Ford Australia has released pictures of the car that will signal the end of local manufacturing after 91 years. The Broadmeadows factory is set to close shop in 2016 and, with it, takes the Falcon nameplate with it.
The latest pictures reveal the sporty XR6 and XR8, which feature a new front fascia and trapezoidal grille. The modern touches continue with “hockey stick” LED highlights sitting above quad exhaust tips, and a new “power dome” to accommodate the XR8’s supposed supercharged V8. “XR” logos are set into the headlight bezels.
Ford Australia president Bob Graziano states that the new Falcon will be offered with a choice of five engines including a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost model and a naturally aspirated version of Ford’s inline six-cylinder engine. “Quite simply, we think this is the best Falcon ever,” says Graziano.
Exterior design manager for the new Falcon Nina Nourian believes the looks modernize the current FG-series sedan, saying “The challenge was delivering a powerful, yet premium look for the 2014 car.”