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Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: May 2008

Discontinued: Oct 2014

The FG Falcon line-up consisted of six variants, with some new badges signalling the death-knell for the Futura and Fairmont nameplates. The base-model XT scored a maximum five-star safety rating from...
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BF MkII Falcon & Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2006

Discontinued: Apr 2008

FORD’S BFII facelift was designed to keep the ageing, 2002 BA Falcon-based series – itself a thorough redevelopment of the failed 1998 AU model – fresh in the face of the all-new Holden...
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BF MkII Falcon XR6, XR6T and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2006

Discontinued: Apr 2008

FORD’S BFII facelift was designed to keep the ageing, 2002 BA Falcon-based series – itself a thorough redevelopment of the failed 1998 AU model – fresh in the face of the all-new Holden...
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BF Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2005

Discontinued: Oct 2006

With the BF Falcon facelift Ford extended the appeal of its BA Falcon with a range of under-the-skin improvements, but wrought very little in the way of visual appearance upgrades. The big news came...
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BF Falcon XR6, XR6T and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2005

Discontinued: Oct 2006

With the BF Falcon facelift Ford extended the appeal of its BA Falcon with a range of under-the-skin improvements, but wrought very little in the way of visual appearance upgrades. The big news came...
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BA MkII Falcon XR6, XR6T and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2004

Discontinued: Sep 2005

To stem off the re-engineered Holden VZ Commodore and revised Toyota Camry, the BA MkII XR range was about a host of minor trim and specification alterations, including several new colours, redesigned...
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BA MkII Falcon XT and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2004

Discontinued: Sep 2005

To stem off the re-engineered Holden VZ Commodore and revised Toyota Camry, the 182kW/380Nm 4.0-litre BA MkII XT was about a host of minor trim and specification alterations, including new colours, revised...
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BA Falcon XT and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 2002

Discontinued: Sep 2004

The most changed model in its 42-year local history, only the Falcon’s doors and some under-body bits were carried over from the unfortunate AU. From the flattened roof, squared-off nose and German...
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BA Falcon XR6, XR6T and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 2002

Discontinued: Sep 2004

The most changed model in its 42-year local history, only the Falcon’s doors and some under-body bits were carried over from the unfortunate AU. From the flattened roof, squared-off nose and German...
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AU III FTE T-Series

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Dec 2001

Discontinued: Dec 2002

The ultimate expression of the AU T-Series, the T3 cars (Falcon-based TE50 and TS50, and Fairlane-derived TL50) gained a 250kW/500Nm 5.6-litre “stroked” version of the venerable Canadian-built...
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AU III FTE T-Series

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Dec 2001

Discontinued: Dec 2002

The ultimate expression of the AU T-Series, the T3 cars (Falcon-based TE50 and TS50, and Fairlane-derived TL50) gained a 250kW/500Nm 5.6-litre “stroked” version of the venerable Canadian-built...
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AU III Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 2001

Discontinued: Sep 2002

Trainspotters should be aware of the “Series III” badge, smoked headlight surrounds, body coloured mirrors and trim, the addition of side skirts, clear side indicator lens and an extra-tinted...
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AU III Falcon Forte and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 2001

Discontinued: Sep 2002

Ford kept playing the value-added card to prop-up Falcon sales with the standard inclusion of ABS. Trainspotters should be aware of the “Series III” badge, smoked headlight surrounds, body...
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AU II FTE T-Series

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2000

Discontinued: Nov 2001

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...
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AU II Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Apr 2000

Discontinued: Oct 2001

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...
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AU II Falcon Forte and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Apr 2000

Discontinued: Oct 2001

A desperate Ford attempted to resuscitate its faltering Falcon fortunes with a new horizontal grille, a squarer rear bumper and boot number plate valance, larger wheels and tyres, classier cabin trim...
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Top^From 1990 to 1999

AU FTE T-Series

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1999

Discontinued: Oct 2000

The curvy AU that the FTE (Ford Tickford Experience) T-Series (TE50 and sportier TS50) sedans were based on sported an all-new body and interior, heavily revised drivetrain, recalibrated coil spring suspension,...
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AU Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1998

Discontinued: Apr 2000

The curvy AU sported an all-new body and interior, heavily revised drivetrain, recalibrated coil spring suspension, optional independent rear suspension (IRS), extra standard features, greater refinement...
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AU Falcon Forte and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1998

Discontinued: Apr 2000

The curvy AU sported an all-new body and interior, heavily revised drivetrain, recalibrated coil spring suspension, optional independent rear suspension (IRS), extra standard features, greater refinement...
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EL Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Feb 1997

