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A look at the new Ford Falcon FG X

March, 2015

As we all know, and it pains us to say, but at the start of 2017, all Australian Ford manufacturing factories will officially go the way of the Dodo. As a result, nostalgia is running high for loyal Ford cars customers, with the Ford Falcon FG X being the last of its kind made in Australia before the manufacturer indefinitely retires the model. As you might have expected, Ford has poured its heart and soul into its last ever Falcon offering, with more than 600 workers gathering for the bittersweet send off last October. Let’s take a closer look at the fantastic results.

The FG X is offered in the following models:

Sedan

  • Falcon
  • G6E
  • G6E Turbo
  • XR6
  • XR6 Turbo  (auto)  (manual)
  • XR 8 from  (auto)  (manual)

Utility

  • Falcon Ute
  • XR6 from
  • XR6 Turbo

The new Falcon range has a range of tweaks that may pique your interest. As listed above, the entry level Falcon is competitively priced, listed slightly cheaper than the Aurion AT X, from Toyota cars, setting it to be one of John Hughes’ best new cars for sale in 2015.

The doors, roof, rear quarters and glasshouse remains the same as the FG Falcon, yet the designers at Ford have altered the rear and front ends significantly to turn heads with a striking new look. Thinner tail-lights are linked by a strip of chrome across the boot. The head-lights are slighter, the nose of the car employing Ford’s now recognisable trapezoidal grille. The company has utilised LED technology for all the lights and offers a great palette of colours, depending on the variant of Falcon: Winter White, Lightning Strike, Smoke, Silhouette, Archon Bronze, Emperor, Kinetic and Victory Gold.

Fuel consumption has dropped significantly from the previous model, downsizing almost 10 per cent, whilst the suspension has also seen improvements across the board, the entry level Falcon now riding on a G6 suspension tune.

In terms of technology, the standard Falcon offers automatic screen wipers, digital radio, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, a Wifi hotspot, two USB ports, an SD card slit, and housing for a mobile phone. The Falcon also sports a voice control system, allowing its driver to adjust climate control, entertainment, plus phone and satellite navigation settings, designed specifically to identify the distinctive twang of Australian accents. If that’s not enough to bring a tear to the eye of any Australian driver, we don’t know what is!

The standard model boasts a 4.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine, its power rating at 195kw at 6000rpm and its torque at 391Nm at 3250rpm.

For more information about the Ford Falcon FG X contact us today or drop in for a chat with our friendly team at John Hughes Ford.

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