The Ford Falcon hasn’t improved by much 0

Surprisingly, Ford Australia has revealed that their latest version of the Ford Falcon hasn’t improved much in terms of fuel efficiency and C02 emissions.

Software changes

The second generation six cylinder petrol engine Ford Falcon has not received any major mechanical changes in order to bring about major differences of fuel economy and carbon emissions. The LPG variants EcoLPi sedans see improvements of 0.2 litres/100km. The petrol powered XR6 Turbo is 0.1 litres/100km better off in terms of emissions.

The achievements were made possible through retesting the Falcon engine which saw recalibration and software changes within the car.

On sale next year

The Mk11 version of the car is currently under production in Australia. They are expected to go on sale between the end of the year until the end of January next year.

The most economical models

The models which boast the best economical credentials include the XT, G6, G6E and XR6. All of which use 9.9 litres/100km. The four cylinders Falcon EcoBoost will be able to achieve official 8.0 – 8.5 litres/100km according to some sources. The car is expected to go on sale in April of next year.

Sky is the limit

Ford have said that the car’s economical benefits have not reached their full potential. Justin Lacy, Ford Australia’s spokesman has said that the company are still working in order for the Falcon to improve constantly. She claimed that the there is never an ending point of when the car will reach its potential and enhancements will continue to be incremental throughout the course of the car’s lifetime.

No engine changes

According to Mr Lacy, economical improvements of the Ford Falcon will come through other components rather than the engine. This may include a reduction in the car’s curb weight, better vehicle aerodynamics and more efficient transmissions efficiency within the car. These represent part of Ford’s main strategy to bring about a higher efficiency to all of their vehicles throughout the world.

It is clear that Ford need to progress their development quite significantly. At the moment the car is not up to scratch under the companies Euro 5 emission standards. The last version of the Ford Falcon was up to Euro 4 emission standards. Ford Australia may have to focus more on their engine rather than other features to get up to get up to an acceptable level.