Ford Marverick  

Ford is answering calls to develop a new small pickup truck, which may go by the name Maverick. A few months back, the automaker released production data to investors, which disclosed that they were producing a “C-Pick Up.” Data revealed that 21 of the models were made, which are likely testing prototypes.

The Ford Maverick is expected to be manufactured at Ford’s Hermosillo plant in Mexico, where the Ford Bronco Sport is built. Sources expect that the new compact truck will share many of the same parts and attributes as the Bronco Sport, including its C2 unibody platform, available all-wheel drive system, and powertrain options with si

milar horsepower. We could even see an all-electric model. Towing power may be similar to the Ford Transit Connect, around 1,550 lbs., which is plenty for many needs.

Ford Maverick Front View

More recently, a Ford stan spotted a camouflaged pickup being tested alongside the mid-size Ford Ranger. The truck, believed to be the Maverick, is notably smaller in size than the Ranger and shows off angular styling and prominent headlights that flank a large grille. While compact, the truck bed looks large enough to accommodate personal belongings and even work equipment.

Based on photos, the Ford Maverick will have a crew-cab configuration with two rows of seats. It also sported the same 17-inch Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires that can be had on the Bronco Sport Badlands, so those may be an option.

We expect that the Maverick will be well-equipped with the Blue Oval’s latest technologies on the interior. You’re likely to see SYNC, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Ford Co-Pilot360, among other features. Front bucket seats may be an option, and there are sure to be plenty of convenient storage cubbies.

The Ford Maverick is expected to be released as a 2022 model next year. As more details emerge, we’ll keep you updated!