Even though there were over 280 changes made to the
EB to create the ED, Ford's continued development of the
EB had seen so many improvements that the ED was simply
an evolution of an already popular and reliable car.
As the "XR" models were proving more and more
popular, Ford reserved the biggest styling changes for
them. Most distinguishable was the introdution of a unique
four-headlight cluster - giving the front appearance of
the car an agressive menacing look.
A "Supersport" suspension
option was developed by Tickford specifically for XR
models equipped with the impressive new 16-inch wheel
and 50-scries Michelin tyre
The Falcon S model came to an end, to be replaced by
the revival of the "Futura" designation,
a mid range model nestled between the entry level GLi
and the plush Fairmont.
Standard equipment on the Futura
included ABS brakes
(also standard on the ED Fairmont),
cruise control, an eight-speaker sound system, full
instrumentation, digital clock, bodycolour door handles
(now standard on all Falcon models except GLi), lamps
for ignition lock and map-reading, inertia reel centre
lap/sash seat belt.