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Ford Falcon

AU II FTE T-Series

1 Oct 2000

A desperate Ford attempted to resuscitate its faltering Falcon fortunes by making the rear appear less saggy – a squarer rear bumper and boot number plate valance helped, as did larger wheels and tyres.

Inside there was classier cabin trim and extra standard features.

Suspension and ride qualities were improved and extra sound deadening brought on greater refinement.

On the safety front, a passenger airbag and seatbelt pretensioners were made standard.

Service intervals were extended from 10,000km to 15,0000, with free servicing for 60,000km.

For this update FTE added a revised version of the 225kW/435Nm 5.0 Windsor V8 engine to all three variants, as well as new wheels, a five-speed manual option, traction control to automatic versions, improved brakes, upgraded audio and leather trim, and new colours.

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