The Ford Maverick shall sit below the midsize Ranger, it will also serve as a proper competitor to the recently revealed Hyundai Santa Cruz. Reports also mentioned that the upcoming model could possibly start under $20,000.
Last January 2021, an alleged photo of the all-new Ford Maverick surfaced online via the Maverick Truck Club. It is assumed that the image shown above was taken at Ford’s Mexico plant wherein the production of the compact pickup has started already.
Like its other siblings, the Maverick also features a boxy design that’s accentuated with C-shaped headlights, a wide front grille that features a center bar, and a plastic bumper that presumably houses a pair of fog lamps.
It was also mentioned that the Maverick will sit on the Bronco’s platform, meaning, it should also carry the unibody SUV’s strong off-road capability. In terms of powertrain, rumors state that the Ford Maverick could come with a choice of EcoBoost gasoline engines. It could either come with a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline motor. Speculatively, both engines could also be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that is also found on its larger stablemates. For its off-road capability, the all-new Maveric could also come with a terrain management system.
Again, Ford’s most affordable pickup is rumored to get its debut in just a couple of weeks from now, which means, it could be anytime this June. The all-new model shall combine esteemed capability along with strong practicality points in a smaller and compact package.
While we anticipate its global debut, the real question still remains unanswered on whether Ford Philippines will consider bringing this into our shores. This could be a great addition to its local line of pickups, that said, let’s cross our fingers on this.