Ford Falcon is a compact class. Was produced from 1960 to the early 70's. Ford Falcon was outwardly simple and did not have any adornments, and the lesser curvature of the windshield was almost flat. These measures are used to reduce the cost of building the car and its competitiveness with similar European models.
Ford Falcon is technically a car with front suspension double wishbone and rear beam axle at the longitudinal 4-leaf springs. Brand steering Ford Magic-Circle with screw-ball nut is not equipped with the servo amplifier. Drum brakes front and rear.
On the instrument panel was horizontal belt speedometer with an arrow and the edges pointers water temperature, fuel gauge and warning light charge / discharge.
Falcon was the basis for the popular Ford Mustang 1964.
In summer 2000, a family of new generation AU Falcon was upgraded. Renewed series received index AU II. Release of these cars doing a branch office in Australia. AU II series included a sedan, station wagon and sport-utility pickup Ute. All of them vary in configuration, the external design and interior equipment. There area new front grille, front and rear bumpers. Interior cabin executed in style «new edge».
Was improved active and passive safety of passengers due to new safety belts, constructive improvement suspension and braking systems. Ford Falcon got 16-inch alloy wheels, a sports complex XR8 received 17-inch wheels. Also, the base 4-liter engine increased to up to 234 hp for the sports version of the car.
Falcon Fairlane Ghia and Falcon LTD are elongated and more comfortable models. The basic configuration of these cars were equipped with a 4.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with 228 hp Also established a hydro-4-speed automatic transmission. For a more powerful version, installed a 5.0-liter engine capacity of 238 hp V8 (Fairlane) and 252 hp (LTD). Falcon wagons have a very roomy bodies working volume up to 2.58 m ³.
Inthe autumn of2002at the in Sydney’s motor showpremiere ofthe updatedrear-drivesedansof middle classFalcon (series AU-IV).More aggressivedesign of the newFaconlosthallmarkformer model- largeelegantheadlampspointed shape. At the heart ofthe design- upgradedplatformLS1 (Jaguar S-Typeand other modelsFord).
Along withFalcondebutednewsedans and versatileFalcon Futuraand more expensiveFalcon Ghia in classic design, and also passengervansFord AU Falcon with carrying capacityof 450 kg.In addition to theroad versions, department of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV)in 2003offersa racingversion of theGT-P Pursuitwith enhanced5-liter engine with two turbochargers(power367 hp).