Video - Ford unveils the FG Falcon

Videa Ford Falcon Ford unveils the FG Falcon

Ford unveils the FG Falcon

Ford has taken the covers of its much hyped new FG Falcon. The exterior showed off a more chiseled look than its predecessor, obviously inspired by Ford kinetic design language already seen in the Mondeo. Sales start in May, and the FPV high-performance versions will go on-sale June 2. FG is the last hurrah for the Falcon as a unique Australian car. In 2010 it trades its iconic locally-built 4.0-litre inline 6 for an imported V6. In 2012-13 it should adopt an all-new architecture that should be shared globally amongst Ford's rear-wheel drive vehicles including the legendary Mustang sports car. Long term, Ford has yet to guarantee Falcon will continue to be locally-built. While not a clean-sheet like Holden's 2006 VE Commodore, the FG is a massive update of the BA/BF generation that includes all-new sheetmetal and interior, upgraded engines and chassis and a claimed improvement in safety structure that is expected to yield the first five star NCAP safety rating for an Australian-built car. Front and side-front airbags will be standard on all Falcon sedans, while only the entry-level XT misses out on curtains. A reversing camera will be standard on higher level models. Stability control will be standard on all models. Inside Ford is claiming an improved driving environment and class-leading space, exploiting the new car's flatter roof, slimmer doors, slimmer doors and all-new design. Egress and ingress to the rear seat has been addressed with new wider-opening doors, a big ...



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