The F-150 is returning to Australia.
Dearborn’s big brute is setting sail for the Great Southern Land, with the Blue Oval confirming the legendary Ford F-150 will be made available in Australia in 2023. The announcement should be music to the ears of myriad Australians who, like Americans, adore the pickup truck – or ute, as it’s known over there.
Currently, Ford Australia has just the Ranger which remains the country’s best-selling 4×4 vehicle. But with Ram able to offer the 1500 full-size truck down under, the Blue Oval couldn’t just sit around doing nothing. As such, the CrewCab will be offered with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed transmission in XLT or Lariat trim.
“We’ve listened hard to fans and dealers and found a way to bring F-150 to Australia. As the pinnacle of ‘Built Ford Tough’, it will give our customers even more choice when they’re in the market for a pick-up. We just can’t wait to unleash it,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand.