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Ford celebrates Falcon

 

Ford New Zealand is launching a range of anniversary models to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Falcon nameplate

Falcon, the longest running vehicle name in Australian motoring history, will mark its milestone on 28 June, 50 years after the first XK Falcon rolled off Ford Australia's Broadmeadows production line.

Production of the special 50th anniversary models will start in June, with each model featuring unique exterior design elements, interior finishes and additional standard equipment.

"The Falcon's long and distinguished heritage is unmatched by any other car in the history of Australian motoring," said Ford Australia Marketing, Sales & Service Vice President Beth Donovan.

"50 years of continuity in any industry is a remarkable achievement, but it's especially rare in a dynamic field like the car industry."

The Falcon 50th anniversary range will include G Series and XR models, with six individual variants available across both sedan and ute bodystyles:

  • G6E 50th Anniversary
  • G6E Turbo 50th Anniversary
  • Falcon XR6 50th Anniversary sedan
  • Falcon XR6 Turbo 50th Anniversary sedan
  • Falcon XR6 50th Anniversary ute
  • Falcon XR6 Turbo 50th Anniversary ute

The Falcon XR 50th Anniversary sedan models will feature "Dark Stealth" colour accents on the upper and lower grilles, fog lamp bezels and rear bumper insert, and "Medium Stealth" accents on the alloy wheels, along with high series side mirrors with integrated indicators and G Series-spec tail lamps.

Bespoke anniversary features for the exterior include "XR50" badging, XR50 body stripes and a "50th Anniversary" fender feature, while on the inside there is an embroidered XR50 logo on the seats, XR50 carpet mats and door scuff plates, and 50th Anniversary instrument cluster graphics.

Other highlights include special interior trim on the centre console, Interior Command Centre (ICC), instrument panel and front door spears, along with standard dual zone climate control, premium audio system and high series sports leather steering wheel.

Features specific to the Falcon XR6 50th Anniversary include new partial leather seat trim and 18-inch XR alloy wheels with the detail accent treatment.

The Falcon XR6 Turbo 50th Anniversary receives new leather-detailed seat trim, reverse sensing system and 19-inch XR alloy wheels with full colour accent treatment.

Falcon XR 50th Anniversary ute models receive the same list of exterior and interior appointments, with the exclusion of sedan-specific items – the rear bumper insert, high series side mirrors, 50th Anniversary fender feature and G Series-spec tail lamps, as well as reverse sensing system on the Turbo model.

G Series 50th Anniversary models also feature unique accent colour treatments and new leather detailed seat trim with embroidered logos.

Additional standard equipment includes a satellite navigation system with G Series 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with detailed accent treatment.

Get to your local Ford car dealer for more info.


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