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Ford Falcon EcoLPi : 3256 sedans, utes recalled over LPG leak

More than 3000 LPG-powered Ford Falcon EcoLPi sedans and utes have been recalled over a fuel leak issue that could cause a fire. Ford Australia is recalling 3256 FG Mk2 Falcon EcoLPi models, including sedans built between August 4, 2011 and July 18, 2012, and utes built from September 15, 2011 to July 18, 2012...

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Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up
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Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up

The Ford Falcon XR8 performance flagship will return to the Australian line-up next year at the same time as Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) will draw to a close, the local car maker has announced. Timed to coincide with the introduction of the updated 2014 Ford Falcon sedan and Territory SUV, Ford Australia says the new V8-powered XR8 will be available from late 2014...


2014 Ford Falcon Preview Video
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2014 Ford Falcon Preview Video

Last month Ford showed a preview video of the 2014 Ford Falcon at its special Ford Day held in Fox Studios in Sydney. The video, which Ford originally said was not for public release, has been on YouTube for some time, we thought we'd share. Enjoy: Also read: 2014 Ford Falcon Preview 2014 Ford Falcon: updated large car’s death-row launch unprecedented Thanks to Callum for the tip...


2014 Ford Falcon: updated large car
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2014 Ford Falcon: updated large car's death-row launch unprecedented

Ford Motor Company chief operating officer Mark Fields admits next year’s launch of the facelifted Ford Falcon will be unprecedented. This is because the updated Falcon will be launched from death row. CarAdvice asked Fields whether, to his knowledge, the 2014 FH Falcon would be the first new or updated model Ford has ever launched after announcing the model line would be killed off...


2014 Ford Falcon previewed
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2014 Ford Falcon previewed

The last ever Ford Falcon has been teased a year ahead of its arrival in local showrooms. Ford Australia revealed little of the new car's shape - showing only parts of the vehicle including a muscular-looking front end, a stylish set of alloy wheels and exhaust pipes shrouded in an angular housing...


Classic V8 supercars return to the track
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Classic V8 supercars return to the track

Former V8 Supercars (or Australian Touring Car Championship) contenders are set to return to the track in two revival racing days in the coming month. First is the Lakeside Classic in Queensland (July 19-21), which will see former-racer Jim Richards return to the wheel of the turbocharged Nissan HR31 GTS-R that helped him to victory at the 1990 Australian Touring Car Championships...


Ford Falcon G6E Turbo Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Ford Falcon G6E Turbo Review

Fans of traditional Aussie muscle may still be missing the V8 engine that once nestled proudly under the bonnet of the Ford Falcon, but we doubt they’d be grumbling about the performance of the six-cylinder Ford Falcon G6E Turbo. Armed with a 4.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 270kW of power and 533Nm of torque, the range-topping Ford Falcon G6E Turbo remains the sub-$60,000 benchmark for straight-line speed...

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Ford Falcon Video Review
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Ford Falcon Video Review

The Ford Falcon is an Australian icon. This Ford Falcon review by Paul Maric and John Cadogan looks at the latest iteration of one of Australia's most popular cars...


FPV GT assembly shifts to Ford
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FPV GT assembly shifts to Ford's Broadmeadows plant

The first fully Ford-built FPV has rolled off the production line at the company's Broadmeadows assembly plant, returing the famous GT badge to the line for the first time in 37 years. The FPV GT sedan in Silhouette black paint became the first completed GT to leave the Broadmeadows factory since the Ford Falcon XB GT in 1976, and follows last year’s restructure that saw the high-performance division move in-house after then co-owner Prodrive severed ties with the brand...


Ford Falcon tyre recall: sizing error affects 372 cars
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Ford Falcon tyre recall: sizing error affects 372 cars

A series of FG and FG Mk2 Ford Falcon models have been recalled due to the fitment of incorrectly sized tyres. A total of 372 FG and FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XT EcoLPi sedans built from September 13, 2011 to February 10, 2012 have been recalled after being incorrectly fitted with the wrong size tyres...


