2014 Ford F-250 Performax review - Cars Guide

American motoring icons are usually muscle cars, but there’s a bigger and better offering from Uncle Sam that’s just about to re-launch in Australia - the one and only Ford F-Series truck, the world’s largest-selling SUV. The big Ford F-250 units – they weigh 3. 4 tonnes each and are powered by a 6. 7-litre turbo diesel – are about to hit the streets thanks to a Queensland firm. With 70 staff, Performax has been in the US conversion market for 25 years with Chevrolet Corvette and large US utes or pickups. However the booming ute market market has seen an opportunity via the big Ford – with Ford Australia no longer importing F-Series trucks – to bring in a vehicle that will appeal to a small segment of the market that needs a large towing vehicle... The F-250 is rated to 4. 5 tonnes but can tow up to 7. 5 tonnes with air brakes and appropriate towing equipment. The Ford F-Series F-250 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models start from $105,000. They will be sold through Performax International as well as around 20 existing multi-franchise dealers around Australia that are primed to link with... Parts backup comes via Performax having a parts warehouse with $600,000 of stock on hand. Source: www.carsguide.com.au