Discontinued: Jun 1997

This time it was the GT’s 30th birthday. The Tickford-fettled EL’s nose featured a bizarre vertical grille treatment, while a bodykit, unique alloy wheels and a rear spoiler were also included....
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EL Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1996

Discontinued: Aug 1998

An even smoother iteration of the XR series’ twin headlight treatment was grafted onto the EL’s nose, along with a redesigned bumper. A new colour and rear spoiler were added. Recalibrated...
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EL Falcon GLi and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1996

Discontinued: Aug 1998

Prompted by female resistance to the EF’s proboscis, an oval grille was grafted on low line ELs, along with new headlights, bumpers and bonnet. Upgraded suspension, steering, and refinement levels...
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EF II Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1995

Discontinued: Sep 1996

A front passenger airbag made the headlines, along with revised suspension tuning to tame the allegedly twitchy rear end. New trim, better front seats, increased crash protection, greater refinement...
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EF II Falcon GLi and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1995

Discontinued: Sep 1996

An optional two-front passenger’s airbag made the headlines, along with revised suspension tuning to tame the allegedly twitchy rear end. New trim, better front seats, increased crash protection,...
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EF Falcon GLi and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1994

Discontinued: Oct 1995

Sleeker than before, the first major EA facelift featured an all-new nose, tail (sedan only) and interior design, and no grille on low-end models. Only the doors carried over. Substantial engineering...
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EF Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1994

Discontinued: Oct 1995

The fully revamped EF’s sleeker nose meant a well-integrated twin headlight nose characterised the smooth XR series. Over the ED, the EF also featured an all-new tail (sedan only) and interior...
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ED Falcon GLi and Futura

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1993

Discontinued: Aug 1994

A stopgap model to reign in popular new VR Commodore, the ED’s ovoid grille is the only visual giveaway. The Futura name (which died with the XB in ’76) is exhumed as the Falcon’s private-seller...
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ED Falcon XR6 and XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1993

Discontinued: Aug 1994

Although the ED is remembered as Ford’s stopgap model to reign in the popular VR Commodore, it saw the debut of the XR series’ trademark twin headlight treatment, as well as the arrival of...
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EB II Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

The 25th anniversary of the original Falcon XR GT saw Ford release 250 EB II GT models. Most easily identified by an unsubtle body kit and oval bonnet scoop, the ’92 version pumped out around 200kW...
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EB II Falcon S XR6

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

The evocative XR6 badge joined the sedan-only S club, which was basically an XR8 fitted with a Tickford-modified 4.0L I6 engine. Its power leaped to 161kW/365Nm, aided by a new exhaust and lower gear...
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EB II Falcon S XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Apr 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and sports suspension were the main changes to the EB II XR8 sedan, which also benefited from the safety and rigidity upgrades the whole range received. The 165kW 5.0L V8 remained...
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EB II Falcon GLi

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

GLi replaced GL. Growing to 4.0L, the standard 148kW/348Nm I6 engine proved quieter and more powerful, while increased sound deadening and body rigidity helped refinement. Safety received a boost with...
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EB Falcon S XR8

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jul 1991

Discontinued: Apr 1992

Confusingly prefixed with an S until the ED’s release, the XR series began its successful career as the XR8 sedan, which heralded the return of Windsor V8 power after a nine-year absence. With...
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EB Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jul 1991

Discontinued: Mar 1992

V8 back by popular demand! Suspension and steering modifications brought improved handling, while a new grille and tail-light treatment, no vents in the rear side pillars and side indicator lights mark...
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Top^From 1980 to 1989

EA II Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1989

Discontinued: Jul 1991

A body-coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes. New standard features: (From Sept '90) central locking,...
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EA Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1988

Discontinued: Oct 1989

EA was the biggest Falcon change to date. A striking new body heralded better aerodynamics, more interior space and improved ergonomics, while upgraded mechanicals ran to re-engineered I6 engines featuring...
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XF Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1986

Discontinued: Feb 1988

Body-coloured bumpers and grille, and minor trim changes were the only cosmetic differences, while power steering became standard at last. The 5-speed manual became an option on the 4.1L I6. New standard...
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XF Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 1984

Discontinued: Oct 1986

Third facelift of XD arrived with an all-new front-end styling, revised taillights and a complete cabin makeover. New seats, a colour-coded dash, and more electronics debuted. The base 90kW/240Nm 3.3L...
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XE Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1982

Discontinued: Sep 1984

Ford’s golden era started with the top-selling XE. At last coil springs replaced the ancient leaf springs on the sedan, while a new nose, fluted tail-lights, improved engines, more refinement,...
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XD Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jul 1980

