Insert ship noises here. The 2022 Ford Maverick is going on a journey. Luckily, the Ford Maverick was launched in the United States so people can have the chance to get it before supplies are sent to Argentina and other South American countries.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is going to other countries
Despite Ford’s decision to end production in Brazil, Ford South America will source various vehicles from other markets. The 2021 Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach 1 have already launched in Argentina, and the 2022 Ford Maverick will join them next year.
Daniel Justo, President of Ford South America, shared that the arrival of the Maverick represents another step toward the strategy of working on the pillars of success of the company in the world, including innovative and versatile products.
Justo continued to explain that loyalty and attracting new customers are equally essential points for Ford that are strongly supported by quality products and services that deliver tremendous added value.
He noted that the Maverick is an innovative pickup with extreme versatility for its dimensions. The interior and exterior provide cutting-edge technology and performance. They were impressed by its capabilities during testing.
Will this move impact American supply?
It’s no secret that most automakers are facing production delays due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. Also, over 100,000 reservations have already been made for the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid.
But the Maverick may not face issues that other vehicles have. It shares tons of parts with the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport. For example, each of these vehicles rides on the same platform.
So instead of sources new parts, they can continue using trusted sources to receive the materials needed to build the Maverick quickly and efficiently. It may also provide a lower price for these supplies.
The Maverick, Escape, Bronco Sport, and Lincoln Corsair are currently built at the plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. But Ford Motor Company is investing $580 million into the Ford Pacheco Assembly Plant in Argentina in preparation for the 2023 Ford Ranger. Perhaps the Maverick will be built there as well.
Will the South American Maverick be a cooler truck?
The 2022 Ford Maverick that’s offered in Argentina may have more powertrain options and more robust off-roading variants. The Maverick won’t face as strict emission standards in South America, allowing for the possibility of turbo diesel engines.
The Ford Maverick doesn’t have a manual option, but this could happen in Argentina. Manual options are more popular outside of America. Ford Ranger models in other countries are popular manual trucks.
Also, the Ford Ranger Raptor serves as an example of one of the coolest trims we don’t have in America. It includes extra off-roading goodies such as a 2.0-liter Bi-turbo diesel engine, aluminum control arms with protruding shock absorber towers, and Fox shocks with Position Sensitive Damping.
We hope to receive a hard-core off-roading variant of the 2022 Ford Maverick, but we will have to wait and see. Until then, this seems like a smart move by Ford. If the Maverick fails here, it could excel in South American markets where tiny off-roading trucks are extremely popular.