Ford Territory Launch
On February 8th, 2011, Ford Australia revealed the New Territory to media.
The event held at Sydney's Sun Studios was hosted by President and CEO,
Ford Australia Bob Graziano and designers Todd Willing and Scott Ferrier.
Zoom TV Episode 8 - The all new Ford Falcon
It's the 50th year of the oh so great legendary Ford Falcon! Make sure you
take a look as Aaron tells us all about this beauty. For more information
go to www.zoomtv.com.au
1964 Ford Falcon / $100 At a Time
Shane has owned this 1964 ford falcon Sprint 2 door hardtop since 1997 when
he was 15 years old. He bought this car for $500 and made payments "$100 at
a time". The car was a shell when he got it and over the years he has
turned it into a running, and driving classic car with a Ford 302 V8 and a
5-spd manual transmission out of a Mustang 5.0.
Crash Test 2008 Ford Falcon FG (ANCAP) Front and Pole
Model History & Safety
The tested model of Ford Falcon was introduced in Australia during 2008.
These results apply to Falcons built from July 2008. From January 2008
ANCAP has required Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for a 5 star occupant
protection rating. ESC is not currently available when the optional LPG
engine is specified so the 5 star rating is only applicable to petrol
Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic brakeforce
distribution (EBD) are standard across the range. All sedans also have head
protecting side airbags as standard equipment. Vehicles have either
head/thorax side airbags or thorax side bags plus inflatable side curtains.
ANCAP tested a vehicle with head/thorax side airbags. Emergency Brake
Assist and ESC are standard on all petrol-fuelled sedans but are not
currently available for the LPG version. Intelligent seat belt reminders
are fitted to both front seats. Power adjustable pedals and a reversing
camera are available. Several other safety features are incorporated in the
Intelligent Safety System.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper
anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the
event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear
seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
5 Stars. The Falcon scored 14.61 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The
passenger compartment was in excellent shape after the test. There was a
slight risk of serious chest and leg injury. The vehicle scored 16 out of
16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional
pole test. This is the first Australian-built vehicle to receive a 5 star
rating from ANCAP.
Frontal Offset Crash Test
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 2.92 pts,
upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.69 pts.
The passenger compartment held its shape extremely well in the offset crash
test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 29 mm and downwards 2mm. By
design, the brake pedal moved forwards to reduce injury risk. The steering
wheel hub moved 53mm forward, 47mm downward and 10 mm sideways. All doors
remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened
with normal effort.
The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There
were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.
Side Impact Crash Test
Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 4 pts, abdomen 4
pts, pelvis 4 pts.
The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had
head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the
side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test
and the vehicle earned a further two points. The seat-mounted side airbag
protected the driver's head. Ford provided information to ANCAP which
confirmed that the same score can be expected for vehicles equipped with
thorax side bags plus curtains.
Offset Crash Test at 64km/h Side Impact Crash Test at 50km/h
Driver Pass. Driver
HIC 201 282 117
Acceleration 40.6 44.2 50.9
Shear 0.54 0.39 None
Tension 1.49 0.98 None
Extension 17.1 17 None
Acceleration 33.8 37.4 None
Compression 29.58 23 20.3
Viscous Criterion 0.11 0.07 0.23
Force None None 0.743
Force None None 1.61
Force Left 0.68 0.15
Force Right 0.11 0.37
Knee Displ. Left 0.05 0.11
Knee Displ. Right 0.09 0.62
Force Left 1.93 1.36
Force Right 1.39 1.85
Index Left (Up/Low) 0.45/0.21 0.31/0.2
Index Right (Up/Low) 0.34/0.24 0.25/0.47
Bonus Points (Maximum 5)
Pole Test: 2 pts Seat Belt Reminders: 2
Modifiers - Offset Test Scores
Head No deduction
Chest No deduction
Upper Leg Variable & conc. loading No deduction
Lower Leg No deduction
Foot Score 4 points
Modifiers - Side Impact Test Scores
Chest No deduction
Upper Leg None
Lower Leg None
Foot Score None
2 Star An improvement from the previous Falcon, but still performed poorly
at the base of windscreen and sides of the bonnet. Upper leg protection was
Child head impacts 7.25
Adult head impacts 2.10
Upper leg impacts Zero
Lower leg impacts 1.60
Total (out of 36) 10.95
Falcon XR6 50the anniversary
50 years in the making. This is the best yet. Sunburst in colour...she
looks great. Visit http://macarthurford.com.au/