New Ford Maverick Spy Photos Show A Sliding Rear Window
In July, spy photos emerged of what looked like a new three-row SUV from Ford. A black coating concealed the rear half of the test vehicle, making it difficult to discern its design. We assumed it could have been the Maverick, the supposed name of Ford’s new pickup; however, we were not sure at the time. That is changing today with a batch of new photos confirming Ford is developing a new pickup truck.
Two photos of the set were taken through the windshield and provide a glimpse of its mic-typical sliding rear window. That makes it a strong contender to become the Maverick, which we know from a photo of its tailgate sent to Motor1 by an anonymous source. However, Ford did a remarkable job of concealing the true design of the pickup from curious eyes.
We unfortunately don’t have a ton of details on the new pickup. It is too early in the truck’s development cycle for concrete information to leak; however, we know there is a good chance that it shares its mechanics with the Ford Bronco Sport, Focus and Escape. You can see some similarities between the Bronco Sport and the test vehicle up front, although the coating makes it difficult to determine where the truck starts and where the coating begins.
The shared platform will likely give the new truck access to Ford’s compact powertrains. We expect to see Ford’s 1.3-liter three-cylinder and larger 2.0-liter inline-four. There might be a chance we will see the even larger turbocharged 2.3-liter that makes 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts). Front-wheel drive is likely outside of the United States, with all-wheel drive standard in the United States.
Don’t expect Ford to reveal the Maverick anytime soon, as we expect the new truck to be unveiled at the end of 2021. It will then go on sale for the 2022 model year. Customers should expect that that the Maverick slash the Ranger’s starting price by $ 24,110 while sporting a similar construction method to the Honda Ridgeline.