamp of the car's inline 6-cylinder engine as well as 2 new V8 engines and, to top it all off, new transmissions. Design wise, the BA received a completely new look, with designers giving both the front and rear quarters of the car substantial work, resulting in much more contemporary , European-style design. The BA also introduced a thoroughly remodelled interior, whereby the 'oval shaped' instrument cluster was replaced with a more conservatively styled cluster. It featured a large LCD screen, situated in a "satin finished" centre console.[25] Within a year of its release, Falcon sales had increased substantially and, for a time, eclipsed Holden Commodore sales.[26] Image File history File links Ford_BA_falcon_XR8_01. ... Image File history File links Ford_BA_falcon_XR8_01. ... Targa Tasmania is a tarmac-based rally racing event held on the island state of Tasmania, Australia, annually since 1991. ... The Ford BA Falcon is a full-size sedan that can seat 5 people comfortably it was released to the public in September 2002, it was either the make or brake it car for Ford. ... An Independent Suspension is an automobile suspension system that allows the wheels on an axle to move independent of each other. ... LCD redirects here. ... Satin used in bedding Structure of silk satin Look up Satin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The center console (British English: centre console) in an automobile refers to the control-bearing surfaces in the center of the front of the vehicles interior. ... The Holden Commodore is an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors (GM) in Australia. ...


Ford introduced their new Barra straight-6 engines into the lineup, which included a turbocharged version. The BA also featured a new North American designed 5.4 litre Boss V8 engine. The Boss engine was smoother, quieter and more fuel efficient than the Ford Windsor engine used in the AU.[27] In October 2004, Ford unleashed the Mark II update of the BA. Amongst the changes was a six-speed manual transmission, four new exterior colours, and revised wheels trims.[28] The Barra engines are a family of straight 6s and V8s assembled by Ford Australia since 2002. ... The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... Turbo redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ... The Modular engine is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... Fuel efficiency, in its basic sense, is the same as thermal efficiency, meaning the efficiency of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier fuel into kinetic energy or work. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ...


In 2004 Ford introduced the Territory SUV which was based upon the BA's engine, floorpan and IRS. This was introduced in response to the long term decline in large sedan sales in Australia, since this sector's share of the total market has been steadily shrinking for a decade. The Ford Territory is a crossover SUV built by Ford Australia and based on the EA169 platform of the Ford BA Falcon. ...


BF

The Mark II update of the BF range featured a modified front-end, and boasted improved fuel efficiency
Main article: Ford BF Falcon

Visually similar to its forerunner, the Ford BF Falcon was developed with an emphasis geared more towards powertrain enhancements, rather than design. Motoring journalists were quick to point out the lack of visual differentiation between BA and BF, however, BF did receive vast mechanical upgrades, including engine modifications. The engine gained increases in power, and fuel economy was improved, to comply with Euro III emission standards, and in increases in power.[29] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1959 × 1101 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1959 × 1101 pixel, file size: 700 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ford BF Falcon is a full-size car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in Victoria, Australia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Designers at work in 1961. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... Fuel economy monitor from a 2006 Honda Airwave Fuel economy in automobiles is the amount of fuel required to move the automobile over a given distance. ... Euro III (popularly referred to as Euro3) is the emission standard for vehicles introduced in the EU in 1999. ... Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment. ...


Long a Falcon weakness was the continued use of a four-speed automatic transmission originating from the 1980s. With the October 2005 update, Ford introduced a six-speed ZF 6HP26 automatic and Electronic Stability Control, both of which were made available on selected trim levels.[29] The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... The 6 HP 26 was the first 6-speed automatic transmission in a production passenger car. ... Electronic stability control (ESC) is a computerized technology that improves the safety of a vehicles handling by detecting and preventing skids. ...


In response to General Motors investing a billion dollars in development of the Holden VE Commodore, Ford updated its Falcon lineup with the Mark II update in October 2006. Certain trim levels in the BFII range (XT, Futura and Fairmont) saw a modified front-end, which featured more of a sporting image. The entry-level XT could now be specified with the six-speed automatic, however the prevailing four-speeder continued as the standard transmission. Fuel efficiency figures also improved, with figures of 10.7 L/100 km (22.0 mpg U.S., 26.4 mpg U.K.) for the base XT.[30] General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia 6 countries and territories Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Inflation 4. ... Holdens rule This article is about the Australian car manufacturer. ... The Holden VE Commodore is the fourteenth and current model of the Holden Commodore, a full-size car produced by Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors. ...


The BF will continue to be built during 2008 and onwards, only in Wagon form. All sedans/utes will be available in the FG series from May onwards.


