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All-New Ford FG Falcon Shines at Show

February 29th, 2008



 

The hottest property in Australian motoring, the all-new Ford FG Falcon, made its public debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show today.

Two hero models from the iconic XR brand were on display along with two of the impressive new G Series range and Ute derivatives.

"The XR6 Turbo and the XR8 have firmly established themselves in automotive folklore and are the perfect candidates to represent the new range of FG Falcon performance models at their first official public showing," said President of Ford Australia, Bill Osborne.

"We're also delighted to showcase two of the three all-new and very exciting G Series models, the G6E and G6E Turbo. This particular range offers sports luxury performance, a striking exterior, luxurious interior appointments and exhilarating performance."

In addition to the new G Series, the all-new FG Falcon range also introduces three different exterior front end treatments and a significant realignment of models and specifications.

All models benefit from an all-new exterior and interior architectures and designs, an all-new front suspension, new powertrains with more power, more torque and improved fuel economy, and an advanced safety package.

"The all-new FG Falcon is an exceptional large car package that delivers outstanding performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and safety to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers," said Mr Osborne.

"For the first time in Falcon's history, the new model will come to market with three distinct faces on the vehicle, offering both private and fleet customers, and both sports and luxury customers, a new Falcon to suit their lifestyle.

There are now three families of vehicles in the FG Falcon sedan range, including:

  • Falcon XT
  • G Series, incorporating
    • G6
    • G6E
    • G6E Turbo
  • XR, incorporating
    • XR6
    • XR6 Turbo
    • XR8

A new body structure for the FG Falcon delivers significant improvements in structural integrity for greater occupant protection, and side and frontal crash performance, as well as improved vehicle refinement.

All petrol Falcon sedans will come standard with an advanced safety package, incorporating driver and front passenger airbags, front side head/thorax airbags, driver and front passenger Beltminder® system, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TC), and Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Side curtain airbags, in conjunction with front side thorax airbags, are standard on premium sedan models, but are also available as an option across the rest of the sedan range.

A new reverse camera system is standard on G6E and G6E Turbo models, and optional on the overt sports XR range, while a reverse sensing system is standard on all G Series models and available as an option across the rest of the sedan range.

All FG Falcon Utes will have ABS with EBD as standard, while Traction Control is standard on XR Utes and optional on the remainder of the Falcon Ute line-up.

"The arrival of the all-new FG Falcon heralds the start of an exciting period at Ford Australia," said Mr Osborne.

"This model is an evolution of the class-leading dynamics package synonymous with Falcon, and builds further on areas such as safety, performance and economy."

The all-new FG Falcon goes on sale in May and additional information relating to specification and pricing will be released at launch.


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