There’s been something about the shape of the newer Falcons that have struck the right cord for me. Big cars aren’t always that easy to get the design bang on, but of late with the Ford Falcon it’s been spot on. The latest Ford Falcon MKII continues the glorious, curvaceous exterior, with particularly nice detailing in the headlight and front air dam areas. A nicely crimped waistline adds to the Falcon MKII sophistication and elegance. The projector headlamps sweep around the front corners, while the well-dressed front LED lamps make for a nicely finished design. What the Ford Falcon MKII G Series range boasts is a smooth, contemporary exterior design and loads of luxury within. Of course, the sporty characteristics of the legendary Falcon XR brand give that added aggression and perfect mix of luxury style, and intimidation.
Starting off with the base MKII Ford Falcon XT versions, you get a sense that this car has everything you need and just a little bit more. This makes for the perfect company/family car, with the 4.0-litre, inline six-cylinder connected to a very smooth and slick shifting ZF six-speed automatic transmission. A lovely ride over any surface, the sophisticated suspension and chassis combines ideal blends of ride and handling prowess. Always enough power, the spirited in-line six packs 195 kW, and plenty of torque – 391 Nm. Funnily enough, the EcoLPI engine has the edge over the standard version. Power and torque are just a little more, peaking at 198 kW and 409 Nm. Do check the Ford Falcon XT EcoLPI out; it’s only a couple of grand more expensive. Ford Falcon XT MKII models boast premium levels of safety features, with driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side/thorax airbags, side curtain airbags and a reverse sensing system all standard items. Bluetooth mobile phone integration, iPod and USB Integration are also standard features in what is a pleasingly comfortable big sedan.
The same engine is available for the slightly more luxurious Ford Falcon G6 MKII. However, there is the brilliant six-cylinder Turbo engine available for the Ford Falcon G6E Turbo MKII version. If you’re not in the know, I’ll let you in on a secret: this model goes like lightning. For a little over $50k, you can have a big Aussie-built sedan that cleans up the 0-100 km/h dash in 5.1 seconds. 17-inch alloy wheels, a prestige audio system, an 8-inch colour touch screen, front fog lamps and a luxury sports suspension feature in the G6 models. In the Ford Falcon G6E, 18-inch alloys, a premium audio system, leather seat inserts, a reverse camera, projector headlamps, dual zone climate control and a satellite navigation system. If you run to the potent Ford Falcon G6E Turbo MKII, and I can understand your reasons – what with 270kW and 533Nm, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels and an eight-way driver power seat with memory – there are few cars out there that can provide as much excitement and fun for the family as this one.
The sporty looking Ford Falcon XR6 MKII has similar levels of luxury to the XT and G Series models, however a distinctive set of front fog lamps, a nice sports instrument cluster, sports seats and a sports suspension seal the deal. Opt for the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo MKII and you boast the 270kW/533Nm turbocharged I6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited slip differential and performance front brakes.
Ford seems to be heading all in the right direction, with a perfect blend of new Ford Falcon models to suit pragmatists, adrenaline seekers and those looking for comfort.
The current Ford Falcon models include the:
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