First shipment of Ford F-150 pick-ups arrives in Australia, in showrooms soon
The first shipment of Ford F-150 pick-ups has docked in Melbourne ahead of local conversion from left- to right-hand-drive in a factory not far from the former Ford Falcon production line at Broadmeadows.
The world’s biggest-selling pick-up, the Ford F-150, is weeks away from customer deliveries in Australia after the first bulk shipment docked in Melbourne overnight after a 10-week, 15,000km journey from the US.
The first batch of 98 vehicles – with more shipments on the water, close behind – are on the their way to be remanufactured from left- to right-hand-drive in a new factory not far from the former Ford Falcon production line in Broadmeadows on the northern outskirts of Melbourne.
The vehicles in the first shipment represent the cross-section of the four models in the Australian Ford F-150 line-up:
Ford F-150 XLT short wheelbase: $106,950Ford F-150 XLT long wheelbase: $107,945Ford F-150 Laria