It looks like Ford Motor Company wants to add another pickup truck to its growing lineup of vehicles in the form of the Maverick. While not yet officially launched by the American brand, a photo thanks to the Maverick Truck Club, has given us a first look at what the new vehicle will look like. The image itself shows that the Blue Oval is already producing the new pickup truck at what is assumed to be its Mexico plant.
The Ford Maverick, while not yet confirmed, is rumored to be a new compact pickup truck that reportedly sits on the new Ford Bronco Sport’s chassis. It will serve as the automaker’s unibody pickup truck that seeks to take on the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Honda Ridgeline.
Just like the many other pickup trucks on the market, the Ford Maverick comes with a rough and tough design. It comes with a tall and wide front grille that features a center bar that carries the brand’s logo, C shaped headlights that also house the turn signals, and what appears to be a plastic bumper with fog light housings barely sticking out on either side.
The official dimensions of the Maverick aren’t out yet, however, due to its categorization as a compact pickup truck we expect it to measure in just smaller than its bigger brother the Ford Ranger. In terms of power, there are two rumored options for the new vehicle. The first is a 1.5-liter gasoline EcoBoost motor, while the second option is a 2.0-liter gasoline EcoBoost engine. There is no word yet on the official transmission, however, we speculate that it will come with the 10-speed automatic transmission found in other models. It should also come with an all-wheel-drive system, as well as a terrain management system for those who want to take the upcoming vehicle for some light off-roading.
There is no official word yet from Ford Philippines if it will be bringing in the upcoming Ford Maverick into the country. Only time will tell as the new vehicle has yet to launch into the automotive market.