Okay so its highly unlikely that the falcon will ever be exported beyond say NZ. But the engines used in the falcons might find homes elsewhere so as a thought exercise its not completely pointless. But if Ford OZ were to ever export the falcon three obvious markets exist. UK, Japan and South Africa. Simply because they are RHD.
One of the major problems with trying to break into these markets would be the size of the falcon. Okay you can't really change that, but you can make them sound smaller and a little more economical.
I think destroking the inline 6 to 3.3L would not be a unreasonable task, it would provide a more "sane" sounding engine capacity. It could also provide fuel economy benifits.
Here is what I think a export lineup should look like:
3.3L DOHC 24 valve twin VCT inline 6 engine
160Kw & 315 Nm Petrol
135Kw & 310 Nm LPG * Automatic only
(Based of XT with destroked engine this model could also be sold in NZ)
4.0L DOHC 24 valve twin cam VCT inline 6 engine
182Kw & 380 Nm * Automatic only
(Based off Forte or Fairmont)
5.4L 24 valve VCT V8 engine
220Kw & 470Nm
(Based off Fairmont Ghia Auto only)
4.0L DOHC 24 valve twin cam VCT inline 6 intercooled turbo engine
240kw & 450Nm
5.4L 32 Valve Twin cam VCT V8 engine
260Kw & 500Nm
Obviously if you could get a badge like 330 or 540 onto a car, it would have some resonance. Admittedly BMW wouldn't like it, but you can't trademark a number, and you could put a little decimal point in it.. ie 3.30 or 5.40 Hehehe.. And as these are engine capacities they would have a weaker arguement.
The 3.3L engines could be fitted with shorter diffs, or more revy cams(Peak HP ~@6100rpm) to make up a bit of the performance diffrence (i added 10kw to the scaled down power output to factor in some minor performance enhancement). If this was to occur with BA series II models, which would be lighter, the performance diffrence wouldn't be massive anyway.
The 3.3L LPG could find use in Taxi and fleet cars to help disolve some costs, as could the 3.3L petrol. YOu could try the HK taxi market again.
Given UK and NZ obsession with diesel, offering a turbo diesel ~3.x litre engine would be worthwhile addition.
Fitted with 5 or 6 speed autos and new 6 speed man, these cars I think with the right positioning and dealers involved, could indeed sell at a small volume.
Who in the UK could resist a car with 330 badging, a sweet revy i6, practical,economical, nice interior, rwd, and Vectra pricing!!!
But like I said, highly unlikely, but interesting.