The Ford Falcon UTE - A Hit In Australia

Australia's got a pretty cool truck in the Ford Falcon UTE, which is available as a cab chassis as shown in this promo photo with the flatbed installed. Pretty swank looking rig! It doesn't look anything like a work truck, but get this: it has a capacity up to 1,240kg (2,733 lbs)!! Look how nice and low to the ground it is. Easy to work from.

The Falcon UTE Chassis Cab is available in three models. The one shown here is the top of the line. The chassis cab's come with a 4.0 litre DOHC I-6 engine and a 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto transmission. The XR6 has all the bells and whistles including 4-way power seat, power windows and locks, CD player and much more. There is an available E-Gas option for a factory built LPG unit using the 4.0 litre engine with a 4-speed automatic. The optional one tonne suspension gives the maximum payload. A 2,300 kg (5,070 lbs) towpack is available.

When I was in Syndey a few years ago, I saw plenty of these kind of trucks and thought how useful they were. I didn't realize that Ford was doing such a great job down under. The Falcon UTE is an excellent offering and just a portion of Ford's presence in Australia. For more information on the Falcon UTE and other Ford products in Australia, visit Ford's website at www.ford.com.au.

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