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21 Feb 2001

Standard load capacity for the ute is 820kg. Payload can be optionally increased to 1120kg while XL cab chassis version can carry up to 1265kg The tray area offers 45mm more space between wheel arches than the previous ute Cargo length at belt height has been increased by 45mmFord will introduce an LPG-powered version of the ute late in 1999. Ford says a more compact LPG design will allow the load area to be undisturbed by the spare tyre Ute's 3096mm wheelbase is the same as Falcon station wagon models New low rolling resistance tyres were developed in conjunction with Goodyear and are based on sedan, rather than light commercial, tyres for improved noise control, better stability, handling and wear characteristics. XR utes use low profile 234/45 ZR17 "sports" tyres XR wheels are five-spoke 17x8 alloys A three-passenger front seat configuration is available with column shift automatic versions The tailgate has been designed so it may be dropped down vertically to make loading easier Ford says AU exhaust emissions are 54 per cent lower than a 1996 EL Falcon A fail-safe cooling system enables the car to be driven home even after a loss of coolant Ute is available with an optional 165kW V8. XR8 version uses a 185kW V8 Steering-mounted controls for the stereo are standard in XR6 The instrument cluster has a trip meter that includes a distance- to-empty function Large ventilation outlets help create a cleaner and fresher interior environment Front seat travel has been increased to cater for a wider range of drivers Regular utes with a column-shift automatic are available with a three-passenger front seat configuration in which the driver has a separate bucket seat Power windows are standard on XR6 and XLS models Cruise control is standard on XR6 and XLS Ergonomic considerations place the rear view mirror remote control close to actual mirror Fuel tank capacity has been increased from 68 to 82 litres

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