Over the years we have experienced an extensive amount of enquiry in relation to the F truck otherwise known as the Effie. With such a high demand still…..American Automotive Australia/Victorian American Imports are excited to announce that we are now able to offer these amazing vehicles for sale to the Australian Market along with our extensive American pickup truck range.
For those buyers who need a tougher, alternate truck, we offer the hard-working Super Duty line of pickups today.
F-250 Super Duty Highlights
The Super Duty's exterior styling reveals much of what you need to know about this truck - especially the locomotive-like hood and grille, which hints at the big power that lurks beneath.
The 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 boasts 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of earth-moving torque which shifts through a six-speed automatic transmission.
When properly equipped, diesel F-250 models have a maximum payload capacity of 1,923 Kgs and are capable of fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer towing up to 7620 Kgs.
The F-250 is available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab body styles. The Regular Cab features two doors and a single row of seating, the Extended Cab adds a small second row of seating and the Crew Cab has four doors and an expanded rear cabin area
Rear-wheel-drive models use a twin I-beam front suspension, while four-wheel-drive variants utilize a live front axle. Both feature a live rear axle along with leaf springs at all four corners. These suspension setups play a big part in the Super Duty's strong payload and towing ratings.
The Inside Story
The Super Duty's interior is a surprisingly refined and high-tech space. Extensive sound deadening measures make for a luxury car-quiet cabin - all the better to make use of the Bluetooth-based "SYNC" connectivity system, which come standard on all but the base model.
SYNC allows smartphone users to place calls and stream music by using voice commands or steering wheel-mounted buttons. It can also read incoming texts aloud to help the driver keep his or her eyes on the road, and allows the use of Ford-approved apps like The Wall Street Journal news and Pandora radio.
The Super Duty can also be spec'd with MyFord Touch, an infotainment system that builds on SYNC by letting users control everything from navigation to climate control to the sound system with voice commands. MyFord Touch also features a centre-mounted eight-inch touchscreen, dual 4.2-inch displays in the instrument cluster and touch-sensitive controls in the centre stack. For use in the Super Duty, Ford modified the system to better accommodate the needs of pickup users - changes include more redundant buttons for audio and climate controls that can be used with work gloves on.
As one would expect of a work-focused pickup, there are numerous cup holders and storage nooks interspersed throughout the cabin. Material quality ranges from hard plastics in base trucks to supple leather and imitation wood accents on up-level models.
Trim Level Breakdown
The Super Duty is offered in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels.
The stripped-out work truck of the line-up, the XL, comes standard with A/C, vinyl upholstery, vinyl floor coverings, a two-speaker AM/FM stereo, black plastic exterior trim and 17-inch steel wheels.
The XLT adds power windows, locks and mirrors, cruise control, SYNC, an upgraded four-speaker stereo with a CD player and an AUX input, keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, cloth upholstery, floor carpeting, an integrated trailer brake controller and 17-inch aluminium wheels.
The Lariat brings leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, MyFord Touch, a rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, fog lights, an eight-speaker audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, power-adjustable pedals, a power rear window, imitation wood trim and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The King Ranch includes upgraded leather upholstery, a navigation system, unique exterior trim (including two-tone paint), power-folding and telescoping mirrors and 20-inch polished aluminium wheels.
The range-topping Platinum gets copious amounts of chrome adorning the door handles, mirror caps, running boards, exhaust tip and tow hook, perforated mesh accents and a satin chrome surround for the grille, and unique 20-inch wheels. Inside, there's unique faux-wood trim, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and premium leather upholstery.
An available FX4 Off-Road Package prepares the Super Duty for tackling tough trails with Rancho shocks, an electronic locking rear differential, skid plates, hill descent control and all-terrain tires.
All Super Duty models are fitted with dual front, front side and side-curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems along with Belt-minder, chime and flashing warning light on instrumental cluster if belts not buckled, Child tethers and Seat belts - colour coordinated with height adjustment (front outboard seating positions only)
The Super Duty is also fitted with Remote keyless entry and perimeter and an anti-theft alarm and Securi Lock Anti-Theft Ignition. Call now for a quote on your new EFFI.