First Falcon FG X and SZ Territory MkII roll off production line
Ford has begun production of the Ford Falcon FG X and SZ Territory MkII ahead of going on-sale in December.
CELEBRATING THE first vehicles rolling down the production line, Ford has released more interior shots of the last-ever Falcon with Falcon and Territory line director, David Wilkinson asking buyers not to go off spy pictures they’ve seen on the internet. “There are plenty of spy shots out there, however these are of pre-production vehicles we use for final quality checks,” he said.
“Ford has a rigorous global quality process that we follow to ensure Falcon and Territory are built to the highest Ford standards for our customers and without a doubt, these are the best cars we’ve ever made here at Broadmeadows.
“Years of design and development brings us to this point and the whole team have been laser-focused on bringing customers the best ever Falcon, and seeing them come off the production line, ready for owners, is a great moment for all of us here at Ford,” Wilkinson said.
As we’ve reported previously, the Falcon FG X and SZ Territory MkII will offer smart technologies like SYNC2 connectivity system with Emergency Assistance. A digital radio with twin antennas, front parking sensors and a reversing camera with static overlays are standard on all Falcon and Territory models.
But, added features means added weight and Wilkinson says that’s been one of the hurdles in improving the fuel economy of the Falcon FG X and SZ Territory MkII. “Achieving good fuel efficiency in modern cars is inherently more challenging because of added weight from contributing things like extra features and added safety equipment.
“The extensive use of high-strength light-weight steels in the 2014 Falcon helps but the further refinement of the powertrains is testament to the continual process of improvement being done here at Ford. The in-line six cylinder engine in the Falcon is recognised as one of the most refined six cylinder engines around with a great balance of smooth power and fuel efficiency,” he said. The entry-level Falcon with six-cylinder engine offers a combined fuel consumption figure of 9.0L/100km while the XR6 returns 9.5L/100km.