The Ranger will get a smaller sibling in the form of the all-new Ford Maverick
Remember that leaked photo of what appeared to be a baby Ford Ranger being built at a factory? Well, the automaker is set to officially reveal that soon.
After being leaked onto the internet five months ago, the Blue Oval has announced that the all-new Maverick pick-up truck will debut this June 8. But before you ask, no, this is not related to the two-door Maverick Ford sold during the 70s. This is a standalone model that will serve as the brand's new compact pick-up.
No exact details have been revealed by the automaker yet. However, they did show the rear of the upcoming pick-up truck in a teaser video.
Looking at the video, it looks like the Maverick's rear end will look similar to that of the Ranger. And just like its bigger sibling, the Maverick's name is embossed onto the tailgate. Ford has yet to show what it looks like at the front. However, we did get to see parts of it thanks to the leak last January.
It gets C-shaped headlights, a massive black front grille, and muscular fenders. Despite being (apparently) based on a unibody platform derived from the Bronco Sport, the Maverick pick-up truck still looks like a body-on-frame vehicle.
There's no word yet as to what will power the Maverick. But since it's rumored to be underpinned by the same Bronco Sport platform, it could be powered by either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrains. In the crossover, the engines make 181 PS with 257 Nm, and 245 PS with 373 Nm, respectively. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Could the Ford Maverick be offered in other markets outside the US? There's no mention from Ford yet if they actually plan on offering it elsewhere. But with pick-up trucks and SUVs continuing to dominate the market, we could see the Maverick being sold in other countries.