2013 Ford Falcon XT EcoBoost Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Ford Falcon XT EcoBoost Review

With the Ford Falcon having posted its lowest-ever sales result in 2012, and falling out of the top 20 sales charts by one spot, the new year is a good time to pause, reflect, and ponder again if Australians really are missing out on a good thing. The four-cylinder turbo Ford Falcon EcoBoost, specifically, has been on sale for almost a full year, yet it has failed to provide the necessary boost to get Falcon flying out of showrooms...

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Criticism of local manufacturing
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Criticism of local manufacturing 'empty': FCAI chief

The head of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Tony Weber, has criticised the general media for its reporting on the local industry, claiming that local manufacturing is competitive by today's standards. Speaking at the announcement that overall new-car sales reached a record 1...


Government announces plan to get more Australian cars into fleets
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Government announces plan to get more Australian cars into fleets

The Federal Government has announced the appointment an automotive industry advocate whose primary task is to increase the number of Australian-made cars in local fleets. Former president of Ford Indonesia and past Ford Australia employee William Angove was today named the country’s first automotive supplier advocate...


Bentley Falcon: Ford lawyers say
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Bentley Falcon: Ford lawyers say 'no' to rumoured SUV name

Ford Australia's legal team will block any attempts by Bentley to call its upcoming SUV the Falcon in our market if the British luxury marque selects the iconic nameplate for its controversial new model. US publication Automobile Magazine reports the ‘Bentley Falcon’ moniker has been given the green light by the company’s product strategy team, and is set to adorn the production version of the brand’s first four-wheel drive...


Ford and Rare Spares form classic partnership
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Ford and Rare Spares form classic partnership

Ford Australia and Rare Spares have announced a partnership that will give car enthusiasts access to a range of officially licensed Ford restoration parts for past and classic models. The alliance sees the formation of Ford Restoration Parts by Rare Spares, a program where Ford will supply Rare Spares with access to original Ford tooling to manufacture and sell officially licensed restoration parts in Australia...


2014 Ford Falcon teased: Blue Oval still committed to large car
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2014 Ford Falcon teased: Blue Oval still committed to large car

The 2014 Ford Falcon has been briefly teased in sketch form at the 2012 Sydney motor show as Ford Australia tries to provide assurances about the large car’s future. Ford showed an image for just a few seconds as part of its media day presentation. The company isn’t releasing the image for publication because it claims the sketch is quite detailed...


1967 Ford XR Falcon: 600hp eco-friendly muscle car
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1967 Ford XR Falcon: 600hp eco-friendly muscle car

A 450kW 1967 Ford XR Falcon with a turbocharged 7.3-litre V8 powerplant is, believe it or not, the world's first elite eco-friendly custom-built muscle car and it will be on display at next month's 2012 Australian international motor show in Sydney. Called ZERO'D, the 'green' machine is based on a 45-year-old Ford XR Falcon but employs a recycled 7...


Ford completes successful shakedown with FPR Car of the Future
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Ford completes successful shakedown with FPR Car of the Future

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) says the first shakedown session with its all-new Car of the Future (COTF) chassis went better than expected, giving Ford Australia's factory team confidence to make a strong start to the 2013 V8 Supercars championship series. FPR is conducting its first full test day with the COTF Falcon at Winton Raceway in Victoria today following last Tuesday’s shakedown...


Ford Falcon turned into
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Ford Falcon turned into 'Falcatron' Transformer

The Ford Falcon has been turned into a Transformer called 'Falcatron' for a new computer game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. 'Falcatron' is the result of of a Ford Australia social media campaign that invited fans on its Facebook page to vote on a selection of characteristics to make up a new Australian Ford Transformers car...


FPR Ford Falcon V8 Supercars Car of the Future prototype revealed
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FPR Ford Falcon V8 Supercars Car of the Future prototype revealed

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) has revealed the livery of its ‘Car of the Future’ prototype that will be used in testing in the lead-up to the start of the overhauled 2013 V8 Supercars Championship...


