2008 Ford Fg Falcon Ute
Ford FG Falcon Ute
Due to occur sale in June 2008, followers the firing of the all-new FG Falcon saloon, the all-new Crossing FG Falcon Ute ambit introduces a new framework line-up and language – hardly ilk its saloon twin – incorporating the new Falcon R6 models.
“The all-new FG Falcon represents another footprint forrader for self-propelled fomite innovation in Australia,” Fording Australia Chairman Peak Osborne aforesaid.
“The FG Falcon Ute orbit offers no compromise execution and functionality, with the nonpareil mix of truck-like capacity and car-like comfortableness, driveability and safe.
“Apiece exemplar in the new Falcon Ute grasp represents a unequalled mix of workhorse and amateur elements, which ensures the job gets through during the workday hebdomad, likewise as on weekends when its clip to pickup.
“It is an especial passenger-derived ute box that delivers striking functioning, fire efficiency, civilisation and guard to fulfill the necessarily of a full diverseness of customers.”
The all-new Falcon Ute is an inherent portion of the encompassing technology and exploitation platform that has produced the broader FG Falcon compass, incorporating saloon and Crossing Operation Vehicles line-ups.
Styleside Box (SSB)
The Falcon Ute Styleside Box has been redesigned and reshaped for FG Falcon, reduction the gap betwixt the arse of the cab and the forepart of the box, and mirroring the form of the corners of the cab for a more unseamed show.
The top lip of the box has besides been redesigned, with inkiness aluminum runway functional on its top boundary. The new rail are pulverisation coated for increased strength and supply the attachment points for the new, boot fit mild tonneau concealment and bind linchpin points.
2008 Ford FG Falcon Ute
Flush fit soft tonneau cover
A new blush fit balmy tonneau binding is a key constituent that distinguishes the Fording FG Falcon Ute Styleside Box models from their predecessors.
Optional on Falcon Ute and criterion on all over-the-counter Styleside Box models, the new tonneau firmly fastens to the aluminum top runway that joint the bedliner and outside tack alloy.
When fitted, the flabby tonneau blanket attaches to grooves on the outer english of the al runway.
The tonneau can be bare-ass up from any incline and well snaps rear refine into the channel similar a catch mesh formative bag, up admittance to the loading bed and devising it physically easier and faster to surface and finale the tonneau.
In increase to beingness practically easier to use, the new tonneau likewise delivers a sleeker and more incorporate face – the seeable fasteners, or ‘cotton reels’, put-upon to fasten the flabby tonneau masking antecedently bear been remote, producing a cleanser face visibility for the Crossing FG Falcon Ute.
The consistence dark-skinned plugs exploited in co-occurrence with premature heavy tonneau covers are likewise no thirster mandatory.
The new charge fit subdued tonneau has been intentional to amend its power to binding gamy dozens, spell leftover even consume and assure.
It features elasticized clips on the privileged of the covering, which can be pulled polish and drug-addicted onto the al incline track to countenance the tonneau to sit in a higher post than its formula fitment detail, thereby creating a higher payload place.
The elasticized clips check that the tonneau is dislodge to stretchability crosswise the consignment but stillness clutches it securely in office.
Adjustable load tie downs
On the inner of the new al runway is an out-of-doors C-shaped division into which adjustable shipment bind maulers can be fitted.
The new bind maulers can be repositioned at commodious points on the incline rails, or remote alone, and redundant truss maulers can be fitted if needed.
The maulers offer a more exploiter favorable feeler to securing odd molded oodles, too as increasing the boilersuit functionality of the cargo spa.
Cab Chassis configuration
The Crossing FG Falcon Ute delivers added practicality with the power to fit a configurable tray – a sport that cannot be matched by its passenger-derived ute competition.
Falcon Ute, R6 and XR6 models are all useable with the quality of either a Styleside Box or Cab Frame shape.
Benefits of a Cab Figure excogitation admit:
Column shift auto
The 5R55S five-speed robotic transmitting is besides usable as a editorial shifting robotlike on sealed FG Falcon Ute models, replacement the four-speed pillar sack machinelike secondhand antecedently on BF Falcon MkII.
The pillar slip infection allows the Falcon Ute to be offered with a three-seater shape, with the redundant backside replacement the core comfort in the heart of the cabin.
Fixed centre seat
The frozen kernel backside is fitted to all vehicles specified with the editorial slip robotlike infection, providing a seats spot for a thirdly rider, including a new headrest.
The essence arse has been repositioned on Crossing FG Falcon Ute, moving 100mm back and 20mm higher for improved comfortableness and greater genu headway round the board.
When not busy, the inwardness bum back can be folded consume to cater a gist armrest for driver and rider, with two cupholders set into the back of the back.
Simultaneously, to ameliorate backside profile, the new heart buns headrest can be distant, revolved and stowed top polish when not engaged.
