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.

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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. 

The move appears to reposition the Falcon a smidgen further upmarket than the current FG II, in what could be construed as a similar move to Holden and its richly-equipped VF Commodore introduced last year. While the cabin design itself is not expected to change much, the extra gear is a sweetener. 

All models including the base fleet-friendly Falcon sedan and ute (it appears the XT moniker has been dropped), XR6 and XR6 Turbo sedan and ute, and G6E, G6E Turbo and XR8 sedans now get standard features including:

  • SYNC2 Emergency Assistance
  • SYNC2 with eight-inch integrated colour touchscreen
  • Australian-specific voice control system developed in partnership with Nuance
  • Digital Radio (DAB+)
  • Dual antenna system
  • WiFi hot spot
  • New 16-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch alloy-wheel designs
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All sedan models in addition get both front and rear parking sensors while the base model gets a reverse-view camera with fixed and active overlays. The G6E and XR models also get rain-sensing wipers, while various models get new trim finishes.

The Falcon sedan remains the only locally built large car available with four-, six- and eight-cylinder powertrains, not to mention a turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine and EcoLPi six-cylinder gas engine. The engines have not been changed for the FG X, just as expected. 

Local pricing won't be revealed for a few more weeks yet, but don’t be surprised if Ford trims them back to better reflect the actual showroom prices. XR8 information has also been withheld for now, expect to see that unveiled in Melbourne on October 3.

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Full breakdown here:

Entry Falcon (previously XT)

  • Standard engine: 4.0-litre DOHC DI VCT I6 petrol engine with 195kW/391Nm
  • Optional engines: 2.0-litre 16V TiVCT EcoBoost petrol engine with 179kW/353Nm and 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC DI VCT I6 LPG engine with 198kW/409Nm
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Control Blade Independent Rear Suspension
  • New Michelin low-rolling resistance tyres with improved fuel economy
  • New 16-inch x 6.5-inch alloy wheels
  • New LED tail-lights
  • New Projector headlamps
  • New body coloured bumpers, side mirrors and door handles
  • DAB+ radio (new)
  • Dual antenna system (new)
  • WiFi hot-spot (new)
  • Interior Command Centre with eight-inch colour touchscreen (new, sedan-only)
  • SYNC2 with Voice Control and Emergency Assist (new)
  • Light limestone upper environment
  • Four-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Power windows and side mirrors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Single CD audio system with four speakers
  • iPod integration
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • Two USB music ports additional USB port/SD card slot/3.5mm auxiliary audio jack
  • Front and rear parking sensors (new front sensors)
  • Rear view camera with overlays (new)
  • Driver and front passenger airbags/side curtain airbags/side thorax airbags
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Falcon XR6 sedan (in addition to the base car)

  • Standard engine: 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine with 195kW/391Nm
  • Optional engines: 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine with 198kW/409Nm and 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine with 270kW/533Nm
  • Six-speed manual transmission (not available with 4.0-litre EcoLPi engine) or six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Sports Suspension
  • New design 18-inch x 8.0-inch alloy wheels (19s on Turbo)
  • Unique front LED daytime running lights in W-shape
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Unique XR front bumper, grille surround surrounds
  • Fog-lights
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel stitching
  • Six-speaker audio sound system
  • Cloth ‘sports’ seats
  • Sports Instrument cluster gauges and blue backlighting
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Falcon G6E sedan (in addition to the base car)

  • Standard engine: 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine with 195kW/391Nm
  • Optional engines: 2.0-litre 16V TiVCT EcoBoost petrol engine with 179kW/353Nm and 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine with 270kW/533Nm
  • Luxury Sports suspension
  • New 18-inch x 8.0-inch alloy wheels (19s on G6E Turbo)
  • Front LED day time running lamps in L-shape
  • New fog lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Unique G6E front bumper, front grille with chrome trim
  • Power Side Memory mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, stitching with new accent colour thread
  • Black upper environment and optional tan interior environment
  • Electro-chromatic rear vision mirror (auto-dimming)
  • Premium Sound system with nine-speakers including amp/sub
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver's seat with three-position memory
  • Puddle/courtesy lamps on inner door trims
  • Leather wrapped handbrake handle
  • Satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Channel
  • Leather seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Sunglasses holder incorporating map reading lamps
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Falcon Ute (cab chassis or fixed-body)

  • Standard engine: 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine with 195kW/391Nm
  • Optional engines: 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine with 198kW/409Nm
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift (floor or column shift)
  • Leaf Spring Rear Suspension
  • New 16-inch x 6.5-inch steel wheels
  • Body-coloured front bumper and door handles
  • Single Zone Climate control (now standard)
  • Interior Command Centre with eight-inch TFT screen (new)
  • SYNC2 with Voice Control and Emergency Assist (new)
  • SD card slot (new)
  • Dual antenna system (new)
  • Four-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Power windows and side mirrors
  • Single CD audio system with two speakers
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • iPod integration/Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • Two USB music ports/3.5mm auxiliary audio jack
  • ESC, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and traction control
  • Driver and front passenger airbags/side head and thorax Airbags
  • Emergency brake assist
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Falcon XR6 Ute (in addition to the base car)

  • Standard engine: 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine with 195kW/391Nm
  • Optional engines: 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine with 198kW/409Nm and 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine with 270kW/533Nm
  • Six-speed manual transmission (not available with 4.0-litre EcoLPi engine) or six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • New 18-inch x 8.0-inch alloy wheels (19s on Turbo)
  • Unique front LED daytime running light in W-shape (new)
  • Rain-sensing wipers (new)
  • Unique XR front bumper, grille surrounds
  • Front fog-lights
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, stitching with new accent colour thread
  • Black upper environment (new)
  • Six-speaker audio sound system
  • Cloth sports seats