Ford Falcon GT: quicker model due September
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Ford Falcon GT: quicker model due September

The fastest version yet of the Ford Falcon GT will be unleashed in September. Ford Performance Vehicles, the local performance arm joint owned by Ford Australia and British engineering company Prodrive, has yet to officially confirm the model but a media launch set for mid August is understood to be for the new model...


Ford Falcon EcoBoost: promo video canes toad
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Ford Falcon EcoBoost: promo video canes toad

A week after the launch of the new Ford Falcon EcoBoost comes a humorous new online ad for the car. The video shows two cane toads, considered pests in Australia, having a discussion on a road. They notice a car approaching but despite their uncannily accurate guess of a four-cylinder motor, the unexpected performance of Ford’s new 179kW/353Nm 2...


Ford Australia forced to stop Falcon, Territory production
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Ford Australia forced to stop Falcon, Territory production

Ford Australia has been forced to stand down approximately 1800 Broadmeadows and Geelong workers after key supplier CMI Industrial was placed into receivership this morning. Keith Crawford and Matthew Caddy of McGrathNicol were appointed as receivers and managers of CMI Industrial today after it was placed into voluntary receivership by its director...


Ford Falcon EcoBoost: four-cylinder won
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Ford Falcon EcoBoost: four-cylinder won't displace local six

Ford Australia has downplayed the role of its new, four-cylinder Ford Falcon EcoBoost model as a possible saviour for its large car, saying it still expects its traditional, locally built six-cylinder to remain the mainstay of the range. The local car maker this week launched the smallest engine yet in the 52-year history of the Falcon, introducing a variant that is more fuel efficient than rivals as well as some medium-sized cars...


Ford Falcon EcoBoost Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Falcon EcoBoost Review

Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) was used as a media launch pad for the new Ford Falcon EcoBoost, though it's unlikely Ford Australia intended there to be an analogy made between the new, modern four-cylinder engine now offered as an alternative to its trustworthy but aged locally built six-cylinder...

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Hailstorm batters Ford Falcon sales
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Hailstorm batters Ford Falcon sales

The Ford Falcon endured its worst sales month in more than half a century in January, with the Australian-made family sedan hampered by slowing large-car sales and low fleet activity, and literally hit hard by a freak summer hailstorm. Falcon sales staggered to just 931 for the first month of the year – the first time on record sales of the large car have fallen below 1000 units...


Ford Falcon EcoBoost: Better economy, less power, same price
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Ford Falcon EcoBoost: Better economy, less power, same price

Ford Australia has revealed the official fuel consumption figures and pricing for the Ford Falcon EcoBoost - the four-cylinder variant it hopes will help reverse flagging sales of its locally built large car. Ford Australia today confirmed the four-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged engine returns official fuel consumption as low as 8...


Ford Falcon and Territory safe until 2016
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Ford Falcon and Territory safe until 2016

Ford has announced a fresh $103 million investment for the Falcon large car and Territory SUV, though the future of the Australian-built vehicles is still guaranteed only until the end of 2016. The new investment - announced jointly by Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano, Ford Asia Pacific and Asia president Joe Hinrichs, and Australia's Manufacturing Senator, Kim Carr at the 2012 Detroit motor show - will see Ford introduce updated Falcon and Territory models in 2014...


Ford executives extend uncertainty over Falcon and Territory futures
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Ford executives extend uncertainty over Falcon and Territory futures

Senior Ford executives have again refused to guarantee the future of Australian-built Fords, admitting the Falcon large car is hindering local sales and suggesting the Territory SUV could eventually be replaced by a global model...


Ford Falcon inline six engine hasn
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Ford Falcon inline six engine hasn't reached fuel efficiency limit: Ford

Ford Australia insists the inline six-cylinder petrol engine in the Falcon has not reached its fuel efficiency limit despite the powerplant not benefitting from any economy improvements as part of the FG MkII upgrade. Ford today revealed the official fuel consumption data for the updated model. The LPG-powered Falcon EcoLPi sedans enjoy economy improvements of 0...