September 29, 2023


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Do not be fooled: F-150 Lightning no nearer to Ford Australia showrooms

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A right-hand drive model of the electrical Ford F-150 Lightning has been spied in Australia, however it seems to be the work of a 3rd celebration.

A pair of photographs shared on X by consumer wynchil present an F-150 Lightning XLT within the Brisbane suburb of Morningside.

Nevertheless, Ford Australia says it isn’t accountable for bringing this car in, indicating it is a gray import car.

“Ford Australia has not re-manufactured any F-150 Lightnings to right-hand drive and doesn’t have any on fleet. We’re targeted on starting buyer deliveries of F-150 XLT and Lariat subsequent month,” a Ford Australia spokesperson instructed CarExpert.

We have now contacted varied right-hand drive conversion firms inside Queensland and can replace this text accordingly.

The Lightning is on the Division of Infrastructure’s Specialist and Fanatic Autos Register, which suggests it may be privately imported.

The spied mannequin seems to be an XLT, which begins at US$54,995 (AU$85,007).

Ford Australia confirmed earlier this 12 months the F-150 Lightning continues to be on its want listing for our market, however hasn’t confirmed any plans to deliver the car right here.

Over in america the F-150 Lightning comes with the selection of a normal dual-motor drivetrain throughout the Professional, XLT and Lariat variants and an prolonged vary dual-motor powertrain on the XLT, Lariat and Platinum.

The usual battery dual-motor powertrain produces 337kW of energy and 1050Nm of torque, with an EPA-estimated vary of 386km.

The prolonged battery dual-motor powertrain produces 433kW of energy and 1050Nm of torque, with an EPA-estimated vary of 483km-515km relying on the variant.

Ford Australia has already dedicated to the petrol powered F-150, with its first cargo of utes arriving into Australia in mid-August 2023.

The petrol-powered F-150 will probably be powered by a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 engine. The EcoBoost engine makes 298kW of energy and 678Nm of torque, despatched to all 4 wheels by means of a four-wheel drive system.

The XLT variants have a part-time four-wheel drive system with 2H, 4H, and 4L modes, whereas the Lariat variants have a full-time four-wheel drive system with a 4A mode.

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