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Ford Fairmont

XD Fairmont Ghia

Ford logo1 Jun 1980

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

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.

94kW/305Nm 4.1L I6 became the standard engine.

New standard features: air-con, power windows, fog lamps, AM/FM radio/cassette, remote control boot release.

Engine options: 84kW/230Nm 3.3L I6, 140kW/344Nm 4.9L V8, 194kW/415Nm 5.8L V8.

Special edition:· Jan 81 – Ghia ESP: four-speed manual transmission option, cloth sports seats, colour-keyed grille, sports suspension, Globe alloy wheels, black trim, front spoiler, red instrumentation.

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