The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is a forthcoming reality, according to insider information.
It’s not a big surprise, indeed, given the Ford Escape, the same platform bearer (Ford’s C2), also has a hybrid powertrain, and soon adds a plug-in hybrid system.
If you remember last year’s photos of a Maverick prototype, it has a green section on its tachometer – a clear indication of its hybrid status.
If the Ford Maverick inherits the Escape’s powertrains, it will come with a 2.5-liter Duratec I-4 Atkinson-cycle hybrid system with 198 hp of output and 42 mpg of fuel efficiency (EPA cycle, combined).
Other engines to be possibly mounted under the Maverick’s hood are 1.5- and 2-liter, 3- and 4-cylinder EcoBoost ones paired with Ford’s 8-speed automatics. An entry-level vehicle may receive a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine.
Front-wheel or all-wheel drive will be available on choice: the first with a twist-beam rear suspension, the second – with a more refined independent suspension, on the analogy of the new Bronco Sport and the latest Escape.
Ford has already started the early production of its small and potentially cheapest pickup at Hermosillo. Expect more news will be arriving about the model.
Source: Ford Authority