Ford Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the highly anticipated F-150, with the American icon set to arrive in showrooms later this year. Kicking off from $106,950 plus on-roads, four variants will be on offer.
Backed by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, customers will be able to take ownership of either an XLT or LARIAT, in short or long wheelbase. The reintroduction of F-Series comes after significant demand from Aussies.
Following extensive re-engineering work by Ford Australia and RMA Automotive, both the XLT and LARIAT F-150 will feature the top-selling 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, coupled with 10-speed automatic transmission in 4×4 Crew Cab configuration.
With 298kW and 678Nm across the range, the F-150 blends effortless torque across its rev range by using clever technology. This includes Ford’s port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system, which uses a pair of injectors per cylinder.
Twin-intercooled turbochargers offer on-demand power while minimising lag, which is especially important when towing; with all F-150 models in Australia capable of hauling 4.5-tonnes (braked).
The XLT is the perfect accompaniment for customers wanting compelling capability from their pick-up, paired with no-nonsense ruggedness. It features 20-inch six-spoke machined-aluminium wheels, and chrome front and rear bumpers.
Black platform running boards, a tailgate with flexible step and work surface and a Tough Bed spray-in bedliner are also included.
The F-150 XLT also features underbody skid plates, 12-way power (including lumbar) driver cloth seat and 10-way power (including lumbar) front passenger cloth seat, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, FordPass Connect and dual zone auto climate control.
Power adjustable foot pedals, a rear view camera and rear parking sensors, Ford pro-trailer back-up assist and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking also feature, along with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping aid and a driver alert system.
The SWB price is as above, while the LWB hits the tarmac at $107,945 plus on-roads.
As the flagship of the Australian range, the F-150 LARIAT provides customers advanced levels of luxury alongside its uncompromised ability as a vehicle perfectly tailored to both work and play.
Ford’s pinnacle of full-size pick-ups in Australia boasts additional features over and above the XLT variant, including premium mesh insert grille with chrome surround, and a chrome appearance package.
The latter includes mirror scalps, door handles, belt mouldings, tow hooks and running boards, while there’s also a powered twin-panel moonroof and LED headlights, fog lights and taillamps.
It also grabs leather-accented seats, that are heated and cooled up front and heated in the rear, with both front seats featuring 12-way power adjustment (including lumbar). There’s a floor mounted shifter, and dual 12.0-inch infotainment and instrument screens.
A B&O unleashed sound system with 18 speakers is joined by a 360-degree camera, intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop-go, lane centring, speed sign recognition, evasive steering assist, intersection assist and wireless phone charging.
The F-150 LARIAT SWB is $139,950 and its LWB sibling is $140,945 – both plus on-roads. Earlier this month, the first of the F-150s that will be re-manufactured in Australia rolled off the production line in Dearborn, and are now en-route.