Not One, but Two New Ford Maverick Models Are Coming
With a rebel yell, the Ford Maverick cried, “More, more, more!!” As a result, more Ford Maverick models are on the way. But this little truck already has a diverse lineup to consider, so what is being added? Let’s bust out our detective hats and get into the gritty details.
More Ford Maverick models are on the way
We know that producing more Ford Maverick models could be met with resistance. There are people waiting for their existing Maverick models to be built. How can Ford keep up with demand while constantly adding new variants?
Ford is attempting to keep up with demand for popular models, but 2023 Ford Bronco orders just got pushed back until 2024. Also, Ford Ranger production is off to a rocky start due to the United Autoworkers Strike (UAW).
However, the Maverick wasn’t impacted by the UAW strike because it’s built at the Ford assembly plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. Plus, Ford has been adding shifts to increase production.
Currently, the Maverick Tremor has the longest wait time. But things are speeding up, and the two new models may rely on different components. This could indicate that we won’t see a Maverick Raptor or another off-roading variant. But what is actually happening?
The Maverick Lobo answers street racing desires
Recent spy photos indicate that the Ford Maverick Lobo is in the works. This would bring new life to the iconic nameplate that’s been in use with the Ford F-150 in Mexico. But the racing-oriented truck could also be called the Maverick ST.
Because more rumors and spy shots are surrounding the Lobo, it could be the first new MAverick model to hit the market. It seems like it’s closer to entering production.
Racing upgrades could include RWD or AWD, a lowered suspension with unique tunning, 20-inch wheels, dual exhaust, enhanced brakes, a functional hood scoop, a bigger radiator fan, and enhanced cooling.
We’re sure that the Maverick would adopt a new look with a confident girdle design, spooler, unique wheels, and red racing accents. The interior could feature bucket seats and metal pedals for a driver-focused feel.
But does the Maverick have enough power? The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine cranks out 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. It helps the Maverick reach 60 mph in about 5.9 seconds.
That’s a solid start, but perhaps engine tuning could help increase some muscle. Engine tuning would get this model out faster than adjusting the current setup to fit a new engine.
Will there be a 2025 Maverick PHEV?
Maybe, the 2025 Ford Maverick PHEV does make sense a little later down the line. The current Maverick Hybrid is doing great, but people want an even better fuel economy without being forced to go electric.
The Maverick PHEV isn’t happening with the current generation, but it could arrive in 2025 with the Maverick’s mid-cycle refresh. It could arrive just in time to battle the new Ram Dakota PHEV and Toyota Stout.
It will share a few components with the updated Ford Escape PHEV, which sounds extremely plausible since both vehicles share the same platform. It would need space for AWD and the larger battery pack, though.
The Maverick Hybrid uses a 2.5-liter inline-four engine with an electric motor and a battery pack to generate 191 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.
The Escape Hybrid pairs the same engine with a larger battery pack and two electric motors to generate 210 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated range of 37 miles on a single charge, 42 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 105 MPGe.
That could be an impressive upgrade for the Maverick. We will continue watching this little truck for clues. Do you think we are on the right track for the upcoming variants?