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2015 Ford Falcon: ?FG X? Model Code Confirmed For New Range Photo:
 
 
Mike Stevens | Aug, 14 2014 | 21 Comments
  • 2015 Falcon to be known as the FG X
  • 2015 Territory SUV to be known as the SZ II

Ford has handed down two new factoids for its coming 2015 Falcon update: its model code, and a look at the rear end.

Confirmed today, the massively overhauled Falcon will be known as the ‘FG X’, a code arrived at after “significant feedback from key enthusiasts”.

Ford says the new code, like the regular ‘FG’ before it, will continue to pay tribute to the Fairmont and Ghia nameplates that have featured heavily in past generations of the Falcon line.

Likewise, the ‘X’ component is again an homage to Falcon codes and specials of years past, like the XR, XW, XY, XA, XB, XD and XF.

“As one of the country’s most recognised nameplates, Ford wanted to make sure this celebration Falcon was worthy of the FG X name,” Ford Australia President and CEO, Bob Graziano said today.

“Our Falcon customers know our story, so it is appropriate we acknowledge for them, enthusiasts and all Australians that Falcon is a significant part of the fabric of the Australian cultural landscape.”

“The FG X carries this on and will be recognised as one of the best Falcons ever,” he added.

Also released today is a first official look at the updated Falcon’s rump - although frequent shots of undisguised sedans in recent weeks have already given the game away on that one.

As those earlier shots revealed, the 2015 Falcon’s rear will get slender new lights that extend into the boot lid, connected through a wide new chrome garnish.

There’s a more premium look to those tail-lights, and TMR readers have pointed to the likes of Jaguar’s XF sedan and the Audi sedan range as a potential inspiration for Ford’s designers.

These latest shots follow earlier releases that revealed the face and profile of the updated Falcon, each delivering a clear ‘bridge’ to Ford’s coming new models.

“Falcon fans have quickly endorsed the styling of the 2014 Falcon and moving forward, it provides a strong visual link to our future, which will include cars like the refreshed Focus, all-new Mustang and all-new Mondeo, as well as the Australian designed and engineered Everest SUV,” Mr Graziano said.

When the Falcon is launched later this year, it will be the only Australian-built large car available with three engine choices - four, six and eight cylinders - along with EcoLPi LPG and turbo variants.

MORE: 2015 Falcon Images, Details and News

 

2015 Ford Territory: SZ II Name Confirmed

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Ford has also confirmed that its updated Territory, revealed earlier this month, will be known as the SZ II.

As with the current range, the Territory will again be offered in TX, TS and Titanium trim.

Likewise, power will again come from the existing 4.0 litre petrol six and 2.7 litre diesel six engines.

“The Ford Territory sets a benchmark for family-friendly SUVs and the refreshed Territory will carry this on,” Mr Graziano said.

Pricing, features and specifications of the Falcon and Territory range will be revealed closer to launch later this year.

MORE: 2015 Territory News

 
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