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Ford Falcon (EL)

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Ford Falcon (EA77). 1996–8 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/R, 3984 cm³ (I6 OHC), 4942 cm³ (V8 OHV). Ultimate incarnation of EA77 and EA26 platform. Facelift up front, anti-lock brakes as standard, interior upgrades. Some limited editions to keep sales’ interest up to counter newly released Holden Commodore (VT), called Sapphire, Classic and S. Power hikes for XR6 and XR8, and 250 of 30th Anniversary GT made with 268 hp V8. Handling finally sorted; engines slightly harsh at higher rpm.

Manufacturing location: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Falcon | Predecessor: Ford Falcon (EF) | Successor: Ford Falcon (AU)

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