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2015 Ford Falcon lineup confirmed, 270kW for XR6 Turbo

September 10, 2014

Along side the 2015 Territory details, Ford Australia has announced the model lineup for the 2015 Falcon range. It will be available in Falcon, G6E, G6E Turbo, XR6, XR6 Turbo, and XR8 form. This is also the first time we get a quick glimpse and confirmation of the new base model Falcon and the XR6 Turbo.

2015 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo

The 2015 Falcon will be available with a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo, a 4.0-litre inline six petrol and EcoLPi LPG, a 4.0-litre turbo, and a supercharged V8 for the XR8. Specifications for the V8 XR8 are yet to be revealed, however, all other engine specs have been confirmed.

The 2.0 EcoBoost will produce 176kW and 340Nm, while the base 4.0 will produce 195kW and 391Nm, with the EcoLPi LPG version developing 198kW and 409Nm. These engines will be available in the base model Falcon.

For the XR6, buyers will be able to select between both versions of the 4.0-litre unit, and a turbocharged 4.0-litre in the case of the XR6 Turbo. The Turbo produces 270kW and 533Nm. A manual transmission is standard for all XR models except the EcoLPi.

In terms of equipment the new Falcon will be more advanced than ever before, showcasing Ford’s latest SYNC2 system and Emergency Assistance for all variants. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard, and a rear-view camera.

The SYNC2 interface incorporates an 8.0-inch touch-screen display resting atop the dash, pairing in all connectivity functions including Bluetooth, USB, and SD card compatibility. Passengers will be able to control the system via voice command which is developed with Nuance.

For the firs time for a Holden or Ford the 2015 Falcon will come with DAB+ digital radio with dual antennas and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities as standard – the Toyota Aurion is available with digital radio.

Ford Australia will launch the 2015 Falcon in November. Prices are yet to be announced.

2015 Ford Falcon range

See below for the highlight features and equipment of each respective model (except the XR8):

2015 Ford Falcon sedan

MECHANICAL

Standard engine:

  • 4.0-litre DOHC DI VCT I6 petrol engine (195kW, 391Nm)

Optional engines:

  • 2.0-litre 16V TiVCT EcoBoost petrol engine (176kW, 340Nm)
  • 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC DI VCT I6 LPG engine (198kW, 409Nm)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Control Blade independent rear suspension

EXTERIOR

  • Michelin low-rolling resistance tyres with improved fuel economy
  • 16 x 6.5-inch alloy wheels new design
  • LED taillights
  • Projector headlamps
  • Body coloured bumpers, side mirrors and door handles new design bumpers

INTERIOR

  • Light limestone upper environment
  • Four-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Single zone automatic climate control
  • Power windows and side mirrors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Single CD audio system with 4 speakers
  • DAB+ radio
  • Interior Command Centre with 8.0-inch colour touch screen new for Falcon sedan
  • SYNC 2 with Voice Control and Emergency Assist
  • iPod integration
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • Two USB music ports additional USB port
  • SD card slot
  • 3.5mm auxiliary audio jack
  • Dual antenna system
  • Wi-Fi hot-spot

SAFETY

  • Front and rear parking sensors new front sensors
  • Rear view camera with overlays
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Side Thorax airbags
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Beltminder system (for driver and front passenger)

2015 Ford Falcon G6E sedan

The Falcon G6E sedan includes the following features in addition to those of the Falcon sedan:

MECHANICAL
Standard engine:

  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine (195kW, 391Nm)

Optional engines:

  • 2.0-litre 16V TiVCT EcoBoost petrol engine (176kW, 340Nm)
  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine (270kW, 533Nm)
  • Luxury Sports suspension

EXTERIOR

  • 18 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for G6E
  • 19 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for G6E Turbo
  • Unique front LED day time running lamps L shape
  • Fog lamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Front fender badge feature new design
  • Unique G6E front bumper
  • Front grille with chrome trim
  • Power Side Memory mirror with integrated turn indicators

