The Ford Fal­con XR8 is back

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Ford has re­vealed the new Fal­con XR8 per­for­mance sedan that blends the car’s iconic his­tory with Ford’s new global de­sign DNA to achieve the devel­op­ment team’s goal of cre­at­ing the best Fal­con ever.

Also join­ing the new XR8 per­for­mance model is the first of­fi­cial image of the re­freshed XR6 sedan.

The Fal­con XR6 and XR8 show­case the Aus­tralian de­sign team’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Ford’s global de­sign DNA with a sig­na­ture trape­zoidal grille, chis­eled head lamp treat­ment and smoother, wrap-around tail-lamps with LED tech­nol­ogy. These fea­tures ac­cen­tu­ate the high lev­els of de­sign re­fine­ment that will ap­pear across the re­freshed Fal­con range.

As a mark of dis­tinc­tion among the sporty XR se­ries, the XR8 fea­tures strong ex­te­rior graph­ics with a dis­tinct sporty front end treat­ment, as well as sig­na­ture bon­net power dome that has been en­hanced for the 2014 Fal­con XR8. This is com­ple­mented by a spe­cific ex­haust sys­tem tuned for the sporty V8 ex­haust note.

“The Fal­con is ac­knowl­edged as be­ing one of the most iconic Aus­tralian sedans avail­able but the 2014 Fal­con pushes this theme fur­ther for­ward. Our cus­tomers will eas­ily iden­tify the new Fal­con by its pre­mium look,” said ex­te­rior de­sign man­ager for the new Fal­con, Nima Nourian

On the sports XR mod­els, the head lamp treat­ment is a key dif­fer­en­tia­tor, which in past XR mod­els had fea­tured a dis­tinc­tive sporty quad-head lamp de­sign.

The 2014 Fal­con XR8 power dome now ex­tends up to the wind­screen cowl to de­liver a stronger look. “This look is also found on the Mus­tang that will ar­rive next year so it’s per­fectly in keep­ing with Ford’s V8 per­for­mance ve­hi­cles,” Nourian said.

The strong fam­ily re­sem­blance not only links Fal­con to the new Mus­tang but high­lights DNA shared with the new Mon­deo which joins the line-up in Aus­tralia next year.

Pric­ing, fea­tures and spec­i­fi­ca­tions of the 2014 Fal­con will be re­vealed closer to launch. The Fal­con range and ute go on sale in the fourth quar­ter of this year.

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