Back in March 2022, The Blue Oval announced that it would be exporting the Ford F-150 to Australia, where a company called RMA Automotive will convert those pickups to right-hand drive before they’re sold to customers. The very first batch of F-150s was slated to be shipped to Australia last October, though that process actually didn’t begin until this past February following a bit of a delay. With those trucks set to finally be delivered to customers next month, it recently became evident that there are a few interesting differences between the Australian Ford F-150 and the American version, but customers in that country will soon be able to purchase select accessories for their pickup, which are already quite popular in the states, according to CarExpert.
According to Ford Australia F-Series brand manager Peter Zikas, Ford F-150 customers in that country will be able to choose from a total of six official Blue Oval accessories when the pickup launches in November. For now, that list includes a rolling tonneau cover, a vinyl tonneau cover, and a hood protector, while the rest – along with pricing for these accessories – remains a mystery for now.
However, as is the case in the U.S., Australian F-150 customers will have plenty of aftermarket parts available for their shiny new pickups in the coming months and years, including a bull bar, as well as some bits and pieces available from a familiar name – ARB. It’s unclear what that company will offer for the F-150 at this time, but it already sells a range of accessories for the Ranger and Everest that can be purchased directly from Ford dealers in Australia.
As Ford Authority reported a few days ago, the F-150 may not be the last Ford vehicle shipped to Australia and converted to right-hand drive for that market, though for now at least, there are no clear plans in place to add to that existing lineup.