Seventh generation (2008–)

Ford FG Falcon XR6
Ford FG Falcon XR8 Ute

FG

Main article: Ford FG Falcon

The seventh generation Falcon, known as the 'FG', was announced at a press event on February 17, 2008. The FG moniker references the now discontinued Fairmont Ghia[1]). The new Falcon is said by Ford Australia to be the most technologically advanced Falcon in history as well as one of the best cars produced fully in Australia.[verification needed] The longstanding Futura and Fairmont models have been discontinued, with the Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia models being replaced by the G6 and G6E models respectively. The Fairmont V8 will be replaced by the G6E Turbo. And while the 270kW power output may seem as though it's been lifted straight from previous versions of FPV turbos, that's far from the truth.[verification needed] From the new induction system which includes a bigger and more efficient intercooler, higher compression ratio,extra boost and strengthened internals, mark this as a highly modified unit in its own right. The new G6 and G6E will also provide an E-Gas (LPG) option. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


The inline six-cylinder engine receives a power upgrade of 5kw and 8nm to 195 kW at 6000 rpm and 391 Nm at 3250 rpm. The engine can also use 95 RON fuel, which will add 3 kW and 18 Nm. The turbo-charged engine used in the XR6 Turbo and G6E Turbo models produces 270 kW and 533 Nm. The engine now uses VCT. There have also been great fuel economy savings[verification needed] because of the use of composites, different tunes and a 4 kg weight reduction.


A carry over wagon known as the BFIII will sell along side the FG sedan range and is available only in XT guise. It will be powered by the existing 4.0 litre engine and 4 speed transmission found in the BFII. The XR8 will be the only V8 model in the FG Falcon lineup (Ford Performance Vehicles, however, will produce a number of V8 powered models.) The whole range also features the options of wireless Bluetooth integration for mobiles and full iPod integration. The XR8 will feature the previous generation GT's V8 engine, which produces 290 kW and 520 Nm. This article is about the electronic protocol. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ...


The XR6 Turbo will have more power than most of its Holden rivals. The XR6 and XR8 models will not look as aggressive as the FPV range, but will still have kept their sporting heritage. As part of the European appearance Mercedes-Benz styled side mirror indicators will be installed on the FPV range, instead of the original side panel mount. Chrome "FPV" insigne will be there instead. These details were gathered from leaked concept images and may not reflect the final design.


The new FPV engines are more powerful then ever, and also more fuel efficient. The F6's 4.0 L inline 6 cylinder turbo engine now has 310 kW of power which is a 40 kW upgrade over its FPV predecessor, the Typhoon. The GT's 5.4 L V8 now has 315 kW of power. Both models are more powerful than the Holden's 6.0 L V8 which is rated at 307 kW.


"Huntsman"

The first update to the FG is scheduled to be released in 2010. Details about the first update codenamed "Huntsman" are scarce, however it has been confirmed by Ford that they will cease production of the locally manufactured straight-6 engine in 2010 and replace it with an imported V6 engine (Ford Cyclone engine).[31] The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Duratec 35 (code-name Cyclone) is a family of automobile engines from the Ford Motor Company. ...


Falcon Ute

2005–2006 Ford BF Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute

The Australian affection for the ute (short for "utility") allowed the Falcon to serve as the base model for their line of utes and panel vans, starting in the late 1950s and gaining rapid recognition by (usually younger) enthusiasts by the mid-1960s. As the base sedan and station wagon models of the Falcon further evolved, so too did the ute and panel van models, although usually up to a year or so after initial release into the market. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (1162 × 611 pixel, file size: 247 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 421 pixelsFull resolution (1162 × 611 pixel, file size: 247 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ...


The Falcon is the only Australian ute which can be purchased with a bench 3-passenger seat but the 3-seaters were available only in automatic transmission in models after the XF[citation needed].


The only exception was the XF series, which lasted through the initial EA26 era. While EA26 ute prototypes were actually built, the XF shell continued through to the 1998 release of the AU model, in 1996 gaining the nose treatment of the then current EF series Falcon, with a combination of XF and E-Series Interiors. Low Series EF utes didn't have Airbags, for example.


The Falcon Ute is the closest equivalent to a modern Ford Ranchero. The Ford Ranchero was a car/pickup truck combination vehicle produced between 1957 and 1979 based on full-size, compact and intermediate automobiles by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market. ...


