The FG Falcon drip feed continues. First Ford released pics, then they let Melbournians sit inside it and now they've released preliminary pricing and equipment specifications. You'll still have to wait until May to drive, ride or buy one though.
The range kicks off with XT model, priced at AU$36,490. Being the fleet ready model, it features 16-inch steel wheels and plastic hubcaps -- upgrading to alloys will set you back AU$500, or AU$1,000 for 17-inch ones.
Taking a page out of the Commodore playbook, the new Falcon comes standard with a thinner space-saver spare wheel; these generally carry speed and distance restrictions. Optioning a full-size spare wheel will set you back AU$100 for a steel wheel or AU$250 for an alloy one.
Package it up
A five-speed auto is standard; that's one gear more than the Commodore Omega but one less than the Toyota Aurion. A AU$450 "technology pack" is optional on the XT, G6 and XR models which nets you Bluetooth hands-free and iPod integration. Satellite navigation is an extra AU$2,000.
There's also a AU$600 "safety pack" which bundles together side curtain airbags, adjustable pedals for auto models and parking sensors. A "luxury pack" is also on offer for XR models, which nets buyers leather seats, dual zone climate control, a better audio system and 19-inch alloy wheels; it's AU$5,000 on the XR6 Turbo and XR8, and AU$5,400 on the XR6.