Australia’s Walkinshaw Group began importing Ram Heavy Dutys into Australia last year, promptly selling out of the 40 trucks they had allotted. This demonstrated a clear demand for big American pickups down under, so naturally, other companies have stepped in for a piece of the action.
The latest company to get the proper certification from the Australian government to import American pickups into the country and convert them to right-hand drive is the Philippines’ Shogun Conversions. According to CarAdvice.com.au, the company already has certification for the GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 and are working on becoming certified for the Ram 2500 and 3500 and Ford F-250 and F350 Super Duty.
While other companies exist in Australia to convert American pickups, Shogun’s vehicles may be cheaper. Because they will import and convert the trucks in the Philippines where the labor is cheaper, their trucks may undercut the $140,000 AUD converted trucks Walkinshaw purveys.
A timeline for when Shogun’s converted heavy duty pickups will arrive in Australia has yet to be provided.