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Ford XW Falcon

Ford Falcon XW Sedan
Ford XW Falcon
Overview
Manufacturer
Ford Australia
Also called
XW Futura
XW Fairmont
Falcon 500
Fairmont gs
Production
June 1969 – October 1970
Body and chassis
Body style
4 door sedan
5 door station wagon
2 door coupe utility
2 door panel van
Layout
FR layout
Powertrain
Engine
3.1 L (188 CID) 6-cyl
3.6 L (221 CID) 6-cyl
5.0 L (302 CID) V8
5.8 L (351 CID) V8
Transmission
3 speed manual
4 speed manual
3 speed “Fordomatic” automatic
3 speed “Cruisomatic” automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2819 mm (111 in)
Length
4,689 mm (184.6 in)
Width
1,869 mm (73.6 in)
Height
1,417 mm (55.8 in)
Curb weight
1,348 kg (2,972 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Ford XT Falcon
Successor
Ford XY Falcon
The Ford XW Falcon is a car which was produced by Ford Australia from 1969 to 1970.

Introduction

The XW Falcon was released in June 1969 replacing the XT Falcon. The XW was an extensive facelift of the XT, featuring a new grille and tail lights. Almost all exterior panels were new and the interior was extensively redesigned.

Model range

The XW Falcon range featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models.
  • Ford Falcon Sedan
  • Ford Falcon Wagon
  • Ford Falcon 500 Sedan
  • Ford Falcon 500 Wagon
  • Ford Futura Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Wagon
  • Ford Falcon GT
  • Ford Falcon Utility
  • Ford Falcon Van
  • Ford Falcon 500 Utility

The Futura was new for the XW, reviving a name last used in the 1965 XP Falcon range. A Grand Sport rally option package was available on Falcon 500, Futura & Fairmont sedans.
Ford XW Fairmont Sedan
Ford XW Falcon GT
Ford XW Falcon Van
Ford XW Falcon 500 Sedan with Grand Sport rally option package

GT-HO

The limited production, high performance Falcon GT-HO was released two months after the mainstream models. A further development, the GT-HO Phase II was released in August 1970.

Engines

3.1 litre & 3.6 litre in-line six cylinder engines carried over from the XT Falcon as did the 4.9 litre V8. A 5.8 litre V8 was introduced with the XW.

Production

Production of the XW Falcon range totalled 105,785 vehicles. 2,287 XW Falcon GTs and 662 XW GT-HOs were built.

Replacement

The XW Falcon was replaced by the XY Falcon in November 1970.



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Last updated on 3 July 2014 at 08:07.

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