Ford Australia is delivering on the dreams of truck enthusiasts with an announcement that the legendary F-150 will arrive in Australia by mid-2023, through a right-hand drive, local remanufacturing program with RMA Automotive Holdings Pty Ltd.
Ford Australia has engaged RMA Automotive to give Australian consumers access to America’s best-selling vehicle, with the convenience of a nationwide dealer network and the peace of mind of a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
The F-150, a part of Ford F-Series, has earned its stripes as part of America’s top-selling truck line thanks to its exceptional performance, towing, cargo capacity, safety and technology.
It’s built to work hard, and play harder, and will suit Australian customers who want Ford’s biggest, boldest, most capable pick-up, giving them the freedom to live life exactly the way they want to.
In what is huge news for the many fans of the American truck, the arrival of the F-150 comes on the back of dealer and customer influence, and with Ford Australia’s product development team’s assistance.
RMA Automotive has more than 30 years of engineering expertise, and is considered one of the world’s leading suppliers of modified vehicles, with over 100,000 modified Ford vehicles delivered globally to date.
As a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), Ford’s relationship with RMA dates back to 1997, with projects in markets from Europe and North America, to Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.
Remanufacturing of the vehicles from left-hand drive to right-hand drive will take place in an RMA Automotive-leased facility at the Merrifield Business Park in Mickleham, north of Melbourne.
Located in the same precinct as Ford’s new parts supply and logistics hub, and close to their engineering head office in Campbellfield, engineers from Ford and RMA will collaborate to ensure the vehicles are remanufactured to Ford’s high standards.
Australian-delivered F-150 models will be offered exclusively with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed transmission, delivering 298kW of power and 678Nm of torque. It will be offered only in a Crew Cab body style.
The F-150 also comes fully loaded with tech and safety features, with smart innovations, including Ford SYNC4, collision assist with AEB, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and a rear view camera.
Auto high beam, reverse brake assist, a reverse sensing system and post-collision braking will also feature. It will offer a 4.5 tonne braked towing capacity. Further specifications and pricing will be shared closer to launch in mid-2023.