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Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max...

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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze
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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...


Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased
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Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased

Ford Australia says it will more than double its planned production run for the brutal new Falcon XR8. Initially expecting to produce about 1200 units, Ford now says its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne is on track to crank out 2800 of these “future classics” before its local factory is slated to close in late 2016...


Ford Falcon Ute : Potential high-power variant spied testing — UPDATED
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Ford Falcon Ute : Potential high-power variant spied testing — UPDATED

Update: Ford Australia has confirmed that the vehicle pictured is not the high-powered Falcon ute fans were dreaming of — nor does it exist. It is in fact just a tow vehicle used exclusively at Ford's Lara proving ground that features a mix of different wheels, interior and body parts...


Ford Falcon FG X fails to fire, slumps to lowest monthly sales in nameplate's history
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Ford Falcon FG X fails to fire, slumps to lowest monthly sales in nameplate's history

The refreshed Ford Falcon FG X has failed to fire in its first full month on sale, slumping to the worst monthly sales performance in the 55-year-old nameplate’s history. Ford sold just 381 Falcon sedans across Australia in January, down 17.4 per cent compared with the same month in 2014, and down on humble results in October and November (396 and 411, respectively) when the Falcon FG Mk2 was deep in runout...


Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review

Ford and Holden. Good start. Ford and Holden utes, at the beach. Getting even better...


2015 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review

The arrival of the new FG X Ford Falcon brings with it the triumphant return of the mighty XR8 sedan. For fans of the iconic Falcon utility, however, the flagship performance two-door remains the XR6 Turbo. Australian-made utes have long been a staple for hard-working Aussie builders, carpenters, and the like...

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$37,610 - $39,810

Ford Falcon FG X XR8 - Visiting a Falcon Fanatic
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Ford Falcon FG X XR8 - Visiting a Falcon Fanatic

With the launch of the Falcon FG X, Ford invited Falcon Fanatics from around the country to come and see the car, but not everyone could make it. So we're on our way in a Ford Falcon XR8 to see a very appropriately named Falcon Fanatic, Ozzie, who was busy working that day, to get up close and personal with the new FG X.


Ford Falcon FG X Range - What the Falcon Fanatics think
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Ford Falcon FG X Range - What the Falcon Fanatics think

With the official launch of the Ford Falcon FG X, Ford invited eager Falcon Fanatics down to Avalon Airport to see the new car. We ask the people what they think of the FG X range.


Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...


Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commdore SS V Redline Track Review
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Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commdore SS V Redline Track Review

In the great Australian V8 war, the Holden Commodore SS in recent years has been consistently victorious. Not only has it defeated the Ford Falcon on the motorsport battlefield, it has also wounded its arch enemy both on the road and in the showroom...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back! The last iteration of Australia's Ford Falcon range is here. CarAdvice has compiled a collection of images showcasing the FG X XR8, XR6 Ute and G6E EcoBoost sedan. All photos shot in-house by the CarAdvice team. Ford Falcon FG X XR8 - rear Ford Falcon FG X G6E Ecoboost - front   Click the Photos tab to see all the images...


Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review

Once upon a time, if you worked for a big company that gave you a fleet car, chances are it was one of this pair’s ancestors. Entry versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore — Forte and Executive anyone? — dominated the nation’s car parks and driveways, a source of national pride and limited choice in equal portions...


Ford Falcon XR8 review : Supercharged V8 hero unleashed
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Ford Falcon XR8 review : Supercharged V8 hero unleashed

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back after a four-year sabbatical. With the Ford Performance Vehicles brand now discontinued, with the GT along with it, the XR8 is now the great blue hope against the V8 Commodores.

If XR8s of the past decade have been on the underwhelming side, the latest version has impressive on-paper credentials. Loaded with the 5...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review

The Blue Oval's local manufacturing operation intends to go out with the biggest of bangs for your buck with the Ford Falcon XR8. Visually, while there may be no doubt that the first XR8 since 2010 looks like a member of the new FG X Falcon family, underneath sit the mechanicals of the GT R Spec that cost $76,990 plus on-road costs before it disappeared earlier this year, along with the Ford Performance Vehicles brand that made it...

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$52,490 - $54,690

2015 Ford Falcon Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Ford Falcon Review

So here we are with the last ever launch review of the regular Ford Falcon, 54 years after the nameplate appeared in local showrooms and 42 years since it first appeared as a locally designed and developed vehicle. Ford Australia had only a limited budget of $102 million to spend on the new Falcon FG X, and it decided to focus the majority of the investment on the area it believed would have the biggest influence on sales for the last two years of its lifespan: styling...

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$35,900 - $46,550

Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand
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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. The badge returns after a four-year hiatus, effectively compensating for the loss of the disbanded Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division...


V8 Supercars and the real world

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...


Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up
Rating: 810 /10
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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...


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...