An alleged bulletin from Ford to its dealers seemed to indicate that orders for the 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid compact truck were being postponed for an undetermined amount of time. A portion of this unverified bulletin appeared on Maverick Chat, a forum dedicated to the Maverick. The exact verbiage read: “Until further notice, hybrid orders will not be selected for scheduling.” What. The. Heck.
While this type of verbiage could lead to a worst-case conclusion that there’s some sort of catastrophic problem with the hybrid Maverick, that’s not the case. A spokesperson from Ford confirmed that the automaker is currently building both gasoline-electric hybrid and gas-powered Mavericks and that the company will be shipping these trucks this fall—on time and as promised.
The best explanation for this confusion? “There may be brief periods where we pause scheduling orders while we match production with available parts, as we do with all of our vehicles.” It appears the bulletin contained info that was ordinary, not extraordinary.
The 2022 Maverick is Ford’s brand new compact unibody truck. It competes directly with the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Maverick comes in XL, XLT, and Lariat trims, with the XL starting at a totally reasonable $21,490. Properly equipped, the Maverick can tow 4,000 pounds and haul 1,500 pounds in its 4.5-foot bed. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.