Ford Futura

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Ford BFII Futura Sedan

The Ford Futura is a lairge caur made bi Ford Australia atween 1962 an 2008. Awtho the last Futura wis pairt o the BF Series Ford Falcon range it wis badged an mercatit as the 'Ford Futura' rather than as the 'Ford Falcon Futura'. Ford Australia first uised the Futura name on the Ford Falcon Futura which wis introduced in 1962 as the new luxury sedan in the Falcon XL Series range. The name wis dropped frae the XR Falcon range of 1966 an re-introduced in the XW range o 1969. It wis discontinued again for the XC Series o 1976 an re-appeared in the ED range o 1993. The name wis uised continuously bi Ford Australie frae that time till the replacement o the BF Series Ford Futura bi the FG Series Ford G6 in 2008.

US mercat[eedit | eedit soorce]

Logo plaque frae 1960s US Futura

In the Unitit States, Ford Futura mey be considered an automobile model name that wis niver quite born. Scheduled tae denote a new sedan entry for the North American mercat in 2005 (the 2006 model year),[1][2] the caur it wis destined for wis renamed Ford Fusion while still unner development, due tae a trademark dispute. Futura proved tae be awned bi the Pep Boys auto pairts chain, due tae a tire line mercatit bi them unner that brand.[3] Ford's claim failed acause the company haed no uised the name for mair nor three years.

The company did uise the name sporadically for several decades. In the 1950s, the Lincoln Futura show caur providit the basis for the Batmobile later uised in the Batman televeesion series. In the early 1960s, the Ford Falcon haed a specialty coupe submodel cawed Futura, an the same wis true o the Ford Fairmont in the late 1970s.

Dutch mercat[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 2000s, Ford in the Netherlands haes Futura special editions o mony o its mainstream models.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Australian Ford Falcon Collection, © 1989

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