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Ford XY Falcon

XY Falcon
Ford XY Falcon
Manufacturer Ford Australia
Also called XY Futura
XY Fairmont
Production October 1970 – March 1972
Assembly Australia
Port Elizabeth, South Africa [1]
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
2-door coupe utility
2-door panel van
Layout FR layout
F4 layout [2]
Engine 200 cu in (3.3 L) I6
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6
302 cu in (4.9 L) V8
351 cu in (5.8 L) V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
4-speed manual
3-speed “Cruisomatic” automatic
Wheelbase 2819 mm
Length 4689 mm
Width 1869 mm
Height 1417 mm
Curb weight 1362 kg
Predecessor XW Falcon
Successor XA Falcon

The Ford XY Falcon is a car which was produced by Ford Australia from 1970 to 1972.


The XY Falcon was released in October 1970 replacing the XW Falcon.[3] The XY was a facelift of the XW, featuring a new divided grille and redesigned tail lights.[3] Improvements were made to seating, safety equipment and ride quality.[4]

Model range

The XY Falcon range featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models.[5]

  • Ford Falcon Sedan
  • Ford Falcon Wagon
  • Ford Falcon 500 Sedan
  • Ford Falcon 500 Wagon
  • Ford Futura Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Sedan
  • Ford Fairmont Wagon
  • Ford Falcon GT Sedan
  • Ford Falcon Utility
  • Ford Falcon Van
  • Ford Falcon 500 Utility

Futura and Fairmont models, whilst marketed as part of the XY Falcon range, were not officially referred to or badged as Falcons.[6]

A GS Rally Pack was available as an option on Falcon 500, Futura and Fairmont Sedans and Wagons.[7]

Falcon GTHO Phase III

A high-performance Falcon GTHO Phase III[3] was released in August 1971.[8]

Falcon 4-wheel-drive utility

A four-wheel-drive version of the Utility was produced in 1972.[2] It was marketed simply as the Falcon 4-wheel-drive utility [9] and 432 examples were built.[9]


New 200 cu in (3.3 L) and 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline six-cylinder engines replaced the smaller-capacity sixes offered in the XW and the 302 cu in (4.9 L) and 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8s were carried over from the previous range.[10]


Production of the XY Falcon range totalled 118,666 vehicles.[5] 1,557 XY Falcon GTs and 300 XY GT-HOs were built.[11]


The XY range was replaced by the XA Falcon in March 1972.[12]


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