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'Built Ford Tough' F-Series Trucks

'Built Ford Tough' F-Series Trucks To Make Their Mark In New Zealand

The number one selling vehicle range in the USA for the last 20 years, the Ford F-Series, is to stamp its mark on the New Zealand landscape later this year with the launch of an XL and XLT range of trucks.

There will be five derivatives of the Ford F-250 and F-350 for the New Zealand market in a variety of cab and body styles, in both two and four wheel drive with manual or automatic transmission.

The trucks, available as a 5.4L V8 petrol or 7.3L V8 turbo diesel, have been engineered and manufactured in right hand drive, making the conversion process that applied to previous imports unnecessary.

The massive power plants in the vehicles provide the trucks with class leading power and torque figures, and also number one spot payload and towing capacity figures in their respective segments.

"These vehicles are huge - there is quite simply nothing else similar to vehicles of this size and versatility available in New Zealand," said Light Truck brand manager Jane Winterman.

"These vehicles are capable of lifting and towing phenomenal weights, and are effectively a mobile work shop. We believe that there will be a great deal of demand for these vehicles amongst engineers, tradespeople and outdoors orientated small business operators such as landscapers and developers."

"Recreational and sports people who want a solid reliable 'Built Ford Tough' vehicle that is capable of towing and transporting a boat, equipment and up to five people in comfort and style will find their needs met by F-Series trucks."

Ford F-Series trucks can be accessorised to suit specific requirements and extend their versatility even further. Accessories for the vehicles include bull, tow and sports bars, bonnet protector, headlamp guards, weather shields, carpet floor mats, mud spats, fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Ford New Zealand is also working towards developing additional accessories that will be tailor made for local conditions, such as tray mounted storage bins, tool boxes and bed liners.

Standard features across the Ford F-Series range include:
- Power steering
- Front disc brakes
- Limited slip differential
- Air conditioning
- Power mirrors
- Dual airbags
- Cruise control
- Tinted windows
- 4 tonne hydraulic jack

The F-Series trucks will be available in New Zealand from November, and pricing will be announced closer to launch.


KEY FEATURES – XL vs XLT

XL XLT
16" Steel Wheels 16" Alloy Wheels
Painted front bumper Chromed front bumper
Painted rear step bumper (P/U only) Chromed rear step bumper (P/U only)
Front single driver-bench passenger seat Front Single Drive and Passenger Seats with dual level console
- Power windows
- Remote entry

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