The Australian department of the Blue Oval company has always been a world for itself and really liked all those unique models. Of course, the Falcon has always been one of the most legendary models in the lineup and that story ended in 2016, after 56 years of production. Fortunately, it looks like the legendary nameplate is about to come back, in the form of 2021 Ford Falcon. At this point, it’s just a rumor but several reports suggest this is almost a certain thing.
From what we know so far, this should be a model designed for the Chinese market. Still, it looks like the company will entrust this job to the Australian department. In practice, this means we could see it in the offer in Australia as well. In any case, this should be a really exciting model, characterized by great quality and refinement, modern technologies and powerful powertrain options. We expect to see it sometime in the next year.
2021 Ford Falcon Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the first thing to mention is that the 2021 Ford Falcon won’t be developed and designed entirely by the Aussie department. The new model will probably use the company’s new global platform. Of course, we are talking about the CD6 architecture, which debuted with the new Explorer and will underprint the next-generation Mustang as well. Probably the best thing about this platform is that the new 2021 Ford Falcon will once again feature FR layout, something that has always been the main characteristic of this car.
Along with the RWD layout, this platform will bring obvious improvement in terms of ride quality and the 2021 Ford Falcon will replace the current Taurus, which really feels outdated. Better driving characteristics and efficiency are some of the main things this platform is about to bring.
2021 Ford Falcon Styling and Interior
When it comes to the exterior design, we don’t expect significant surprises. Therefore, don’t count on too many unique details. The 2021 Ford Falcon will rather stick to the brand’s global design philosophy, which includes a familiar front end and the rest of the body. When it comes to the size, we presume this will be a full-size sedan. At this point, we don’t know if the company plans to offer other body styles.
When it comes to interior design, the first thing that comes to mind is plenty of space. This model will be very generous in terms of legroom. On the other side, we don’t how the dashboard will look like, though you should keep in mind that Australian models have never been famous for some exceptional quality. Things should rather be functional and practical.
2021 Ford Falcon Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, there’s a lot of options in the game. The new CD6 architecture supports a couple of quite powerful engines. Base models will probably come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which puts out around 300 horsepower. Higher trims will probably come with a new 3.0-liter V6, which delivers up to 400 horsepower.
Of course, we count on electrification as well. First of all, there is a good-old hybrid model base on a 3.3-liter V6, with a combined output of 313 horsepower. There is also a super-potent PHEV system, available in the European Explorer, which puts out 450 horsepower and more than 600 pound-feet of torque.
All models come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford Falcon Release Date
The 2021 Ford Falcon is just a rumor at the moment, so take this article with a big reserve. Still, keep also in mind all those unofficial reports that suggest this model may arrive already in the next year.