2011 and 2012 are significant years for the Australian Ford Falcon.
The ageing drivetrain will receive a host of updates to further diversify the vehicle's target reach.
EcoLPi was announced at the 2011 Melbourne International Motor Show and sees the introduction of a liquid injected LPG system, giving the Falcon extra zest and the ability to cut fuel bills in half with the locally abundant gas.
The end of 2011/early 2012 will see the addition of Ford's acclaimed EcoBoost engine. Early reports from sources suggest the program is in full swing and the car is currently undergoing field testing. The four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine will provide power to the Falcon's rear wheels and is expected to offer excellent fuel economy and spirited performance.
The introduction of EcoBoost will also see the launch of the Series 2 FG Falcon. Our spy photographer has shot exclusive photos of the Falcon testing in Victoria.
The photographs show more of a design evolution, rather than a revolution. The Series 2 update will only offer frontal changes, with the rear remaining intact.
Also shot were images of a Series 2 G6E Falcon. The pictures indicate that LED daytime running lights will be fitted to the higher end models, in a bid to differentiate them from the rest of the range.
The bottom of the front lip also appears to be a different colour to the car pictured, indicating that there could be some lip colour alterations to also help differentiate the higher end models.
Ford is yet to make any announcements regarding the XR8 and whether it will see the light of day again in the FG Falcon range.