All 1500 cars were eagerly snapped up buy eager buyers. Now it is hoping to repeat that success with a Series II Limited Edition G6. The 2010 G6 LE is identical in specification to last year's model but gets prestige paint at no extra cost.
The LE is $36,990 drive-away, $500 more than the previous LE. Buyers get almost $4000 of additional equipment at no extra cost. Ford Australia vice president marketing, sales and service, Beth Donovan, says the overwhelming success of last year's LE prompted its return.
"The 2010 G6 LE offers customers almost $13,000 of net retail value compared to the regular G6, so we expect demand will continue to be strong," she says. Rather than increase the build numbers, Ford is sticking with another 1500 LEs.
Based on the popular G6, the LE version gets a host of additional features, including special exterior finishes and luxury interior. There are 18-inch G Series alloys, special colour accents on the grille, fog light bezels and rear bumper insert, as well as "Limited Edition" badging.
Inside standard equipment includes side curtain airbags, leather-detailed seat trim, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel with satin alloy audio and cruise control buttons, iPod integration and Bluetooth integration. The LE is also available with a dedicated E-Gas LPG engine and four-speed automatic.
E-Gas models get 17-inch alloys to differentiate it from the petrol model. The dedicated LPG E-Gas version is an extra $2000, while a $2000 government grant from the LPG Vehicle Scheme is available to eligible customers. The return of the LE marks a continuing attempt by Ford to lift its appeal.
The performance XR sedans still overshadows the G Series cars. Of all Falcons sold, more than 43 per cent are XR cars. Dealers are currently selling 2009 XR6 stock for $36,490 driveaway.