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Ford’s Falcon bows out with a new face and the return of the hot XR8
28 Nov 2014
GOODBYES are always difficult. Especially when they are drawn out. Which is why the next two years are going to be tough because by the end of 2016, we say hooroo to the Aussie-built Falcon family car forever.
Thanks to a decent chunk of money from the federal and Victorian state governments, and its global parent company, Ford Australia has been given the opportunity to give its local hero a fitting send off.
It might still carry some mechanical parts that date back to the poorly received AU Falcon from 1998, but the styling of the FG X brings it bang up to date with the rest of Ford’s passenger car line-up.
More appealing pricing, a simpler line-up and the return of the almighty XR8 are the headline items for the final Falcon, but it also gets new safety gear and new-generation in-car tech.
Has Ford done enough with the FG X to ensure the Falcon bows out with the respect the nameplate deserves? Keep reading to find out more.
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Model release date: 1 November 2014
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