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Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand

Ford Australia admits it underestimated demand for the revived Falcon XR8 and says it needs to build more. The XR8 is playing the hero car role in the new-look Falcon range, dubbed FG-X, which has launched this week in Australia...

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V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up
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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up

It is no secret that the final Australian-made Ford Falcon release is almost upon us, so we thought we would take the opportunity to have one parting look at the outgoing model – the FG Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo – which now, more than ever, represents an incredible performance bargain. The white Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo you see here is not the youngest kid on the block...

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2014 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo FG review
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2014 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo FG review

The Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo is on the brink of an update, but that means there's some great deals to be had on the outgoing model. James Ward takes a look at the FG XR6 Turbo to see how it stacks up for under $40k driveaway.


2015 Ford Falcon and Territory production gets underway, new Falcon interior shots released
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2015 Ford Falcon and Territory production gets underway, new Falcon interior shots released

The 2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II have now entered production in earnest at the company’s Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne ahead of their on-sale date of December 1.  The long-awaited swansong models will see Ford out to its flagged factory closure in late 2016, and bring to the table a more advanced SYNC 2 infotainment system and, in the case of the Falcon, a redesigned nose and tail...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X, Territory SZ MkII make fuel economy gains
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X, Territory SZ MkII make fuel economy gains

Aerodynamic improvements and the introduction of a lighter and more efficient automatic transmission promise to cut fuel consumption of the 2015 Ford Falcon FG X by up to nine per cent. The entry-level 4.0-litre six-cylinder Ford Falcon sedan benefits from the greatest economy gains, falling from 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres to 9.0L/100km...


2014 Ford Falcon XR8 - reveal and first look
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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 - reveal and first look

James gets an early sneak peak and walk-around of the powerful (and last) FG-X Ford Falcon XR8 in Melbourne. Featuring a 335kW supercharged 5.0 litre V8, the XR8 is on sale from December 1st...


Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne
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Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne

The last-ever Ford Falcon XR8 has been officially unveiled at an event in Melbourne, ahead of the historic car's December 1 on-sale date. Priced from $52,490 ($54,690 auto), the FG X Ford Falcon XR8 is the first V8-powered XR model since 2010. And with the help of a 335kW/570Nm supercharged 5...


Ford Falcon XR8 pricing : Flagship 335kW supercharged Falcon XR8 priced from $52,490
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Ford Falcon XR8 pricing : Flagship 335kW supercharged Falcon XR8 priced from $52,490

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back from the dead — at least for a little while — and will retail for $52,490 plus on-road costs, making it the flagship of the Blue Oval brand’s final Australian-made sedan range. As the final piece of the FG X puzzle following a long-running teaser campaign, the XR8 replaces the FPV line-up, which is now but a memory...


2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed

Pricing has been announced for the majority of the 2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute ranges with cuts of almost $10,000 on some derivatives - but V8 lovers will have to wait until next week to find out pricing for the newly reintroduced XR8 Falcon...


2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed
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2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed

Here is the final Ford Falcon Ute, and confirmation the company will give its locally-made load-lugging icon a fitting swansong with revisions largely in-line with its sedan sibling.  We reported on the FG X Falcon’s revisions yesterday — see the full list here — but have since come across the first official image of the Ute...


2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED
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2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED

The 2015 Ford Falcon will get a number of equipment upgrades beyond the already confirmed SYNC2 multimedia system when it arrives in mid-November this year. Ford’s final iteration of one the oldest nameplates in its arsenal — the name will be retired with the current-generation car when the company’s Australian factories close in October 2016 — will pick up a pretty impressive list of standard equipment to go with its new looks but unchanged mechanicals...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 premieres on October 4
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 premieres on October 4

The 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 will be given an unorthodox public premiere on October 4, with the blue oval brand planning to let punters get up close and personal with the iconoclastic new model at a gallery event in Melbourne. As we know, the new FG X Falcon, a final iteration of an iconic nameplate doomed to die with the closure of Ford Australia’s Campbellfield factory in October 2016, will launch in November...


2015 Ford Falcon and Territory set to get state-of-the-art cabin tech
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2015 Ford Falcon and Territory set to get state-of-the-art cabin tech

The final Australian-made 2015 Ford Falcon and Ford Territory models due to launch in November this year look set to feature the very latest multimedia and voice-control technology offered by the blue oval brand...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II model codes, rear styling revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II model codes, rear styling revealed

The final Ford Falcon will be known as the FG X when it goes on sale towards the end of this year. Ford Australia explains the new model code retains the existing FG component, continuing to pay tribute to the long-running ‘Fairmont’ and ‘Ghia’ nameplates, and reintroduces the letter X, which featured in the designations of every Falcon from the original 1960 XK to the XH ute that was produced until 1999...


