The Blue Oval manufacturer is expanding its pickup truck lineup. The all-new Ford Maverick 2022 is one of the models for the future. The Maverick model will go on sale in the United States and it is a compact pickup. While the compact segment of pickups almost does not exist in America, South America is familiar with smaller trucks.
We don’t know how this segment is going to develop but Ford is releasing a new Maverick model anyway. First photos are available and they indicate a nice-looking pickup with a modern design. The sales will begin later in 2021 and Maverick will be an affordable pickup or some sort of alternative for the more expensive Ranger model.
2022 Maverick Spied For the First Time
The 2022 Ford Maverick has been spied. Testing of the prototype along with the Ford Ranger pickup was completed. Interestingly, Maverick doesn’t look smaller than Ranger in these photos. We talk about its height, but Maverick provides obviously less ground clearance than the Ranger model. Length and width are definitely smaller and Maverick won’t offer good off-road ability like Ranger.
Without the engine attached to the rear axle, things are pretty clear here. The Maverick pickup can be used on roads exclusively. However, we wouldn’t be shocked to see a special off-road version, but that’s less likely now. The Maverick model operates on a unibody construction. Its C2 architecture also underpins models such as Bronco Sport and Escape.
New 2022 Ford Maverick will hit the dealerships with a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder powertrain. In addition, this unit powers the Transit Connect model, generating 162 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option is probably a 1.5-liter three-cylinder output, used by the new Bronco Sport model. This engine has 181 horsepower and a torque of 190 lb-ft.
The C2 platform supports an AWD system that will be optional on the Maverick model. According to some news, Maverick pickup should offer great fuel efficiency, up to 30 mpg combined. We’ve read some speculation about the 250-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost. This engine could, however, only be available in some high-performance version.
Of course, we do know more about the 2022 Ford Maverick interior than the other parts. Maverick pickup reveals the dashboard similar to the dash of the arriving Bronco Sport SUV. The HVAC controls, audio buttons, and touchscreen options are almost the same as they are on the other side. The cabin style, including interior layout, is however different.
The dashboard is rather straight, mixing gray and white materials. Maverick provides a rotary transmission selector, but manual transmission is still a possibility. The first details are more than promising, but remember, Maverick is far from a luxury pickup truck.
2022 Ford Maverick Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2022 Ford Maverick is about to enter the compact pickup truck segment. This segment is becoming more and more popular in the United States. The price will start at $20,000 which clearly suggests that the Maverick should serve as an affordable replacement for larger Ranger pickup. This model will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2021.