Steane Klose | Jul 2, 2008

Ford Australia has today announced the availability of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) across the petrol powered FG Falcon Ute range. DSC will be standard on FG Falcon Ute models equipped with sports suspension from September production and offered as an option on workhorse models with ¾-tonne and one-tonne suspension packages from December production.

Having just driven the XR6 Turbo in sedan form I can confirm that DSC will be a welcome inclusion on the FG Ute range, in particular the turbo and V8 models which pack a prodigious punch.

The DSC system will incorporate Traction Control, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), with the latter not previously available on Falcon Ute models.

"With the introduction of DSC on Falcon Ute, in conjunction with the availability of side head/thorax airbags, customers are able to configure their vehicle with a comprehensive safety package that is unmatched in the passenger-derived ute market," said Mark Winslow, Ford Australia Vice-President Marketing and Sales.

From September, DSC will be fitted as standard equipment on all petrol FG Falcon Ute XR models, which includes XR6 Cab Chassis and Styleside Box, XR6 Turbo Styleside Box and XR8 Styleside Box models.

DSC will also be available as an option on the petrol R6 Styleside Box model, which is also fitted with sports suspension as standard equipment.

From December, DSC will be available as an option on the rest of the petrol FG Falcon Ute range, which includes the entry-level Falcon Ute Cab Chassis and Styleside Box, and R6 Cab Chassis models, as well as the R6 Styleside Box and XR6 Cab Chassis models fitted with optional one-tonne suspension.

Model applicability & timing

Model

Model

Suspension Type

Standard / Optional

Timing

Falcon Ute C/C

1-tonne

Optional

December 1, 2008

Falcon Ute SSB

¾-tonne

Optional

December 1, 2008

R6 C/C

1-tonne

Optional

December 1, 2008

R6 SSB

Sports

Optional

September 1, 2008

XR6 C/C

Sports

Standard

September 1, 2008

XR6 SSB

Sports

Standard

September 1, 2008

XR6 Turbo SSB

Sports

Standard

September 1, 2008

XR8 SSB

Sports

Standard

September 1, 2008

Pricing

Model

Current RRP

New RRP

Effective date

Falcon Ute C/C

$27,795

No Change

December 1, 2008

Falcon Ute SSB

$28,195

No Change

December 1, 2008

R6 C/C

$29,795

No Change

December 1, 2008

R6 SSB

$30,195

No Change

September 1, 2008

XR6 C/C

$34,090

$34,590

September 1, 2008

XR6 SSB

$34,490

$34,990

September 1, 2008

XR6 Turbo SSB

$38,490

$38,990

September 1, 2008

XR8 SSB

$38,490

$38,990

September 1, 200

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