Top Secret Truck by Ford Rumored To Be Called “The Maverick”
Image Source: Edmunds.com
Automotive news sites like Carbuzz and Edmunds have leaked spy photos of a Ford Truck currently being designed under the radar. Ford is trying to keep its new compact truck hidden from prying eyes as it is speculated that a new pickup truck is underway. There are plenty of concept images and renderings on the internet about this secret project by Ford, but we can only assume how the truck will look like at the final design phase. The “Maverick” is one name the secret truck has been given and provided by the commentary of automotive analysts and Ford insiders, we can have confidence that the truck will very likely carry that name into the final production phase.
It is speculated that the 2022 Ford Maverick will be a compact-sized truck that will be positioned under the midsize Ford Ranger in Ford’s truck line-up. There is supposition around the fact that the Ford Maverick will share some of the underpinnings from the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport. While Ford has not yet announced an exact release date for their compact truck project, it is safe to assume that the Ford Maverick will be made available sometime in late 2021 or yearly to mid-2022 if everything goes according to plan for Ford
A CNBC report stated the production of the Maverick has begun at Ford’s Hermosillo factory in Mexico, which happens to be the same facility where a leaked image of a pre-production model was seen. But under the hood, the Maverick’s engine is a complete mystery for now and no official pricing numbers have been released.
News and Fast Facts
There have been recent Maverick prototype images that have been observed having four doors, which suggests that the truck will resemble a crew-cab design, but its bed length is still up for questioning. Ford is taking a different approach toward the design of the Maverick, while the rest of the other truck brands continue to build full-size pickups, Ford is investing in a demographic of potential truck buyers that may be in the market for something a little smaller and more economical.
Here are some highlights:
- One of Ford’s latest truck projects involves producing a compact truck for 2022.
- The Ford Maverick will share components from the Bronco Sport and Escape.
- A potential debut could be scheduled for the second half of 2021.
Powertrain Details and Specifications
Engine options for the Ford Maverick are still unknown to the public, but we can only assume by comparing the Ford Escape and Ford Bronco Sport since both of them will serve as inspiration for the Maverick’s design. The cheapest version of the Ford Escape for example houses a turbocharged 1.5 L 3-cylinder engine capable of 181hp with the base Ford Bronco Sport sharing the same engine. But it is very likely that the Bronco Sport’s optional 245hp turbocharged 2.0 L will be a more likely pairing coupled with all-wheel drive, but the final decision is up to Ford.
Projected Price Range
Since the Maverick will be positioned under the Ford Ranger, it is also expected to be cheaper than the Ranger. For reference, a current 2021 base model Ford Ranger retails at a starting price of $24,820 (plus destination fee), which means the Maverick will cost less than that, but final pricing remains to be determined by Ford.
Integrating the SYNCⓇ 4 System
With the release of the new SYNCⓇ 4 System in the Mustang MachE, it is very likely that the Maverick will be equipped with the same vehicle information and connectivity system which means consumers can have all the latest technology and features.
What To Expect for the Future
In the general public’s eyes, the Ford Maverick is still a ghost car waiting to come out of the shadows, but in the meantime, we can only speculate and assume the final verdict from Ford on its final design, performance numbers, and pricing, the finer details will be revealed later on down the road. If everything goes to plan for Ford, we could very well see a production-ready Ford Maverick by early 2022. To stay up to date on all the latest information on the anticipated 2022 Ford Maverick, stay connected with us at Wayne Akers Ford. You can also check our current truck inventory for amazing deals that you don’t want to miss! By filling out our contact form, we will also be able to answer any questions you may have on a particular vehicle that interests you.