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I do not know much at this point, and I want to be careful to not share too much. But heres what Ive heard from my job at a supplier. I'm really looking forward to this truck and will probably get one.
  • 4 doors only at first
  • Fairly small bed, if you need more then you can buy an F-150 or Ranger
  • Around 2 feet to 2 and a half feet shorter than a Ranger depending on configuration
  • Shares a lot with the Transit Connect
  • Going to be a unibody
  • Same 2.0L 4 cylinder as the Transit Connect with 162 hp. Base truck may actually get a manual, unlike the Transit Connect
  • Wont be called a Bronco truck. The oval stamping you see in the leaked tailgate is because there will be a Ford oval on the back, not a bronco logo. Bronco is premium, this Maverick is entry level
I'll share more when I can, you can see the oval here

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Any idea what production will be like? I heard 100k models a year.
yes, the plan is around 100,000 units the first year. Ford isnt sure how well this model will sell, they're calling it a "white space" product

I am so excited for this truck. Any noise on engine setups other than the 4 cylinder?
To start, much of the truck is sharing parts with the Transit Connect to keep cost down. Expect to see Ford's 1.5T 3-cylinder (entry engine in the Escape, 181 hp) at some point, possibly a year after launch
 

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I do not know much at this point, and I want to be careful to not share too much. But heres what Ive heard from my job at a supplier. I'm really looking forward to this truck and will probably get one.
  • 4 doors only at first
  • Fairly small bed, if you need more then you can buy an F-150 or Ranger
  • Around 2 feet to 2 and a half feet shorter than a Ranger depending on configuration
  • Shares a lot with the Transit Connect
  • Going to be a unibody
  • Same 2.0L 4 cylinder as the Transit Connect with 162 hp. Base truck may actually get a manual, unlike the Transit Connect
  • Wont be called a Bronco truck. The oval stamping you see in the leaked tailgate is because there will be a Ford oval on the back, not a bronco logo. Bronco is premium, this Maverick is entry level
I'll share more when I can, you can see the oval here

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That's a bit disappointing. It seems there would be huge market for a real compact pickup, such as the pre-chicken tax trucks. What I mean is: a standard cab with a usable bed that can fit in a 2 car garage. A sedan with a bedlet seems to miss the mark.
 

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That's a bit disappointing. It seems there would be huge market for a real compact pickup, such as the pre-chicken tax trucks. A standard cab with a usable bed that can fit in a 2 car garage. A sedan with a bedlet seems to miss the mark.
The Maverick should fit in a typical two car garage. A standard cab might come later, but sales of standard cab trucks have gone way down in recent years. Most people buy trucks with four doors these days, thats where the volume is, so thats what Ford is starting with
 

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I just think that, if they build a truck in the classic compact truck configuration, standard cab with a usable bed, they will have that market to themselves. There is a huge reserve of people like me who have basically given up, that would immediately buy a compact pickup if one were available. If Jeep or Chevy beat Ford to market with a standard cab compact pickup,... that's what I will be buying.
 

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"they will have that market to themselves"

This is why Ford is calling this a whitespace truck. They know its different from everything else out there right now. I'm excited for this one, even if the launch model will not be exactly what I want
 

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Sounds like an interesting product. Something like the old Japanese runabouts that gardeners use.

At first I thought it would be more like the upcoming (but never getting here) Hyundai Santa Cruz, but now it sounds like a budget commercial vehicle.
 

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do you know what it looks like?

is it pretty much a transit connect front end with a truck bed?
 

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do you know what it looks like?

is it pretty much a transit connect front end with a truck bed?
I havent seen the final design yet, but it should be mechanically a Transit Connect pickup but finished with an exterior and interior intended for active lifestyle retail customers, not a commercial truck at all. If you are someone who does not go off road, does not need a huge truck, but you want to carry things sometimes and stick to a budget, this will be a great truck. Basically this is the truck that most people who buy trucks actually need. If you truly need more capability, then the F-150 and Ranger are available
 

