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The new FG Falcon XR range begins with the entry model, naturally aspirated, XR6. Although Ford built its reputation with the XR6 Turbo, the standard XR6 also performed well in the showroom.

Based on the XT Falcon, the XR6 incorporates a host of sporty and performance features. The XR6 is now available with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission as standard – with the option of either the five-speed automatic or the ZF six-speed automatic transmissions – and sports suspension.

2008 Ford FG Falcon XR6

Our first impression of the new manual six-speed has been nothing but positive, it’s an absolute pleasure to drive. Have a read of our first steer here.

Following on from decades of tradition, the XR6 receives the signature XR double-drop lens headlight treatment, XR front bumper, grille and rockers, front fog lamps and unique 17-inch alloy wheels.

2008 Ford FG Falcon XR6

The interior is differentiated by a sports instrument cluster, sports seats, alloy pedal covers and an aluminium gear shifter on manual transmission models, with reverse camera and reverse sensing systems available as options.

The XR6T retails for $39,990. Options include XR 18″ alloys for $1,000 or the XR luxury pack $5,400 which includes leather interior, updated sound system, dualzone aircon and 19″ alloys.

XR Series – XR6

As for XT with the following features:

  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Turned aluminium, satin chrome gear shifter (six-speed manual transmission)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional 18-inch XR alloy wheels
  • Optional 19-inch XR Styling alloy wheels
  • Dunlop SP Sport 01A tyres
  • XR Sports suspension
  • Sports variable ratio steering gear
  • Body-coloured radiator grille header bar
  • XR grille
  • XR front bumper with lower mesh insert
  • Unique lens, black bezel, bright ring headlamps
  • XR front fog lamps
  • High series side rocker mouldings
  • High series rear bumper
  • XR rear spoiler with integrated high-mount stop lamp
  • Body-coloured rear decklid appliqué
  • Unique XR rear tail lamps
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Sports leather steering wheel
  • Alloy pedal covers
  • Sports front seats
  • Front passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Rear sear centre armrest with integrated cupholders
  • Sports instrument cluster with XR graphics and blue dial illumination colour
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • Interior dome lamp with integrated map lights
  • ‘Attitude’ cloth trim
  • ‘Streetwise’ cloth insert trim with XR logo



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