Production of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick is underway. Customer deliveries have already begun. The other day, Ford sold two very first examples – one in Arkansas, another in Texas.
The Blue Oval has started the mass production of the Maverick compact pickup at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant.
Previously dealers received either demo vehicles or those used for training purposes. But since this month, batches of the first production pickups have been arriving at U.S. dealerships.
The very first Mavericks are already in the hands of their owners. Soon we’ll see more and more trucks on the roads of America. Ford secured over 100,000 reservations for the Maverick.
Before the first examples have landed on dealer lots, the automaker canceled the 4K Tow Package that was an option for models with a 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine and front-wheel drive. It seems those trucks don’t up to the task of towing 4,000 lbs.
Ford has made a private offer to customers who opted for a front-wheel-drive Maverick with the 4K Tow Package. They will get a $2,220 Open Bonus Cash to cover the upgrade to AWD while keeping the towing package as well.
Order holders of a hybrid Ford Maverick may have to wait longer due to production rescheduling by a familiar reason of semiconductor chip shortage. The hybrid version, which is front-wheel-drive-only, by the way, is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The total system output is 191 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque.
The Maverick adopts Ford’s relatively new C2 architecture developed for compact and midsize models. Apart from the Maverick, such vehicles of the brand as the Focus, the Bronco Sport and Escape crossovers ride on this platform.
Source: CarBuzz Inc.