Ford Maverick sits below the Ranger pickup truck; will go on sale in South America first.
Ford will take the wraps off the all-new Maverick compact pickup truck on June 8, 2021. The Ford Maverick is the brand's fresh entry in the segment, after a very long gap.
Maverick small pickup truck aimed at emerging markets
Will be sold in North America as well
India to get Ford Ranger pickup truck in near future
Ford Maverick: what is it?
The new Ford Maverick, as mentioned above, will be the brand's smallest pickup truck and will be positioned below the Ford Ranger. It will be based on a monocoque platform and will share its underpinnings with the recently unveiled Bronco Sport SUV and also the popular Ford Escape. As seen in this leaked image, the vehicle gets a slab-sided design that looks similar to the Bronco and uses a decent amount of cladding, along with a combination of chunky wheels and tyres, to add to its ruggedness.
While not much has been revealed yet, we expect the smallest pickup from Ford to come with a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol engine that will deliver around 250hp. There will be a few other engine options as well that will be revealed along with a long list of variants on June 8, 2021.
Ford Maverick: will it come to India?
The Maverick is primarily aimed at emerging markets, like South America for starters. The model will also be sold in the United States and a few other left-hand-drive markets. There is no news of the Maverick getting a right-hand-drive version as of now, which means chances of it coming to India are next to none. Ford, however, has begun work on an all-new C-segment SUV for India that will sit below the Endeavour (also due for a full model change in the future). A major update for the EcoSport is on the cards as well.