2024 Ford F-150 facelift revealed, Australian timing confirmed

America’s favourite pick-up cops a subtle makeover and new tech, and will hit Australia next year


Ford has taken the covers off the updated version of its global best-seller, the F-150 pick-up, which will hit showrooms in the US later this year.


-Minor tweaks for America’s best selling truck
-Facelift comes too late for first Australian customers
-Local deliveries for F-150 in sight

Unfortunately, it’s arrived a little bit too late for the first batch of locally engineered F-150 utes, which are on their way to Aussie customers right now.

The updated 2024 Ford F-150 was revealed on the eve of the Detroit Motor Show, with minor revisions to the front fascia, a new entry-level engine option, a greater focus on hybrid powertrains and a streamlined model line-up.

In fact, Ford says it will cut 90 per cent of ordering options from the current line-up by adding more features as standard and bundling others together as packages.

The 2.7-litre six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine is now standard in place of the previous 3.3-litre naturally-aspirated petrol V6, while the rest of the powertrain line-up remains unchanged.

Ford has increased the availability of the F-150 hybrid, now a no-cost option for 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 variants. It aims for it to become one of America’s best-selling hybrid vehicles.

A new bonnet, grille and headlight array pretty much sums up the design changes for the 2024 F-150, while an optional side-swing Pro Access tailgate was also revealed.

The tailgate swings open from the passenger side and can be locked at three different angles. It also retains the ability to be lowered like a traditional tailgate.

New storage compartments for the cargo bed, along with the addition of notches that allow the bed to be divided into different compartments.

Onboard tech has been updated with Ford’s latest version of its BlueCruise hands-free driving functionality, while an exit warning system that alerts exiting drivers of vehicles and pushbikes has also been added.

The F-150 is Ford’s best-selling product by a wide margin, with more than 500,000 sold to the end of August. In 2023, the F-150 generated a whopping $60 billion in revenue for the company.

Local deliveries of Ford F-150 underway

The updated F-150 reveal comes mere days before the localised version of the pre-update 2023 F-150 is delivered to its first customers in Australia.

Ford offers two trim levels of the F-150 in Australia from $106,950 for the entry-level XLT, stretching to $139,950 for the flagship Lariat, all before on-road costs.

Both models will be available in short- and long-wheelbase forms, with LWB models offering an additional 303 millimetres of length between the axles for an extra $995 over the asking price of SWB versions.

Both are powered by Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, which imbues the big utes with 298kW and 698Nm.

Ford Australia says the updated version of the F-150 will arrive here next year.

“The updated MY24 F-150, revealed in the US today, is an exciting vehicle, the latest edition of America’s favourite pick-up,” the company said in a statement.

“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.”