Ford Falcon (XW)

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Ford XW Falcon
Ford Falcon XW Sedan.jpg
Ford Falcon 500 Sedan (XW)
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Australia
Production June 1969 – October 1970
Body and chassis
Body style 4 door Sedan
5 door Station Wagon
2 door Coupé utility
2 door Van
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 3.1 L (188 CID) 6-cyl
3.6 L (221 CID) 6-cyl
5.0 L (302 CID) V8
5.8 L (351 CID) V8
Transmission 3spd manual
4spd manual
3spd “Fordomatic” automatic
3spd “Cruisomatic” automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2819mm
Length 4689mm
Width 1869mm
Height 1417mm
Curb weight 1348kg
Chronology
Predecessor XT Falcon
Successor XY Falcon

The Ford XW Falcon is a car which was produced by Ford Australia from 1969 to 1970.

Introduction[edit]

The XW Falcon was released in June 1969 [1] replacing the XT Falcon. The XW was an extensive facelift of the XT, featuring a new grille and tail lights. Almost all exterior panels were new and the interior was extensively redesigned.[2]

Model range[edit]

The XW Falcon range featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models.[1]

  • Ford Falcon Sedan
  • Ford Falcon Wagon
  • Ford Falcon 500 Sedan
  • Ford Falcon 500 Wagon
  • Ford Futura Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Wagon
  • Ford Falcon GT
  • Ford Falcon Utility
  • Ford Falcon Van
  • Ford Falcon 500 Utility

The Futura was new for the XW, reviving a name last used in the 1965 XP Falcon range. A Grand Sport rally option package was available on Falcon 500, Futura & Fairmont sedans.[3]


GT-HO[edit]

The limited production, high performance Falcon GT-HO was released two months after the mainstream models. A further development, the GT-HO Phase II was released in August 1970.[4]

Engines[edit]

3.1 litre & 3.6 litre in-line six cylinder engines carried over from the XT Falcon as did the 4.9 litre V8. A 5.8 litre V8 was introduced with the XW.

Production[edit]

Production of the XW Falcon range totalled 105,785 vehicles.[1] 2,287 XW Falcon GTs and 662 XW GT-HOs were built.[5]

Replacement[edit]

The XW Falcon was replaced by the XY Falcon in November 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Falcon XW Technical Specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
  2. ^ Ford Falcon XW Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
  3. ^ Ford Falcon XW sales brochure, Ford Sales Company of Australia Limited, page 23
  4. ^ Ford Falcon XW GT Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
  5. ^ Ford Falcon XW GT-HO technical specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010