Drive Ford Falcon G6E Review

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Cameron McGavin

Make Family Falcon Series FG 2009 Badge Description G6E 4 Seats 5 Transmission Sports Engine Configuration Description Gear Num 6 Cylinders 6 Build Origin Description AUSTRALIA 5 Car Size Large Overall Star Rating 3 Fuel Description Petrol — ULP Drive Description Rear Drive Warranty KM 100000

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Reduced running make this family-sized worth considering.

In this age of and diesels it’s easy to liquefied petroleum gas, or is also a viable path to low costs.

But this cheap is about to get a big push, with from VW, Skoda and Kia to performance HSV jumping on the bandwagon.

Of course, is all old news to Ford, which has turning buyers towards gas (or E-Gas) Falcons for years.

Now an improved E-Gas range on boasting a host of minor Ford hopes will its appeal.

What do you get?

The big news is you can now get an E-Gas XR6, great if you’re seeking a bit of sport in gas Falcon.

Our test car came in luxurious G6E form. Like all models, it’s a good its $51,490 price is equivalent to the model.

It gets a reasonable list, too, including a power driver’s seat, climate control, premium sound system and 17-inch

All E-Gas models now get stability which means they get the five-star NCAP rating as FG Falcons. However, like the of Falcons, potentially life-saving airbags still cost although they’re thankfully on the G6E we’ve tested.


Sprawling, adult-friendly space and comfort have been staples for decades and the FG is no different.

And the Ford won’t scare an the cabin design is smart and the soft-touch plastics deliver a up-market ambience than a

The instruments, however, could be to read and the trip computer a stretch to operate, thanks to located on the dash rather on the steering wheel or column

In petrol models you get a big boot but the can’t be said of E-Gas The spare wheel is located on the floor rather than like petrol models, capacity from 535 litres to 408

It doesn’t sound too bad in theory but the is mounted horizontally, not vertically, makes it all but impossible to load items.

Under the bonnet

Holden’s rival Commodore which uses sequential gas to deliver similar power to models, E-Gas Falcons a fair chunk of grunt in the

Power drops from to 156kW, while torque 20Nm lower at 371Nm. A auto is fitted, too, than the five and six-speeders to petrol models.

With power and fewer gears to it all around, the E-Gas isn’t as snappy as regular Falcons. still a strong, smooth though.

Of course, the real attraction LPG is low running costs and in this the Ford delivers.

Due to LPG’s energy content, E-Gas register a seemingly disappointing litres per 100 kilometres official rating. With LPG selling for 50 cents a litre at the time of though, that translates to smaller fuel bills you might expect of a big, sedan.

We averaged 15.3L/100km our combined urban/highway test which added up to less $8 per 100 kilometres.

The Ford is a classy with a supple ride shrugs off the worst of Australian tarmac. It’s impressively though some tyre cuts through on coarse-chip The handling is similarly hard to

The steering is responsive, utterly and, despite the luxury-oriented tune, the G6E doesn’t roll too much. It’s an agile, balanced and highly composed around corners.

The E-Gas G6E isn’t as punchy as the its auto isn’t as good and the boot is a real pain. a hint of taxi you could do when paying 50 grand.

its safety is no longer inferior and it is a lot to run. If you must have a big car without the big fuel costs and can its minor shortfalls, it’s considering.

How much? From plus on-road and dealer

Engine: 4.0-litre 6-cylinder; 14.9L/100km; 240g CO2/km; RWD

it has: Six airbags, stability anti-lock brakes, rear sensors, reversing camera, climate control, cruise trip computer, auto powered driver’s seat, audio with aux input, multi-function steering wheel, alloys

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For Enticing price, to run, respectable performance, road manners, safety now up to

Against Performance drop with petrol model, four-speed auto, compromised space.

The competitors

Ford Falcon G6E

$49,490 plus on-road and costs. Has stronger performance its E-Gas sibling, a much six-speed auto and a more boot space but is more to run.

Holden Commodore LPG

From $45,890 plus and dealer costs. More LPG system delivers better Huge back seat, looks and great to drive. Holden’s old V6, though, and an archaic auto.

Toyota Aurion

From $49,990 plus and dealer costs. Petrol-only offers gutsy performance and economy. Great value but could be better and the back is unremarkable.

Price and equipment

The big here is you can now get an E-Gas XR6, news if you’re seeking a bit of in your gas Falcon. Our test car in more luxurious G6E form. all E-Gas models, it’s a deal — its $51,490 price is to the petrol model.

It gets a equipment list, too, a leather-clad power driver’s dual-zone climate control, six-CD sound system and alloys.

Under the bonnet

How it drives

and practicality


All E-Gas now get stability control, which they get the same five-star rating as other FG Falcons. like the majority of Falcons, life-saving curtain airbags cost extra, although — thankfully — standard on the G6E we’ve

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