- 2022 Ford Maverick set to be officially unveiled this month in the US
- Expected to sell 110,000 units a year
- Fits under F-150 and Ranger in the Ford line-up
Ford USA has shared official teasers of the upcoming Maverick pick-up, set to be officially unveiled to the world on June 8.
A 'compact' truck which is smaller than the F-150 (the highest-selling vehicle in the USA), the Maverick will fit into the Ford family underneath the market leading F-150 and the Australian-developed Ranger and is expected to plug a sales gap between the two models.
The carmaker expects to shift 110,000 units annually – which is only 14 per cent of all F-150 sales, but around eight per cent higher than Ranger sales, Ford having shifted just over 100,000 units last year in the States.
The Maverick will be based on the same C2 monocoque platform as the Bronco Sport and Escape, this time with a dual-cab truck body on top with two turbocharged engine options, either a 1.5-litre three-cylinder producing 135kW/258Nm or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder developing 183kW/373Nm.
Starting out as front-wheel-drive only, Maverick buyers will be able to upgrade to all-wheel-drive as an optional extra, with the engine's power being delivered to the axles through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic in all iterations.
No plans are being made for the Maverick to come to Australia though Ford hasn't ruled out a right-hand-drive being made available for the moment.
We'll bring you more news about the Maverick when it is revealed next week.
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