Ford Falcon (XG)

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Ford Falcon (XG)
1995 Ford Falcon (XG) Longreach GLi panel van (2015-06-03) 01.jpg
Ford Falcon Longreach GLi panel van
Overview
ManufacturerFord Australia
ProductionMarch 1993 to April 1996[1]
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupe utility [1]
2-door panel van [1]
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine4.0 L Ford I6 (petrol)
Transmission4-speed M91LE automatic (I6)
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,957 mm (116.4 in) (utility)[1]
Length4,920 mm (193.7 in) (utility)[1]
Width1,860 mm (73.2 in) (utility)[1]
Height1,366 mm (53.8 in) (utility)[1]
Curb weight1,525 kg (3,362 lb) (utility)[1]
Chronology
PredecessorFord Falcon (XF)
SuccessorFord Falcon (XH)

The Ford Falcon (XG) is a range of commercial vehicles which was manufactured by Ford Australia from 1993 to 1996. It was derived from the Ford Falcon (XF) full-size car.

Introduction[edit]

The XG Falcon was introduced in March 1993 as a facelift of the XF commercial range, which it replaced.[1] The XG was marketed in coupe utility and panel van body styles[1] and during its three years in production it was sold alongside the EB Falcon, ED Falcon and EF Falcon sedan and wagon models.

The XG featured the XF Falcon-style body with a new front similar to that of the EB Falcon.[1] An overhead camshaft engine, anti-lock brakes and a one-tonne option were offered for the first time on Falcon commercial models.[1]

Model range[edit]

The XG range included two-door coupe utility and two-door panel van body styles, marketed as follows.

  • Ford Falcon Longreach GLi utility[1]
  • Ford Falcon Longreach GLi panel van[1]
  • Ford Falcon Longreach S utility[1]
  • Ford Falcon Longreach Outback utility (released June 1995)[1]
  • Ford Falcon XR6 utility (released October 1993)[1]

A limited edition Longreach GLi Tradesman utility was offered from December 1995, with 800 examples produced.[1]

Engine and transmissions[edit]

The XG was powered by a 148 kW (198 hp) 4.0-litre six cylinder overhead camshaft engine.[1] The XR6 model was fitted with a 161 kW (216 hp) version of this unit.[1] Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions were available.[1]

60th Anniversary model ute[edit]

In 1994 Ford produced a special limited edition model ute to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the first coupe utility (introduced by Ford Australia in 1934). It featured body coloured bumpers and mirrors, alloy bullbar, alloy wheels, floor carpet and full instrumentation at no extra cost. [2]

Replacement[edit]

The XG series was replaced by the Ford Falcon (XH) in April 1996.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u XG Falcon at Falcon Facts Retrieved on 24 June 2012
  2. ^ https://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiefordadverts/5219899773 Sunford dealer advertisement by aussiefordadverts on Flickr
  3. ^ XH Falcon at Falcon Facts Retrieved on 24 June 2012