Ford’s new small pickup called Maverick should enter the market still this year with a starting price less than $20,000 (not incl. a destination charge).
Ford Authority has reported of this, referring to some sources familiar with the company’s product plan.
Such a price makes the Ford Maverick the cheapest pickup truck of the brand, and one of the most affordable on the market.
To keep the model in the low-cost segment, Ford will unlikely offer the Regular Cab or SuperCab configurations for the Maverick.
It will probably have standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The base vehicles will come with a twist-beam rear suspension, while the AWD models offer a more sophisticated independent suspension.
2022 Ford Maverick is the relative of the Escape and Bronco Sport SUVs, so it may borrow their turbocharged engines: 1.5-liter 3-cylinder and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoosts mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Albeit a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine would be more logical, given the necessity to keep cost low.