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Ford’s just-revealed facelifted 2024 F-150 has been confirmed for an Australian introduction late next year – about 15 months after the local-market introduction of the model year 2023 full-size pick-up.
Speaking to CarsGuide, Ford Australia Product Communications and Motorsport Manager Ben Nightingale said the focus for the brand is currently customer deliveries of the right-hand-drive remanufactured 2023 F-150 to customers, but confirmed the updated model for local sale.
“The updated MY24 F-150, revealed in the US today, is an exciting vehicle, the latest edition of America's favourite pick-up,” he said.
“In Australia, we're looking forward to first deliveries of right-hand drive MY23 F-150 making their way to customers in coming weeks.
“The updated model will come to Australia, and can be expected to start arriving in late 2024.”
The model Ford Australia is launching later this month is the 2023 F-150, but where the 2024 version differs is in a slightly revised exterior and interior design.
New LED headlights and bumpers feature for an even boxier look, while the former is also better incorporated into a fresh grille.
At the rear, there’s now a trick tailgate that can swing open or fold down, which Ford calls the ‘Pro Access Tailgate’.
Inside, a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster and same-sized multimedia touchscreen is now standard across the board, replacing the lower grades’ 8.0-inch components.
In the US, Ford is also discontinuing the 3.3-litre V6 engine option.
But how does this affect the Australian line-up?
Obviously exterior changes will carryover for next year’s F-150 in the Australian market, but the base XLT grade looks to score an equipment bump thanks to the larger interior displays, as well as gaining LED headlights to replace halogen bulbs.
Australia’s top-spec Lariat looks to carryover as before, albeit with the styling tweaks.
As a reminder, the two-variant 2023 F-150 line-up is available from $106,950 before on-road costs for the XLT short-wheelbase, extending to $107,945 for the long-wheelbase version.
The Lariat is priced at $139,945 and $150,945 for the SWB and LWB variants respectively.
All versions are powered by 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 engine making 298kW/678Nm, and sends drive to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
All Australian F-150s are imported from North America and then right-hand-drive remanufactured with the help of RMA Automotive, then sold to local customers.
Despite this, Ford Australia backs its F-150 with a full five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.