INTERIOR

  • Light limestone upper environment new on G6E only
  • Perforated Leather wrapped steering wheel, stitching with new accent colour thread
  • Black upper environment new on G6E Turbo only
  • Optional tan interior environment
  • Electrochromatic rear vision mirror (auto-dimming)
  • Premium Sound system with 9 speakers including Amplifier and Sub-woofer
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with three position memory
  • Puddle/courtesy lamps on inner door trims
  • Leather wrapped handbrake handle
  • Satellite Navigation with Traffic Message Channel
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Cloth Covered Sunvisors
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Sunglasses holder incorporating map reading lamps

2015 Ford Falcon XR6 sedan

The Falcon XR6 sedan includes the following features in addition to those of the Falcon sedan:

MECHANICAL
Standard engine:

  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine (195kW, 391Nm)

Optional engines:

  • 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine (198kW, 409Nm)
  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine (270kW, 533Nm)

Standard transmission:

  • Six-speed manual transmission (not available with 4.0-litre EcoLPi engine)

Optional transmission:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Sports Suspension

EXTERIOR

  • 18 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for XR6
  • 19 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for XR6 Turbo
  • Unique front LED day time running lamps W shape
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Unique XR front bumper new design
  • Unique Sports Grilles with accent colour surrounds new design
  • Front fog lamps

INTERIOR

  • Black upper environment
  • Perforated Leather wrapped steering wheel stitching new colour accent thread
  • Prestige six-speaker audio sound system
  • Cloth sports seats
  • Sports Instrument cluster gauges and blue backlighting

2015 Ford Falcon ute

2015 Ford Falcon Utility

MECHANICAL
Standard engine:

  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine (195kW, 391Nm)

Optional engines:

  • 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine (198kW, 409Nm)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift (floor or column shift)
  • Leaf spring rear suspension

EXTERIOR

  • 16 x 6.5-inch steel wheels
  • Body coloured front bumper and door handles new bumper design

INTERIOR

  • Single Zone Climate control now standard
  • Interior Command Centre with 8.0-inch TFT screen
  • SYNC2 with Voice Control and Emergency Assist
  • SD card slot
  • Dual antenna system
  • Four-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power windows and side mirrors
  • Single CD audio system with two speakers
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls
  • iPod integration
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • Two USB music ports
  • 3.5mm auxiliary audio jack

SAFETY

  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Side Head/Thorax Airbags
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Beltminder system (for driver and front passenger)

2015 Ford Falcon XR6 Utility

The Falcon XR6 Utility includes the following features in addition to those of the Falcon Utility:

MECHANICAL
Standard engine:

  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT I6 petrol engine (195kW, 391Nm)

Optional engines:

  • 4.0-litre EcoLPi DOHC Di VCT I6 LPG engine (198kW, 409Nm)
  • 4.0-litre DOHC Di VCT Turbo I6 petrol engine (270kW, 533Nm)

Standard transmission:

  • Six-speed manual transmission (not available with 4.0-litre EcoLPi engine)

Optional transmission:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift

EXTERIOR

  • 18 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for XR6
  • 19 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels new design for XR6 Turbo
  • Unique front LED day time running lamps W shape
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Unique XR front bumper new design
  • Unique Sports Grilles with accent colour surrounds new design
  • Front fog lamps

INTERIOR

  • Perforated Leather wrapped steering wheel, stitching with new accent colour thread
  • Black upper environment
  • Prestige six-speaker audio sound system
  • Cloth sports seats
  • Sports Instrument cluster gauges and blue backlighting

SAFETY

  • Same as Falcon Utility

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Tim Ward

    So wheres the XR8 ute ?
    How dumb are they if they didn’t learn anything from what happened when they dropped the V8 ute in the early 80’s till the XH2 was released. Looks like the bean counters are going to be pushing people back to Holden once again.

  • BrianDH

    Thanks for the article Brett. I’ve been thinking recently – you know what’s missing from articles similar to this; the actual opinion of the motor noter writing the article. I know it is your job to ‘report’ but even in a non-review (non-road test) article like this it would be interesting to hear your opinion re various things like the visuals, equipment etc rather than just having it read like a Ford release. I’m not criticizing the piece, just saying it would be good to know more of your opinion.