Ford is planning to build an entry-level pickup truck called the Maverick to slot under the Ranger in size and price. While the company has yet to even confirm its existence, we’ve seen enough spy shots and camouflaged prototypes to know it’s on its way to production. Now, thanks to these latest pictures first published by The Fast Lane Truck, we get to see the Maverick totally undisguised for the first time.
The Fast Lane Truck published a video to its YouTube channel recently containing two photographs of what looks to be the new Ford Maverick in production form, without any sort of camouflage to hide its appearance. The photos, taken in San Diego, California, were allegedly taken on the set of a yet-to-be-aired commercial.
Size-wise, the Maverick looks to be just a tiny bit smaller than Ford’s mid-size Ranger. Judging by its construction, it’ll likely use a unibody design rather than a traditional body-on-frame setup (think Honda Ridgeline). The Fast Lane Truck predicts it could ride on the Bronco Sport’s platform, using that vehicle’s transverse engine layout and powertrains. Of course, these are just educated guesses, as Ford has yet to release any info on the truck. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.