Ford Australia has announced official pricing for its new FG series Falcon range, which begins with the entry-level XT sedan at $36,490.
Along with the XR sports sedan range, Ford has also revealed an interesting pricing position for the newly introduced sports luxury G series range.
Potential buyers will be pleasantly surprised to discover both the entry-level G6 and XR6 models carry an identical recommended retail price of $39,990.
The G6 comes exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission and a host of standard luxury features, whilst the XR6 offers the choice of either a six-speed manual, five-speed automatic or six-speed automatic transmissions, and 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels.
Next up, the G6E which features the highly acclaimed ZF six-speed automatic transmission, leather seat trim and reverse camera as standard equipment demands a recommended retail price of $46,990.
Topping not only the G series range but also the new FG Falcon range is the G6E Turbo, which carries a price tag of $54,990.
With Ford’s XR performance turbo-six and V8 range neck-and-neck in the power stakes, pricing is appropriately identical, with the XR6 Turbo and XR8 both starting at $45,490.
Buyers also have the choice of three option packages on the FG Falcon sedan range – the Technology Pack, the Safety Pack and the XR Luxury Pack.
Available on XT, G6 and across the XR range, the Technology Pack combines Bluetooth mobile phone integration with iPod compatibility for a recommended retail price of $450.
The Safety Pack incorporates side curtain airbags, power adjustable pedals (automatic transmission models only) and a perimeter alarm on the same selected models, for a recommended retail price of $600. Side curtain airbags are also available as a stand alone option for $300.
The XR Luxury pack essentially maintains the bold exterior of the XR range whilst incorporating the specifications of the luxury G series range. The pack includes leather seat trim, dual zone climate control, Premium audio system, sports steering wheel and interior finishes, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
On the XR6, the XR Luxury Pack is available at $5,400 and includes an upgrade to 19″ wheels, while on the XR6 Turbo and XR8 models the price is $5,000.
Together with the sedan, Ford has also announced pricing for its all new ute range – as well as a new addition.
Some of you may recall Ford registering the R6 namesake a while back which stirred much controversy – including claims of an ultra-sports model, this has materialised in the form of the R6 ute, a segue between the standard Ford ute workhorse and the sports-biased XR ute range.
The FG Falcon ute range starts at $27,795 for the Falcon Ute Cab Chassis with the new six-speed manual transmission and extends up to $39,490 for the both the XR6 Turbo and XR8 sports models with the optional ZF six-speed automatic transmission – or $1000 less with the manual.
The price differential between Styleside Box and Cab Chassis variants has been reduced to a common $400 increment on Falcon Ute, R6 and XR6 models.
The Falcon ute range also offers identical Techonology and XR Luxury packs as the sedan, carrying a price of $450 and $4000 respectively.
The Safety pack incorporates side head/thorax airbags and a perimeter alarm for a recommended retail price of $600 in the ute.
An XR Sports pack unique to the ute range offers 18-inch alloy wheels on top of the Technology pack for $1000.
Recommended retail pricing for the new BF Falcon Wagon MkIII remains unchanged at $37,720, despite the addition of Dynamic Stability Control as standard equipment on the petrol model – E-Gas dedicated LPG engine option also remains unchanged at $1,400.
2008 Ford FG Falcon pricing summary: