I don't know if it has dawned on all of you that the naming of the new Falcon BA is a very significant event for Ford Aus. This is the first time a model code has altered during the run of a body style. To date there have been 6 body styles of Falcon since its release in September 1960. The first body style XK/L/M/P, the second, XR/T/W/Y, third XA/B/C, fourth XD/E/F, fifth EA/B/D/F/L and current AU/BA.
I am pretty sure that it wouldn't have been planned to change model codes mid run, but as a result of the poor sales of the AU it was necessary to create a greater distinction between the two models. I think it was a good move.
Certainly fooled all of us who have been calling it the AV for the last year or so!
And is, so far, the fastest Ford to come out of Oz.
i agree with chubbz watch in years 2 come how many people will be trying 2 get there hands on a TS50 i also belive that one day our kids will be saying "ohhh how mad is the TS50" they will treat it like we treat our classics,like xy gt n so on......but my personal opinion is AY would have been more catchy,but we will get use 2 BA...
Look at as many new BA falcon pics as u can. and then goto fords website and look at the current AUIII. Its a shock. its like the AU looks so outdated it aint funny. I think the BA is going to go places. thats my 2cents worth anyway.
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