"FPV has always had the goal to extend the brand beyond Falcon-based product and I'm very pleased to be able to showcase the first new offering," FPV GM, Rod Barrett said. "The new F6 X is designed for the family that enjoys performance vehicle motoring and appreciates a true sports luxury feel." Derived from Ford's Territory, the FPV F6 X is equipped with the high-performance F6 270 Turbo 4.0-litre DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine, producing 270kW of power and 550Nm of torque, matched to the ZF six-speed automatic transmission and a full time all-wheel drive system.
The F6 X is fitted with a number of the advanced active and passive safety features, including Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control and four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Side curtain airbags and dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags are standard equipment. Braking performance is enhanced by Brembo six-piston front calipers and FPV calibration for the ABS & DSC systems.
Ride and handling has been re-tuned to produce a firmer sports feel. The cabin of the F6 X includes a unique Shadow and Pumice two-tone seat trim, along with six-way power adjustment and three position memory for the driver's seat. The two tone treatment is continued through to the third row on the seven-seat variant.
The instrument cluster features an engine speed red line and distinctive FPV blue illumination, while FPV scuff plates and alloy pedals add to the list of interior appointments. Each vehicle also comes with its own unique build plate mounted on the gear selector surround. F6 X exterior styling cues include a high tech front mesh grille insert, plus a rear spoiler and alloy running boards, 'Molten Metal' accents on the front skid plate, bonnet air scoop, door mirror scalps and rear skid plate.
18-inch Alpine Silver five-spoke alloys are exclusive to the F6 X. Exterior paint colours include Winter White, Platinum Haze, Seduce, Dash, Nitro, Sensation, Ego and Silhouette. The new FPV F6 X is due to go on sale early 2008. Full pricing will be released closer to launch.