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Here’s everything you need to know about the new 2023 Ford F-150 coming to Australia in the second half of next year.

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December 15: The new F-150 arrives in Australia for testing and tuning.

Both the F-150 XLT and Lariat are due to go on sale in Australia from the second half of 2023, and both variants are now with local engineers to ensure they live up to expectations. Story at the link below.

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September 19: F-150 may be the first RHD conversion for Oz.

Speaking with Wheels Media, Ford execs admitted that if the F-150 does well in Australia, and if production picks up, we might see the Maverick and Bronco coming down the pipeline as well. Story at the link below.

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April 5: History of the F-150 in Australia

As Ford brings back the F-150, we take a look at the pickup’s relationship with its market. Story at the link below.

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March 29: F-150 vs. Ranger, How Do They Compare?

Will the big F-150 step on the Ranger’s toes? We take a look at the specs released so far. Story at the link below.

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March 22: 2023 Ford F-150 confirmed for Australia


  • The F-150 will go on sale through Ford dealers in mid-2023.
  • RMA will complete remanufacturing on right hand drive in Melbourne.
  • Ford will offer a five year / unlimited kilometer warranty across Australia.

The 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck will officially go on sale in Australia, marking the return of the iconic F-series after a 16-year hiatus.

Ford Australia will import the 14th-generation F-150 and convert America’s best-selling vehicle to right-hand drive through Melbourne-based company RMA Automotive.

Australian suppliers will work three-quarters of the way to pass Australian Design Rules regulations, but also on our local roads.

The F-Series’ official return has been rumored for years – with anticipation rising after the 2021 model was spotted shortly after landing in Australia last year.

Ford Australia is noting local sales successes for RAM and Chevrolet large pickup trucks. The RAM 1500/2500/3500 range is distributed in Australia by Ateco, modifications by the Walkinshaw company are also responsible for the local version of the Chevrolet Silverado.

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Backed by demand for the pickup from Australian customers, Ford will copy the most popular grade from the United States market for local buyers, shipping the F-150 with a 3.5-litre ‘EcoBoost’ twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. . Its sole powertrain is paired with a 10-speed torque converter automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

The 298kW/678Nm EcoBoost F-150 has a towing capacity of 4.5 tonnes in the US – on par with both the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, US rivals that are now local competitors.

It’s also an improvement on the upcoming flagship Ranger Raptor, which scores a 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6 for the first time with an output of 292kW/583Nm, although the two models are designed for very different tasks.

Official confirmation of the F-150’s payload capacity has yet to be announced, but US specifications suggest it will carry between 1000-1200kg in bed.

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The overseas model is shown.

Only two grades of Crew Cab F-150 will be available at launch, with both the XLT and Lariat carrying over from the F-150’s home market thanks to their proven popularity. Specific details on pricing and features will be announced closer to launch.

However, Ford has confirmed that standard equipment will include its SYNC4 infotainment system, as well as safety technologies such as: Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System , see rear camera, auto high beam, reverse brake assist, reverse sensing system and post-collision braking.

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The overseas model is shown.

Ford Australia CEO Andrew Berkick said local interest for the F-150 has never been higher, making it an obvious decision to introduce the pickup to the Australian market.

“We’ve listened to fans and dealers and found a way to bring the F-150 to Australia,” he said.

As the pinnacle of ‘Bultford Tough’, it will give our customers even more choice when they’re in the market for a pickup. We can’t wait to open it.

“The F-150 is part of the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle line, for the past 40 years, with more than 40 million F-Series trucks produced. Local fans like this With the numbers, and sales of full-size trucks in Australia tripling in recent years, we just knew we had to find a way to bring it back to Australia.

“With the introduction of the F-150, along with our Ranger lineup, Ford’s comprehensive pickup truck range will offer a vehicle for every situation.”

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The overseas model is shown.

When asked if the F-150 would have the same in-house and aftermarket support as the Ranger, which saw ARB produce official accessories for the dual cab, Ford Australia’s global truck enterprise product line manager, Natalie Manaretti, said: Accessories for said puck. -up is still in development with Australian partners.

The Ford F-150 will be sold in Australia with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty – longer than the Ram and Chevrolet offerings, which are limited to a three-year/100,000-kilometre warranty.

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The overseas model is shown.

While more models from Ford’s global operations aren’t off the cards, Burke said the F-150 could open the floodgates for Blue Oval fans in Australia.

“The F-150 is part of a new wave of Ford vehicles for our Australian customers,” added Bass.

“We’re listening to customers and breaking down barriers to give them what they want – the best of our global lineup. And that’s where the F-150 came from.”

The F-Series was last sold in Australia between 2001 and 2006, when the F250 and F350 variants were imported from Brazil in right-hand drive style.

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October 2021: Exclusive – The 2021 Ford F-150 lands in Australia for evaluation

Ford has launched an F-150 pickup in the country, as the company works on Ram, Chevrolet, and Toyota.

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