The first examples of the Ford Maverick will begin arriving at dealerships this fall, but most will be happy with the 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost. Hybrid versions are hard to come by.
According to rumors, Ford is going to limit the release of the hybrid model for at least three months. These are August, September and October. During this period, only 35% of electrified pickups will roll off the assembly line. In the future, they plan to increase the volume, but by only five percent. The rest of the share will come from the Maverick with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost, which, while consuming more fuel, is a more capable workhorse.
The compact pickup aroused great interest from the public, as it is one of the most inexpensive models in the brand’s lineup. In addition, it is almost the cheapest hybrid on the market. The starting price is less than $ 20,000. For comparison, the main competitor in the person of Hyundai Santa Cruz will cost at least $ 23,990. The difference of several thousand is quite noticeable, especially when you consider that buyers of cars in the compact segment certainly want to save money.
Earlier, “Ford” said that the pickup will not be exported to Europe. The reason is a sharp decline in demand for such cars in the EU. In addition, the brand already sells Ranger there, and it is he who is the bestseller in the segment.