Ford Australia has kicked off customer deliveries of the iconic Ford F-150. To mark the
milestone, the company recently invited select owners to tour the RMA Automotive facility
in Mickleham, north of Melbourne, where the vehicles are re-manufactured into right-hand

The customers met Ford Australia’s Product Development engineers as well as RMA
Automotive leadership for an in-depth tour into the facility, which can re-manufacture up to
20 F-150s each day, using an assembly line with 65 individual stations.

The re-manufacturing process takes around 22 working hours over three days to complete
each vehicle.

The customers also had a chance to take an F-150 for a test drive, experiencing the
truck’s unbeatable capability, comfort and Built Ford Tough quality first-hand.

Originally manufactured in Detroit, United States, the F-150s undergo a comprehensive re-
manufacturing process at the facility. The rigorous process requires around 500 new parts
and recalibration of key systems to suit Australian needs, including the steering, climate
control, lighting systems, as well as the instrument panel and software upgrades.

Located in the same precinct as Ford Australia’s new parts distribution centre, the 21,000
sqm RMA Automotive facility sees engineers from Ford and RMA Automotive collaborate
to ensure the F-150s are re-manufactured to exacting ‘Built Ford Tough’ standards, with
the aim to offer the same unbeatable quality, capability and comfort that have captured the
hearts of F-150 customers for 75 years.

The Ford F-150 XLT and Lariat, in both short wheelbase and long wheelbase variants, is
now available for Australian customers alongside the full Ford vehicle range through
Ford’s nationwide dealer network.

Both models are powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine paired with a 10-speed
automatic transmission.

Prices range from $106,950 for the XLT SWB through to $140,945 for the Lariat LWB. On-
road costs need to be added.

Nationwide customer deliveries will ramp up throughout November. For more information
on the Ford F-150, visit Ford website

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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