Ford Falcon: facelifted RWD Australian sedan teased again

Ford Australia has released a second teaser image of its final ever locally made Falcon sedan.

While the first image gave us a look at the headlight, and part of the grille and bonnet, today’s image gives us a peek at the tail-lights.

Compared to the units used on the current FG model, the updated Falcon features slimmer tail-lights that extend into the boot lid panel. For top-spec models at least, there’s also a chrome bar joining both sets of lights together. It doesn’t look like there are LED present in the facelifted Falcon’s new rear clusters.

The new Falcon is expected to be fully unveiled around September, with models heading into showrooms later this year. This will be the final ever Falcon to be designed and manufactured in Australia, and will last until Ford closes its Victorian manufacturing plants at the end of 2016.

Headlining the final Falcon range will be a revived XR8 sporting a Ford V8. The 4-litre straight six will be standard fit again, but it’s unclear whether the 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will survive.

With the decline of the large family sedan market in Australia, it’s unlikely that the Falcon will be replaced like-for-like when it goes out of production in 2016.

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Ford Falcon: facelifted RWD Australian sedan teased again