Ford F-150 confirmed for Australia
April 1, 2022
It’s official: Ford F-150 coming to Ford Australia showrooms next year.
The Ford F Series pick-up will return to Ford Australia showrooms mid-2023 – after a 16-year absence – following the announcement today of a factory-backed local remanufacturing operation.
Ford Australia has confirmed the Ford F-150 will be coming to Australia next year, and sold via its national showroom network with a five year/unlimited kilometre warranty alongside the rest of its model range.
Before the Ford F-250 and Ford F-350 pick-ups were sold in Australia from 2001 to 2008, the Ford F-150 (and its predecessor the Ford F-100) were sold on-and-off in Australia across several generations from the 1970s to the 1990s.
The 2023 Ford F-150 due in Australia next year is the 14th generation of one of the world’s biggest-selling vehicles; more than 40 million have been sold globally since 1948.
As Drive reported exclusively last year, Ford Australia has appointed Thailand-based engineering firm RMA to remanufacture the Ford F-150 from left-hand-drive to right-hand-drive in a new facility not far from the former Falcon assembly line in Broadmeadows.
Although RMA has never previously conducted a remanufacturing program of this scale – it so far has specialised in up-fitting Ford Ranger utes for police, military and mining use in South East Asia – the local F-150 program will be closely supervised by a team of Ford engineers in Australia and Detroit.