LEAKED: 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Will Come With These Off-Road Tricks
This is also what the new Maverick Tremor looks likeby Isaac Atienza, on
There’s no denying the popularity of the Ford Maverick. After all, it’s been quite a while since we last saw a truck that was affordable and easy to drive due to its compact size. But, for a pickup truck, what the Maverick lacked was an off-road-oriented model, at least until now. Rumors and even spy shots of a Ford Maverick Tremor have been circulating the web, but this is the first time that we’ll be finding out what upgrades the Tremor variant will receive.
Take note, Ford has not yet revealed the Maverick Tremor, but for some reason, details of this truck have popped up, and then got deleted from Ford’s website. Thankfully, the internet hardly forgets these things, because details of the new Tremor model have already been posted on Maverick Chat.
Subtle But Worthy Exterior Upgrades
The screenshots showcase not only the specs of the upcoming Ford Maverick Tremor, but also what the pickup truck will look like. Aesthetically speaking, the Maverick Tremor looks similar to the standard Maverick. The most noticeable changes would be the new front bumper with two recovery tow hooks, bronze horizontal grille trim, and the increased ride height by one inch. This is complemented by all-terrain tires measuring 235/65/R17 and a number of Tremor badges around the vehicle.
It’s The Upgraded Capability That Counts
What’s more important, however, are the upgrades made to its chassis and drivetrain to improve its off-road capability. The one-inch lift comes courtesy of an off-road-tuned suspension, while added protection from debris comes courtesy of metal skid/bash plates. The chunkier tires should also provide added ground clearance over the standard Maverick.
The 4x4 system of the Maverick Tremor is also different, as it will share the same advanced 4x4 with twin-clutch rear drive unit as the Bronco Sport Badlands. What this means is that the Maverick Tremor’s 4x4 system can simulate a locking rear differential. After all, the Maverick doesn’t have a solid rear axle like in most body-on-frame pickups. Another feature exclusive to the Ford Maverick Tremor is a 180-degree forward-facing camera, which should make it easy to see what’s in front of the hood while off-roading.
Its powertrain details have also been confirmed at this point. The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost turbo gasoline engine that’s also found in crossovers and SUVs like the Escape and Bronco Sport. This produces 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, and this is hooked up to an eight-speed automatic.
Arriving At Your Nearest Dealer This Fall
The screenshot also says that the Maverick Tremor will be available for ordering starting in August 2022 (which is already this month), with vehicles arriving as soon as fall 2022. Therefore, an official debut is indeed very imminent.
Source: Maverick Chat