FG X Falcon Lineup Detailed

FG X Falcon Lineup 6 photos
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As we already know, Ford Australia will close shop in 2016 due to a number of reasons. In the meantime, the Falcon will live on for two years in its best, most advanced iteration to date. So what's in store for FG X Falcon enthusiasts from the Land Down Under?
To be frank, it's not the full-on update we've been hoping for due to seriously small time and a limited R&D budget, but Ford's FG X Falcon is still a versatile machine that's way better than ever before. First thing you need to know is that the revised Falcon lineup boasts with more equipment as standard.

Body styles available? Just sedan or ute. The sedan range starts from the base Falcon and continues with the Falcon G6E, G6E Turbo, XR6, XR6 Turbo and the XR8. As for the utility side of the lineup, we got the entry-level Falcon Cab Chassis and Styleside Box, the XR6 Cab Chassis and Styleside Box and XR6 Turbo.

What about powertrains? Options don't differ too much from what the Falcon already had, except from a new V8 variant. The most basic of engines, a 2-liter EcoBoost turbocharged petrol mill, has 176 kW and 340 Nm of grunt, 3 kW down over the equivalent powerplant of yesteryear but 13 Nm up, which is nice in our book. As for the six-pot range of engines, that starts with a naturally-aspirated 4-liter straight-six that produces 195 kW and 391 Nm. An LPG-fed variant is offered as well, packing 198 kW and 409 Nm of torque, while the pick of the bunch remains the turbocharged XR6, with its 270 kW and a chunky 533 Nm.

Although the numbers aren't official yet, we're almost certain the XR8 is gonna pack a 5-liter supercharged V8, that will churn out a hefty 335 kW and 570 Nm. In terms of transmission options, a six-speed stick shift will be offered as standard, while the option consists of a six-speed auto tranny. What else is there to like about the FG X Falcon? The trapezoidal grille, for starters, which is less Aston Martin than that of U.S. and Euro-spec Fords, together with the "laser-cut" lights and new 16-inch alloy wheels of the entry-level model.

A parking camera is also available, while on the inside you get an 8-inch touchscreen Sync2 infotainment system that can do digital radio and Wi-Fi hotspot, among others. By the way, Ford says that the lady doing satelitte navigation duties is called Karen. How Aussie is that? Last but not least, expect the 2015 Ford FG X Falcon lineup to have a price tag by October 3rd, when it'll be fully revealed at an event in Melbourne.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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