Exports to other countries

Australian Falcon exports have traditionally been confined to right-hand-drive countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as New Zealand (who sometimes devised local trim models, such as the Falcon 600), and Pacific Island nations like Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Since the closure of Ford's assembly plant at Wiri, Auckland in the early 1990s, all Falcons sold in New Zealand have been fully imported from Australia. This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ... Tuamotu, French Polynesia The Pacific Ocean contains an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands (the exact number has yet to be precisely determined). ... Wiri is an Auckland suburb. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ...


The only significant export market for the Falcon outside of Oceania has been South Africa, where it was released in 1996 after an absence of nearly 20 years, but was dropped in 2003. Some limousines and hearses (inc. LPG-only powered Utes) are exported to the UK by Coleman Milne, who used to convert European-made Granadas and Scorpios for the same purposes. For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... For the song from the band: Brand New, see Limousine (MS Rebridge). ... Funeral carriage, Museum of Funeral Customs For the extreme metal band, see Hearse (band) A hearse is a funeral vehicle, a conveyance for the coffin from e. ... We dont have an article called Coleman Milne Start this article Search for Coleman Milne in. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Ford Scorpio is an executive car produced by the Ford Motor Company at its factory in Cologne, Germany between 1985 and 1998. ...


Hong Kong also imported a small batch of LPG-powered AU Falcon station wagons for trial as taxis, and although it initially found favour in luggage capacity with operators when compared to mainstream taxis like the Toyota Comfort, it has not seen success there, citing higher operating costs. LPG might be an initialism or abbreviation for: Liquified petroleum gas Laboratoire de Planetologie, Grenoble, France Literary Press Group of Canada Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft (German, obsolete/historical) Long period grating This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... The Toyota Comfort, released in 1995, is specially made for use as a taxicab. ...


In contrast to the rival Holden Commodore, which has been produced in left-hand drive for export, the Australian Ford Falcon has only been produced in right-hand drive. Ford had intended developing the car with left hand drive export potential, and received federal and state government grants to assist, but in October 2007 it was announced by Ford Australia president Tom Gorman that the left-hand-drive Falcon project was to be abandoned and the export incentive grant money would be directed to the Ford Focus. As Orion will utilize much of the Falcon's existing architecture, converting it to left hand drive would have been a costly and time consuming process.[32] The Holden Commodore is an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors (GM) in Australia. ...  drive on right drive on left Driving on either the left or the right side of the road reduces the incidence of vehicles being involved in head-on collisions with each other. ...


Consequently, Ford is now exploring the idea of exporting or at least incorporating common engineering of the Falcon to North America. The US press has observed that "Australia has become the place to find the quintessential American muscle sedan" and noted these cars "could save Ford now, if they were for sale in North America."[33] Had the Falcon been for sale in North America, it would likely replace the Ford Crown Victoria in the full-size, rear wheel drive sedan market. Comparing the Australian LTD to the Crown Victoria, the LTD is shorter (202 vs. 212 inches), about as heavy (4096 vs 4157 lb), has a 5.4L V8 with more power. It has 308 hp (230 kW) vs 224 hp (167 kW) for civilian, and 250 hp (186 kW) for police version). Falcons would also likely fill the Crown Victoria's roles of police interceptors and taxicabs in North America, a role they commonly play in Australia. By June 2007, magazines such as Motor Trend reported that Ford would share platforms to replace rear-drive vehicles in both Australia and North America, including the Mustang and full-sized sedans, and possibly importing vehicles from North America to replace low-volume long-wheelbase Falcon derivatives. For the Police Interceptor version used by law enforcement, see Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. ...


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  6. ^ Ford Falcon XL. Unique Cars and Parts. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  7. ^ Ford Falcon XP. Unique Cars and Parts. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  8. ^ Local Falcon gets V8!, Wheels magazine, January 1965, <http://www.stormloader.com/falconccwa/temphint.htm>. Retrieved on 6 February 2008 
  9. ^ Wheels magazine (Australian Consolidated Press), October 1971 
  10. ^ Jennings, Bob (2000-04-17). The Falcon that never was. Fairfax Digital. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  11. ^ Ford Falcon EA. Unique Cars and Parts. Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
  12. ^ a b c d e EA Falcon (1988 - 1991). Falcon Facts. Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
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  22. ^ a b c d e f g EL Falcon (1996 - 1998). Falcon Facts. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
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  24. ^ Falcon Raises the Bar. Web Publications (2000-04-05). Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
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  26. ^ “Number Crunching”, Wheels magazine: 155, November 2003 
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  28. ^ Torr, Feann. BA Ford Falcon MkII: First Look. WebWombat. Retrieved on 2007-06-02.
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  31. ^ Pettendy, Marton (2007-07-11). V6 for Falcon. John Mellor. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
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