The XW Falcon was released in June 1969 replacing the XT Falcon. The XW was an extensive facelift of the XT, featuring a new grille and tail lights. Almost all exterior panels were new and the interior was extensively redesigned.
The XW Falcon range featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models.
- Ford Falcon Sedan
- Ford Falcon Wagon
- Ford Falcon 500 Sedan
- Ford Falcon 500 Wagon
- Ford Futura Sedan
- Ford Fairmont Sedan
- Ford Fairmont Wagon
- Ford Falcon GT
- Ford Falcon Utility
- Ford Falcon Van
- Ford Falcon 500 Utility
The Futura was new for the XW, reviving a name last used in the 1965 XP Falcon range. A Grand Sport rally option package was available on Falcon 500, Futura & Fairmont sedans.
The limited production, high performance Falcon GT-HO was released two months after the mainstream models. A further development, the GT-HO Phase II was released in August 1970.
3.1 litre & 3.6 litre in-line six cylinder engines carried over from the XT Falcon as did the 5.0 litre V8. A 5.8 litre V8 was introduced with the XW.
Production of the XW Falcon range totalled 105,785 vehicles. 2,287 XW Falcon GTs and 662 XW GT-HOs were built.
The XW Falcon was replaced by the XY Falcon in November 1970.