2014 Ford Falcon Update Confirmed, Mustang On The Way

TMR Team | Aug 13, 2013

Ford has reaffirmed its commitment to giving the outgoing Falcon sedan one last major update, while again confirming an Australian debut for the next Mustang coupe.

The announcement, made in Sydney today by Ford global boss Alan Mulally, follows news in May that the company will end local production in 2016, signalling the end of the Falcon.

Ford last confirmed an update to the Falcon at last year's Sydney Motor Show, but falling sales and coming changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax had raised concerns the update may never come.

Surrounded by members of his global management team and Ford Australia boss Bob Graziano, Mulally promised the Falcon's update is on the way - and it will be followed by the all-new Mustang.

Details for the final Falcon update are still under wraps, although representatives at the event confirmed with TMR that the big sedan's refreshed look will be heavily inspired by the new Mondeo range (also due here later next year).

Ford has also confirmed the 2014 Falcon will benefit from "a range of environmental initiatives" to improve fuel use and reduce its CO2 footprint.

Enhanced aerodynamics are promised - meaning we can expect key changes to the Falcon's sheetmetal - along with a new six-speed automatic transmission and the availability of low rolling resistance tyres.

Ford says the "high-tech" new transmission will offer adaptive shifting and deliver better acceleration, thanks to an ability to analyse the driver's style and implement optimal shifting.

New safety and comfort technologies will also be on board, but Ford has not revealed details of these features.

It's unlikely that Ford has sunk VF Commodore levels of cash into this Falcon update, but it seems we can expect a very extensive upgrade for the big sedan's final hoorah.

The updated Falcon will debut in 2014, although exact timing remains unclear.

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  • MattJelonek
    MattJ says,
    9 months ago
    2 likes
    Won't it be funny if the next update of the Falcon comes and gets sold before they stop officially making them - sell in the loads and then Ford would have to rethink closing down... it could be their plan all along! laughlaughlaughrolleyesrolleyesrolleyes
    • Thomas says,
      8 months ago
      Yeah right :P. They have no chance of selling any unless they stick the diesel in it
      • Heath R says,
        8 months ago
        2 likes
        Have you ever owned or driven a diesel for any length of time? It's not the way of the future. It's the firmly entrenched in the past.
  • Miggy says,
    8 months ago
    Ford should use the Falcon name in the USA as the yanks love the name.
    • Heath R says,
      8 months ago
      The Australian Falcon is derived from the US Falcon of the '60s!!!!!
      • Mitch R says,
        8 months ago
        2 likes
        The name 'Falcon' is the only thing in the current Falcon derived from the original 60s US model, Heath R. The Falcon has been fully designed and developed in Australia since the XA Falcon of 1972. There hasn't been an American Falcon since roughly 1970. Get your facts straight.
  • FrugalOne says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    FORD are crazy, they are to spend $130 MILLION on a car few buy and even fewer will in the future now that it dies

    Just pull the plug now, soon they will be selling just a few hundred or less a month, great return on the BILLIONS they have spent on plant and equipment, glad Henry is not around to see his name trashed like this

    TOTAL MADNESS, and unsound business if ever was one
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      8 months ago
      Haha, Henry went out of his own way to trash his name, he didn't need anyone else's help in that department.
    • GTuck says,
      8 months ago
      1 like
      The new model was paid for before the shut down announcement. Probably where possible they'll remove parts of the facelift due to it now being only a 2 year lifespan.
  • Ian says,
    8 months ago
    3 likes
    I hope the LPI technology doesn't become extinct with the Falcon. I hope we see it in the Falcons replacement, whatever that may be.

    It's a pity it hasn't taken off as it seems like great technology and if more were on LPG it would certainly help our economy instead of dictatorships in the Middle East.

    I'd love to know what the Ford EB is like compared to what the Holden workers have just voted on.

    It's a shame to see Ford go.

  • BH says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    Hope it's the ZF 8 speed!
    • Balthazaaaaaargh says,
      8 months ago
      In what? The article says six-speed auto for the 2014 Falcon.
  • Joh says,
    8 months ago
    Falcon, a victim of the Ford US's 'Not invented here' mentality. If they replace it with Taurus, lets hope it is on a newer platform - the current Taurus, beneath its slick bodywork, runs on a platform first introduced on the 1998 Volvo S80.

    While the Commodore too is struggling in spite of being a good product, at least of course GM had the foresight to engineer it in LHD format, and wagon and long wheelbase versions - had a FG based Fairlane/LTD been developed (if Ford US had more of an appreciation to the Aussie product, as a LWB would not be feasible in Aussie alone), it could potentially have been a Ford equivalent of the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, replacing the Crown Vic.

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