Despite speculations that Ford might be retiring it’s Falcon series due to low volume sales, a new Ford Falcon was spotted getting a test drive around Victoria earlier this month. If this is indeed Ford’s new 2015 Falcon it’s safe to assume that the Falcon’s exterior won’t get an extreme make-over. However, it will sport a new front-end design.
Here’s some things we were able to dig up:
The car maker has confirmed it will reinstate the venerable XR8 badge for 2015 as a sole replacement for its soon-to-be-defunct Ford Performance Vehicles offshoot.
It’s understood the XR8 will utilise much of the FPV GT’s high performance components, such as its 335kW supercharged V8 engine, Brembo brakes and sports suspension.
It’s understood changes to the existing six-cylinder, four-cylinder EcoBoost and LPG drivetrains will be minor – if at all – with most of the effort diverted to styling, additional features and fuel savings from the more aerodynamic exterior.
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