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XW Falcon

1 Jun 1969

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 too. Only the XR/XT doors remained. The dash was also remodelled, with added safety padding. The GS options pack was introduced while the Futura reappeared, slotting between the Falcon 500 and Fairmont models.

The GT also gained grille-sited driving lights and bonnet catches. Power outputs rose to 88kW/244Nm (3.1), 104kW/285Nm (3.6) and 164kW/407Nm (5.0 V8), with the 3.6 offering an optional four-speed manual floor shift for the first time.

In all 105,785 XWs were made, a Falcon milestone.

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