In the lead-up to the launch of the new Falcon Orion, Ford Australia are switching into run-out mode and kicking it off with the launch of the 2008 Falcon SR special edition, today at the Brisbane Motor Show. Based on the Falcon XT you basically pay less and get more, which is hard to argue with if you don?t mind buying an about to be superceded model.
"The new Falcon SR builds on the success of previous special edition Falcon models, while delivering more additional equipment and features than ever before. It is an exceptional value-for-money package, with the extra features available to customers for no additional cost," said Ford Australia General Marketing Manager Kevin Lillie.
The 2008 Falcon SR offers almost $7,000 of additional equipment and features for more than $2,000 less than the recommended retail price of the standard BF Falcon XT MkII (on which it is based). It has a recommended retail drive away price of $32,888.
Over and above standard XT features, the SR has a prestige audio system with six-disc in-dash CD player, unique sports seat trim and an XR leather-wrapped steering wheel. The unique sports seat trim incorporates leather seat bolsters and front headrests with dark silver contrast twin needlepoint stitching, 'Winton' fabric inserts and 'SR' embroidery, which is also in a dark silver thread.
On the outside, the SR is differentiated by a unique bodykit including chrome front grille and hood moulding, front bumper valance, rear bumper and rocker mouldings. Body colour mirror scalps, body colour side protection mouldings, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tip and a unique 'SR' decal complement the overall package, while a set of four 17-inch nine spoke alloy wheels complete the unique look.
Mechanical enhancements over the base model include four-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift (SSS) as standard, along with Sports Control Blade Independent Rear Suspension (IRS).
Available in a range of exterior colours, including Winter White, Lightning Strike, Silk, Kashmir, Steel, Vixen, Conquer, Sensation, Ego and Silhouette, the new Falcon SR will also be offered in Breeze and Neo, both of which are not available on Falcon XT.