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Ford XY Falcon

Ford XY Falcon
Ford XY Falcon
Overview
Manufacturer
Ford Australia
Also called
XY Futura
XY Fairmont
Production
October 1970 – March 1972
Assembly
Australia
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Body and chassis
Body style
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupe utility
2-door panel van
Layout
FR layout
F4 layout
Powertrain
Engine
200 cu in (3.3 L) I6
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6
302 cu in (4.9 L) V8
351 cu in (5.8 L) V8
Transmission
3-speed manual
4-speed manual
3-speed “Cruisomatic” automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,819 mm (111.0 in)
Length
4,689 mm (184.6 in)
Width
1,869 mm (73.6 in)
Height
1,417 mm (55.8 in)
Curb weight
1,362 kg (3,003 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Ford XW Falcon
Successor
Ford XA Falcon
The Ford XY Falcon is a car which was produced by Ford Australia from 1970 to 1972.

Introduction

The XY Falcon was released in October 1970 replacing the XW Falcon. The XY was a facelift of the XW, featuring a new divided grille and redesigned tail lights. Improvements were made to seating, safety equipment and ride quality.

Model range

The XY 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 Sedan
  • Ford Falcon Utility
  • Ford Falcon Van
  • Ford Falcon 500 Utility

                      Futura and Fairmont models, whilst marketed as part of the XY Falcon range, were not officially referred to or badged as Falcons.
                      A GS Rally Pack was available as an option on Falcon 500, Futura and Fairmont Sedans and Wagons.
                      Ford XY Falcon GTHO
                      Ford XY Falcon Utility
                      Ford XY Fairmont Sedan
                      Ford XY Falcon 500 Sedan

                      Falcon GTHO Phase III

                      A high-performance Falcon GTHO Phase III was released in May 1971.

                      Falcon 4-wheel-drive utility

                      Ford XY Falcon 4 Wheel Drive Utility
                      A four-wheel-drive version of the Utility was produced in 1972. It was marketed simply as the Falcon 4-wheel-drive utility and 432 examples were built.

                      Engines

                      New 200 cu in (3.3 L) and 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline six-cylinder engines replaced the smaller-capacity sixes offered in the XW and the 302 cu in (4.9 L) and 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8s were carried over from the previous range.

                      Production

                      Production of the XY Falcon range totalled 118,666 vehicles. 1,557 XY Falcon GTs and 300 XY GT-HOs were built.

                      Replacement

                      The XY range was replaced by the XA Falcon in March 1972.



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                      Last updated on 1 July 2014 at 10:45.

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