Ford is debuting the Maverick compact pickup on June 8, and here's everything you need to know about it
‘Maverick’ isn’t a new moniker as Ford has used it in the past on a compact car from the 70s, rebadged Nissan Patrol and Terrano, and the Euro-spec Escape
The Maverick will feature a unibody construction and will be based on the new Escape’s C2 platform. This is the same platform that also underpins the Ford Bronco Sport and the Euro-spec Focus.
The truck will come with ‘Maverick’ stamped on the tailgate. Other than this, it will be pretty basic in the base trims, with halogen headlights, black plastic cladding on the side skirts, bumpers, door handles, and wing mirrors, etc.
The Maverick could share the Escape's engines, too. The Escape comes with a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine that makes 181 horses, and a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder mill that produces out 250 horses
The price is not revealed, but it could be priced at a little over $20,000
The towing and payload capacities could be around 5,000- and 1,500 pounds, respectively
For now, it will go up against the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz that's based on the Tucson
The Maverick will debut on June 8 on Ford's social media and YouTube channel, and on actor Gabrielle Union's
Instagram and TikTok accounts
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