Discontinued: Feb 1982

A 22kg lighter engine head and electronic ignition improved performance, economy and sales on the I6 range, while minor trim alterations and “alloy head” badges identify the changes. 3.3L...
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Top^From 1970 to 1979

XD Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1979

Discontinued: Jul 1980

For the first time, Broadmeadows looked to Germany (and specifically the Ford Granada) rather than to America, for Falcon design inspiration. The result was the very crisp and glassy XD. But it still...
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XC Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1976

Discontinued: Mar 1979

It only took Ford 17 years for its Falcon to become Australia’s best-selling car – a feat the XC achieved during 1977 against the frankly hopeless HX Kingswood. Part of the reason was that...
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XB Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 1973

Discontinued: Jul 1976

Ford went for the Mustang-look again with the handsome XB Falcon. It ditched the XA’s fussy W-shape grille for a cleaner plastic item incorporating the 1971 Pony Car’s aggressive snout. Larger...
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XB Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 1973

Discontinued: Jul 1976

Ford went for the Mustang look again with the handsome XB Falcon, ditching the XA’s fussy W-shape grille for a cleaner plastic item incorporating the 1971 Pony Car’s aggressive snout. Larger...
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XA Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1972

Discontinued: Nov 1973

The XA – the third all-new bodied Falcon – may have been the first wholly Australian-designed big Ford, but it became one of the low-points of the series after the XY highs. The GTs were...
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XA Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1972

Discontinued: Oct 1973

The XA – the third all-new bodied Falcon – may have been the first wholly Australian-designed big Ford, but it became one of the low points of the series after the XY highs. The modish '70s...
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XY Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 1970

Discontinued: Mar 1972

Widely regarded as the most glorious Falcon, the XR-base’s XY swansong built on the XW’s good looks with a revised grille and taillight design, and engine upgrades: 97kW/258Nm 3.3/200ci, 116kW/325Nm...
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XY Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 1970

Discontinued: Mar 1972

Widely regarded as the most glorious Falcon, the XR-base’s XY swansong built on the XW’s good looks with a revised grille and tail-light design, and engine upgrades. The GT’s output...
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Top^From 1960 to 1969

XW Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jun 1969

Discontinued: Nov 1970

Chunkier looks were the result of a modern nose and tail graft, with the Falcon’s signature circular taillights finally giving way to square wrap-around units. The indicators did the same up-front...
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XW Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jun 1969

Discontinued: Nov 1970

Chunkier looks were the result of a modern nose and tail graft, with the Falcon’s signature circular tail-lights finally giving way to square wrap-around units. The indicators did the same up front...
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XT Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: May 1968

Discontinued: May 1969

Underneath the new grille and redesigned tail-lights lurked a larger and gutsier V8 – a 4.9-litre (302ci) unit generating 171kW of power and 418Nm of torque. On the safety front, the brakes were...
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XT Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1968

Discontinued: Jun 1969

Underneath the new grille and redesigned taillights lurked more powerful and economical engines – now an 85kW/244Nm 3.1-litre/188ci and a 101kW/282Nm 3.6/221 six-cylinder engines, and a 157kW/407Nm...
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XR Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: May 1967

Discontinued: Apr 1968

Billed as the “Mustang-bred” Falcon, the handsome, long-nose, short-tailed XR GT was the first such model from an Australian manufacturer – and a mightily ambitious one. Launched in...
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XR Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1966

Discontinued: Mar 1968

Billed as the “Mustang-bred” Falcon, the handsome, long-nose short-tailed XR model was the second generation big Ford, with longer and wider American styling remodelled significantly for local...
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XP Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Mar 1965

Discontinued: Sep 1966

Two events coincided to change the Falcon’s fortunes forever. Firstly, Ford daringly proved the XP’s durability by staging a punishing 70,000-mile (112,000km) non-stop endurance trial in...
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XM Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Feb 1964

Discontinued: Mar 1965

Ford finally figured out how to build the Falcon Aussie-tough, thanks to extensive local testing and new proving ground facilities. Larger front suspension ball joints and heavy-duty springs were devised,...
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XL Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Aug 1962

Discontinued: Feb 1964

A squared-off roofline (dubbed Thunderbird-style), a new grille and bumpers, chrome-ringed taillights and a myriad of trim changes inside and out marked the XL Falcon. The Futura debuted to battle the...
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XK Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Sep 1960

Discontinued: Aug 1962

The 1960 Ford Falcon is a landmark Australian family car. Developed during the latter 1950s, it was Ford of America’s 1959 “compact car” answer to the booming VW Beetle. Australia...
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