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I havent seen the final design yet, but it should be mechanically a Transit Connect pickup but finished with an exterior and interior intended for active lifestyle retail customers, not a commercial truck at all. If you are someone who does not go off road, does not need a huge truck, but you want to carry things sometimes and stick to a budget, this will be a great truck. Basically this is the truck that most people who buy trucks actually need. If you truly need more capability, then the F-150 and Ranger are available
i just want something simple and reliable, without modern junk like "cruze control" and "airbags"
 

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i just want something simple and reliable, without modern junk like "cruze control" and "airbags"
The days of new vehicles without airbags are long behind us, haha. Ford is actually trying to sell these to new truck buyers 😄

This photo gives you an idea of the 4 doors to bed ratio. Small cabin to make the bed still useful

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"I just think that, if they build a truck in the classic compact truck configuration, standard cab with a usable bed, they will have that market to themselves. There is a huge reserve of people like me who have basically given up, that would immediately buy a compact pickup if one were available. If Jeep or Chevy beat Ford to market with a standard cab compact pickup,... that's what I will be buying."

Are you in my brain or something :)?

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Many people in my part of NC are looking for an affordable truck, without all of the bells and whistles. We don't want a "lifestyle" vehicle; there are a solid handful of Ranger owners in my area, who won't give up their trucks, because they have nothing to move into.

The new Ranger is a little pricey, a little too long, I don't like the turbocharged only engine option, and no thanks to a ten speed automatic (I can't imagine how much it'd cost to rebuild).

I might go for an extended cab, but I will never go for a crew cab. And like others, the standard cab configuration is my preference, but I will buy an extended cab.

Give me a truck like my last generation Ranger - manual transmission and all - and I'll be the first in line to buy it.
 

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Are you in my brain or something :)?
Sounds like a lot of us want a standard cab truck. I hope Ford is reading this forum--have to imagine it's on their radar now--and realizes that there are plenty of us who want a standard cab truck. Ford, if you're going to do this, do it right and offer the standard cab for us and the crew cab for the lifestyle types. Ford could appeal to both markets.

I know everything is automatic today but I also would like a manual trans. I'm also trying to keep the price down.
 

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The days of new vehicles without airbags are long behind us, haha. Ford is actually trying to sell these to new truck buyers 😄

This photo gives you an idea of the 4 doors to bed ratio. Small cabin to make the bed still useful

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First off, I thank you for giving all of us updates; your time and information is appreciated.

But I must confess my disappointment: prior to the Ranger coming out, some publications spoke of a "back to the basics truck" - as was the last generation Ranger - a perfect truck. Yet at some point, Ford moved the Ranger to the middle of the market, and as much as we were disappointed, we were told "don't worry; Ford's coming out with a back to the basics concept, and it will be small and affordable."

Now on this thread, I hear the word "lifestyle" used. I don't want a "lifestyle" truck; I don't like "lifestyle" anything. I am the kind of guy who wants a truck to occasionally haul lumber in, mulch, small pieces of furniture, etc

I don't ski; I don't hug trails; I could care less about a "lifestyle" vehicle; admittedly, there are too many out there as it stands.

The Nissan Frontier is too short on legroom, and as much as the Chevy Colorado ticks off all the boxes - a normally aspirated engine and six speed automatic are appealing - the reliability isn't there.

I am admittedly disappointed. Will I have to hang on to my trusty Ranger forever?

The current Ranger would have been perfect if only it were 4-5k cheaper, 20 inches shorter, if it came with a normally aspirated engine, and if it came with a manual gearbox or a six speed automatic.
 

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Sounds like a lot of us want a standard cab truck. I hope Ford is reading this forum--have to imagine it's on their radar now--and realizes that there are plenty of us who want a standard cab truck. Ford, if you're going to do this, do it right and offer the standard cab for us and the crew cab for the lifestyle types. Ford could appeal to both markets.

I know everything is automatic today but I also would like a manual trans. I'm also trying to keep the price down.
I live outside of Charlotte NC, and there are a handful of Ranger owners who will not give up their vehicles, because they have nothing to move into.

The super and crew cab configuration craze ignores the fact that fleet customers would easily go for the standard cab arrangement.

As for the manual transmission, not only are the costs lower up front, they last forever, and are cheap to maintain and rebuild.

As the economy tanks, more and more people are going to be holding onto their vehicles, and the thought of a ten speed automatic, which at some point has to be rebuilt, is simply not appealing.
 
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