We know that a few things are coming down the Ford pipeline. For example, the 2022 Ford Maverick is a new truck that’s happening. But now the new Ford Flexbed is coming. This is pretty interesting because it could help all of the F-Series trucks become more capable, including the compact Maverick.
Will the 2022 Ford Maverick have the Flexbed?
According to Ford Authority, Ford filed a trademark for the term ‘Flexbed.’ The filing applies to the following goods and services categories: Land vehicles; customizable and organizational system for the cargo area of vehicles.
Land vehicles leaves things pretty open for speculation. But we’ve connected a few dots. The 2022 Ford Maverick will be smaller than the Ford Ranger, meaning it will have a smaller truck bed.
The Ford Flexbed that will serve as an organizational system may help Maverick owners make the most use of the space. Truck owners may want to utilize their truck bed like a traditional trunk, but only tonneau covers currently provide an enclosed area.
A system that can be reconfigured into different shapes and sizes could enhance the storage space of the Maverick, which is a car-like unibody truck. Plus, if it’s made of more durable materials, it could last longer than a tonneau cover.
What else is new about the Ford Maverick?
Information about the new Ford Flexbed is currently limited, but news about the upcoming 2022 Ford Maverick keeps rolling out. Leaked images got into the hands of Motor 1, and they used them to create a Ford Maverick rendering.
The rendering shows fans what the Ford Maverick could look like. Must unibody trucks have a curved frame, but the Maverick is taking a different stance. It has a confident and aggressive boxy style instead.
It’s expected to resemble the larger Ford Ranger, and it will ride on the same platform as the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport. Along with a sliding rear window, the Maverick is expected to have a large grille and headlights with a C shape.
Will the Maverick be affordable?
The 2022 Ford Maverick should be Ford’s most affordable truck option. It’s still rumored to begin under $20,000. However, the base model could be pretty barebones. Rumors suggest that you will have to go up in trim levels to gain all-wheel drive. Also, the $20,000 price doesn’t include the destination fee.
Recently, the Ford Maverick Timberline trim was announced. To be clear, we know that a rugged off-roader trim will come out, and it’s expected to be called the Timberline. It could be named something else like the Raptor or Wolverine, though.
The Ford 1.5-liter EcoBoost 1-3 engine with 181-hp will probably be in the base models. However, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 250-hp could be an option as well.
The engines are expected to be paired with the new eight-speed automatic transmission. If the Maverick follows in the footsteps of the Ford Transit Connect Van, then it may be able to tow up to 2,000 lb and carry a payload of up to 1,500 lb.