2014 Ford Australia: Transit, Ranger, Kuga, EcoSport, Falcon And Territory

Mike Stevens | Dec 23, 2013

Ford Australia has underlined a number of new and updated commercial and passenger models for 2014 - including, of course, the return of the venerable Falcon XR8.

The first cab off the rank is the new Transit van range, with the front-wheel-drive Transit Custom arriving in January. The larger rear-wheel-drive Transit will launch in the second quarter, with specific timing to be confirmed. (See Transit news and reviews.)

In February, Ford will add new models in the compact EcoSport range, debuting the entry- and mid-level Ambiente and Trend grades. (EcoSport news and reviews.)

The Kuga SUV will also get a light update early in 2014, picking up two new colours and an optional $1200 hands-free tailgate and smartkey system on Trend models. (Kuga news and reviews.)

The popular Ranger pickup will add yet more variants in 2014, with the recently added XLS model now available with 2.2 and 3.2 litre engines, along with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

Previously only the 3.2 engine and manual transmission were offered with this spec.

“We have responded to customers who have been asking for satellite navigation, as well as a more private buyer-focused Ranger in the XLS which offers improved exterior appearance and interior comfort while delivering outstanding off-road abilities," Ford's Graeme Whickman said.

The 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis 2.2-litre low-rider Ranger also gains side airbags as standard, while satellite navigation has been added to all XLT models. (Ranger news and reviews.)

Late 2014 - specific timing still to be confirmed - will mark the debut of the final update to Ford's outgoing Falcon and Territory.

A major facelift and technology overhaul will headline the Falcon's updates, and the fan-favourite XR8 will also return to the range.

More details about the Falcon and Territory range will be released closer to launch.

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  • markwa says,
    2 years ago
    While it's still sad to see local production and the falcon will be no more in 2016 it's nice to see ford as a company have their *** sorted out and make/offer some great world class cars. Shame in 2017 Holden will only be sell half baked crap that's an insult to all Australians and the proud badge that used to be Holden.
    • Roger says,
      2 years ago
      I agree with markwa, the ford vehicles are world class and get accolades from the press with Ranger, Focus, and Fiesta sitting at the top of the pile in their respective classes. Mustang should be good if built on a new world class chassis as opposed to the old US one. Hopefully Holden will get Corvette and Camaro to top off their ranges. At least that would be one good thing. I would part with $100K for a new gen Vette!
      • CP says,
        2 years ago
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        I doubt the Vette will be built in RHD which is very sad for us.
    • Chest Rockjaw says,
      2 years ago
      I agree, well said.
  • toesonthenose says,
    2 years ago
    No mention of the new Mondeo.... Does this mean we won't see it until 2015?
    • matt says,
      2 years ago
      i would say so, early 2015, perhaps even mid 2015 if they want to launch with a wagon, as the wagon is not going to be built till at least mid 2015
  • Insomniac says,
    2 years ago
    Holden will import opels and go up market a bit. Then a cheapie to start from somewhere.
  • j@m says,
    2 years ago
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    When does sat Nav start to be included in the Ranger XLT line up?
    Just ordered one and will take delivery in Feb 14.
    Also mate has one from December. Can he have it retro installed?
  • Monster FG says,
    2 years ago
    Thats all BS, bringing the "fan favourite" xr8, its rebadged FPV with cheap interior but when they did that why not do f6 as well, best car they ever made. Not saying nothing against xr6t (I own one) but it just cant compare to f6 neither can GT. Sucks as I was thinking of getting f6 now I'm not sure what em I gonna buy but its not gonna be xr8 for sure...mad