2015 Ford Falcon XT spied
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2015 Ford Falcon XT spied

A CarAdvice reader has sent in two images that appear to uncover the 2015 Ford Falcon XT for the first time. Though low-resolution, the rear-three-quarter shot provides a fresh angle on the Falcon sedan’s overhauled back half, while the tightly cropped front-side image highlights its headlights and front bumper, alloy wheel design and side indicators...


2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered
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2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered

The new 2015 Ford Falcon Ute and 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 have been caught together alongside the new-look G6E model. These images, sent in by a CarAdvice reader, show for the first time how the new-look Falcon Ute (above) will appear when it makes its debut towards the end of this year...


2015 Ford Falcon rear end revealed in FB post
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2015 Ford Falcon rear end revealed in FB post

A spy shot that offers the first look at the rear end of the new 2015 Ford Falcon has been posted anonymously on Facebook. The photograph appears genuine and captures a Falcon G6E, revealing a back end as dramatically changed as the large car's front (pictured below) and matched in terms of the much cleaner look...


2015 Ford Falcon G6E revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon G6E revealed

The drip-feed of the 2015 Ford Falcon is continuing, with the first reveal of the Ford Falcon G6E following the XR8 and XR6 models last week. Ford Australia's single image of the G6E shows the subtle front-end differences between the executive-style G-series model and the sportier XR6...


New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical
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New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical

So after the now commonplace drip-feed of teasers, we’ve finally seen the first images of last ever Ford Falcon. Ford Australia insiders told me recently that key people within Dearborn, US, and Broadmeadows, Victoria, were so delighted with the look of the 2015 Falcon that the model was one of the quickest design sign-offs ever...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter

The new-look 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 and XR6 performance twins have been revealed ahead of their on-sale date late this year. Claimed by Ford to be "the best Falcon ever", the new Ford Falcon XR8 is said to have been designed to blend the iconic high-performance sedan's past with Ford’s new global design DNA into a refreshed premium look...


2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video
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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video

The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 has been teased yet again, this time via an official video released by the local manufacturer. Coming just four days after the new performance Ford Falcon had its 'XR8' badge teased, the clip highlights the facelifted car's bonnet scoop, grille, tail-lights, XR-stamped headlights and various badges...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges

Another day, another 2015 Ford Falcon teaser image. But this time there is a performance edge, with the returning XR8 hero car the subject matter.  The third instalment of Ford Australia’s drip-feed campaign leading up to the reveal of the upgraded FGIII (or perhaps FH) Falcon later this year was released on social media this morning...


2015 Ford Falcon tail-lights revealed as premiere draws closer
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2015 Ford Falcon tail-lights revealed as premiere draws closer

The second instalment of the 2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign has arrived, showing the ‘FG Mk3' update of the Australian large-car staple will have new styling at the back as well as the front. Five days after Ford uploaded the first Falcon image — a closely cropped shot of the revised headlights — onto Facebook, the Blue Oval has uploaded a picture of the redesigned tail-lights...


2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign begins
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2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign begins

The first official image of the 2015 Ford Falcon has been revealed today ahead of its debut later this year, potentially as early as September. The company took to Facebook to reveal the teaser image — likely the first in a ‘drip-feed’ campaign in which tidbits about the car will be doled out piecemeal to build anticipation — replete with the hashtags #2014Falcon and #Official...


FPV GT-F Review
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FPV GT-F Review

After four days in the FPV GT-F Falcon, I have mixed emotions. I’m happy to have parked one of the 500 final GTs in my driveway, I’m sad that it is the last and I’m a little bit disappointed Ford didn’t do more with it. Personally, I would have liked to see the GT live on past the current-generation FG model...

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FPV GT F 351 : iconic badge returns for 351kW V8-powered final Ford Falcon GT
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FPV GT F 351 : iconic badge returns for 351kW V8-powered final Ford Falcon GT

The last ever Ford Performance Vehicle, the FPV GT F Sedan, will wear Ford's iconic 351 badge and be powered by a 351kW/570Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. Due for launch in June and already an apparent hit with customers, the FPV GT F Sedan - which is yet to be revealed in full - will be the most powerful GT-badged Ford Falcon ever produced at Ford's Broadmeadows plant...


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


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...