Ford Falcon XR8
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Ford Falcon XR8 revealed
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25th July, 2014
- Ford reveals the new Falcon XR8
- Bonnet power dome has been enhanced
- XR6 and XR8 feature unique headlight design
Ford Motor Company of Australia has revealed the new Falcon XR8 sedan which blends the car’s history with Ford’s current
global design 'language'.
Also joining the new XR8 Ford has confirmed there will be a refreshed XR6 sedan.
The Falcon XR6 and XR8 showcase the Australian design team’s interpretation of Ford’s global design 'DNA' with a
signature trapezoidal grille, chiseled head lamp treatment and smoother, wrap-around tail-lamps with LED technology.
These features accentuate the high levels of design refinement that will appear across the upcoming Falcon range.
As a mark of distinction among the sporty XR series, the XR8 features strong exterior graphics with a distinct sporty
front end treatment, as well as signature bonnet power dome that has been enhanced for the 2014 Falcon XR8. This is
complemented by a specific exhaust system tuned for the sporty V8 exhaust note.
The Exterior Design Manager for the new Falcon, Nima Nourian, said the Australian design team drew on all the visual
strength of the existing XR series, which provided a perfect 'canvas' to develop the final Australian made Falcon XR
“The challenge was delivering a powerful, yet premium look for the 2014 car,” Nourian said. “I’m proud of
the fact that the new Falcon XR builds on an already distinctive design and yet delivers a whole new personality.”
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On the sports XR models, the head lamp treatment is a key differentiator, which in some past XR models had featured a
distinctive sporty quad-head lamp design.
The XR’s slim head lamps provide a technical look and feature ‘hockey stick’-style LED daytime running lamps that
mimic the “double drop” headlight treatment of past XRs. The lens reflectors also get distinctive “XR” shields inset into
the overall head lamp design. There are also unique fog lamp bezels.
“With the XR6 and XR8 the front end is not only sporty but has a premium look, which will also be apparent across
the Falcon range,” Nourian said.
“We did that by implementing the signature Ford trapezoidal grille shape high on the front end to provide a more
purposeful look which is a signature look on most of our vehicles globally.”
“This new lay out is further enhanced by the slim head-lamps flanking either side of the grille. The headlamps have
distinct technical graphics and detailing inside as well as clever use of materials and finishes.”
“On the XR series, we wanted a three-dimensional honey-comb grille mesh, which visually demonstrates the sporty
nature of the car. The power dome on the XR8 also further enhances this look. The power dome expresses the car’s
intention and for our XR8 customers, will be an instantly recognisable difference.”
The 2014 Falcon XR8 power dome now extends up to the windscreen cowl to deliver a stronger look. “This look is also
found on the Mustang that will arrive next year so it’s perfectly in keeping with Ford’s V8 performance vehicles,”
The strong family resemblance not only links Falcon to the new Mustang but highlights 'DNA' shared with the new Mondeo
which also joins the line-up in Australia next year.
On the rear, the jeweled split tail-lamps accentuate the car’s wide, purposeful stance and smooth exterior lines. The
new tail-lamps use LED technology while the new sculpted boot lid has an integrated rear spoiler on XR models. A bespoke
lower diffuser on the XR8 houses the round quad exhaust tips and further emphasises the performance of the XR8 from the
“For customers, the exterior of the 2014 Falcon – particularly the XR models – is distinctive and the rear of the
car takes on a wider stance. It will stand out from the crowd,” Nourian said.
Ford President and CEO, Bob Graziano, said the XR8 badge was a welcomed return to the Falcon line-up. “We’re very
excited by the return of the XR8, as this badge has not been seen on a Falcon since 2010,” he said. “Our
enthusiasts have been asking for it so we’ve purposely revealed the Falcon XR6 and XR8 first.”
Pricing, features and specifications of the 2014 Falcon will be revealed
closer to launch. The Falcon range is due to go on sale in the final quarter of this year.