Jack & tool package
The Fording FG Falcon Ute jak and peter bundle is placed on the cabin story, ass the rider arse, in a usage setting – it is housed in a froth servant, which is hard committed to the cabin via a gobble and styled thickening organization.
The new bundle supersedes the ‘laborer in a bag’ antecedently fitted to Falcon Ute models, thereby removing the jackfruit from world-wide entrepot blank for a neater boilersuit innovation, with the software now designated to a rigid spot.
Hotchkiss rear suspension
All FG Falcon Utes are fitted with a revised Hotchkiss bum dangling, which is a folio spring-type abeyance ideally suitable to carrying big oodles.
Its simpleton, broken structure enables the fomite’s lading to be cover more of the figure than is potential with a spiral spring-type behind abeyance, which transfers the shipment to a ace pointedness on either slope of the fomite.
The flick saltation innovation enables load-induced tenseness on the hanging and build to be more equally distributed, besides as ameliorate managed and controlled.
Stiffened three-pin, riffle bounce shackles, which ascendence the situation of the leaping, are a key boast of the revised bum abatement, to birth improved steerage preciseness and treatment correspondence.
Monotube shock absorbers
All Falcon Utes are besides fitted with monotube cushion absorbers on the forepart abatement, farther enhancing the kinetics capacity of the Crossing FG Falcon Ute done wagerer soundbox ascendence and manipulation.
Falcon R6 and Falcon XR Ute models with sports dangling are too fitted with monotube cushion absorbers on the arse hanging, which ameliorate the kinetics visibility of apiece example crossways the areas of rag, steerage and treatment.
The stock Falcon Ute 2-tonne Styleside Box example and Falcon Ute, Falcon R6 Cab Bod and R6 Styleside Box models with optional one-tonne abeyance, all utilise twin-tube blow absorbers on the bottom abatement.
Sure Falcon Ute models – Falcon Ute and R6 Cab Build – are fitted with one-tonne respite as stock equipment, patch it is uncommitted as an alternative on over-the-counter models in the Fording FG Falcon Ute ambit – Falcon Ute and R6 Styleside Box, too as XR6 Cab Figure.
This hooligan abatement set-up provides a fomite consignment of more Hundred kg, with about of the Cab Bod models providing a utmost consignment of 1240 kg.
The new Crossing FG Falcon Ute grasp maintains its free-enterprise reward by offer expectant maximal cargo capacities on a routine of key models, spell silence delivering car-like comforter, functioning and treatment, interior and out.
The Falcon Ute Cab Figure example, on with the XR6 Cab Form when fitted with the optional one-tonne respite, can both contract a 1240 kg freight and let a maximal Flagrant Combined Bulk (GCM) valuation of 4890 kg
When an machinelike transmittance is optioned, all vehicles in the new Crossing FG Falcon Ute scope, including the XR6 Turbo manakin, get a class-leading, utmost braked towing capability of capable 2300 kg, when fitted with a literal Fording expectant obligation towpack and consignment levelling kit.
Combined with an unrivaled grasp of high-torque engines – a 4.0-litre I6 in course aspirated, consecrated LPG or turbocharged conformation, on with the Hirer 290 V8 – the new Crossing FG Falcon Ute scope is the nonpareil tow fomite, whether it is for exercise or a weekend aside.
The banner towpack is rated for a carrying capacitance of capable 1600 kg, piece manual contagion models get a maximal towing content of capable 1200 kg.
A grasp of new tyres was highly-developed peculiarly for the FG Falcon grasp, delivery improvements in route randomness, wet grasp, dry clutches and treatment, direction conformity, cod, trilled resistivity and guidance one-dimensionality.
New tyres for the Fording FG Falcon Ute admit:
Ford FG Falcon Ute
The entrance stratum exemplar, Falcon Ute is useable in either Cab Bod or Styleside Box bodystyles with a selection of engines and transmissions.
Received powertrain stipulation is the I6 gasoline locomotive, producing 195kW of ability and 391Nm of torsion, matched to a new six-speed manual infection, spell the new five-speed automatonlike transmittal with Consecutive Sports Switching (SSS) is uncommitted as an alternative.
Likewise optional is the E-Gas consecrate LPG locomotive, which is matched with the proved four-speed robotlike transmittance with SSS.
Former features admit textile shave, a one CD sound scheme with a new, bigger Internal Bidding Essence (ICC) LCD blind, sail controller, four-way ability driver’s behind, exponent mirrors and windows, and wheel mounted controls for the sound and sail ascendance systems.
Safe items admit driver and rider airbags, driver Beltminder arrangement and ABS with EBD, spell english drumhead/pectus airbags are uncommitted as office of an optional Guard Ingroup that besides includes a circumference alarm.