Compact pickup on the way

Ford’s reviving the Maverick nameplate, only this time for a compact pickup truck as opposed to a compact sedan and coupe.

The modern day Maverick is slated to arrive later on this 12 months as a 2022 design, and some revealing prototypes have just been spotted.

2022 Ford Maverick spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Ford Maverick spy shots – Picture credit rating: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Previously spy pictures confirmed prototypes tests jointly with Ford’s mid-dimension Ranger, offering a great contrast of the size distinction between the two pickups. The Maverick is practically dwarfed by the Ranger, which is a great factor as there are plenty of customers hunting for a compact, way of life-oriented pickup.

Compared with the physique-on-frame Ranger and F-150 pickups, the Maverick will use Ford’s C2 unibody platform made for compact automobiles. It may even appear with front-wheel push in lower grades, nevertheless you can bet an all-wheel-drive program will be offered.

2022 Ford Maverick spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Ford Maverick spy pictures – Photograph credit rating: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The Maverick will be a close relative of the Bronco Activity, which also takes advantage of the C2 platform. This means it will have some ruggedness but will nonetheless pretty much be a life style car or truck somewhat than a really serious workhorse.

If the Bronco Activity is any guide for performance, appear for 2,200 lbs . of towing ability and around 8. inches of floor clearance. Some versions of the Bronco Activity also occur with an all-wheel-push method able of splitting torque not only in between the axles but also involving the rear wheels.

2022 Ford Maverick spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Ford Maverick spy photographs – Photo credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Powertrains will also very likely be shared with the Bronco Sport, meaning buyers will be ready to choose in between a 181-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 or 245-hp 2.-liter turbocharged inline-4. In the two cases an 8-speed computerized is conventional. An electrified powertrain could be added to each the Bronco Sport and the Maverick at a later day.

Production is anticipated to consider location in Mexico to enable keep prices down (the Bronco Activity is also created there), and pricing could appear in close to the $20,000 mark. That will deliver a buffer with the Ranger which commences nearer to $24,000.