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And the trip to Chili's gave spy photographers an opportunity to bring us some fresh spy photos of the Maverick test prototypes.

Maverick and Ranger Nose-To-Tail
The Maverick will take its place in the Ford lineup below the Ranger, with a less robust unit-body platform that is an adaptation of Ford’s C2 Compact platform that underpins the Ford Escape.

These new shots give a better sense of the Maverick’s size in relation to the Ranger. The Maverick is noticeably lower. Overall length and cabin sizes look similar.

Detailed Look Under The Box
Some close-up shots of the rear suspension beneath the rear bumper. We can see the structural elements, coil springs, and the placement of the Maverick’s truckish shock absorbers. The spare tire can be seen tucked up beneath the truck bed. The rather odd, low-slung routing of the exhaust system suggests that, out-of-the-box, the Maverick is not intended for serious off-road duty.

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Looking and comparing makes me wonder, way back when these midsize trucks were rehashed and reintroduced (to compete against the Tacoma + Frontier) that Ford and GM should have just made these smaller (Maverick and let's call it a Chevy Luv for grins) pickups are a much cheaper price point, instead of these Ford Rangers and Chevy Colorados that are priced too close to the full size F-150's and Silverados...
 

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Looking and comparing makes me wonder, way back when these midsize trucks were rehashed and reintroduced (to compete against the Tacoma + Frontier) that Ford and GM should have just made these smaller (Maverick and let's call it a Chevy Luv for grins) pickups are a much cheaper price point, instead of these Ford Rangers and Chevy Colorados that are priced too close to the full size F-150's and Silverados...
It's called BIG corporate profits and greed. Ford started out with a reasonably priced Ranger back in the 80's and 90's and then discontineud the truck in 2011 when sales started to tank and they should have updated instead , but the bean counters wanted more profits so the new Ranger is more costly than they were before. That's why Ford got out of the car business, not enough profit in their outdated cars. Look at any dealership and 85% of the trucks on lots are loaded to the hilt big dollar trucks and the stripped down XL models are far and few between. That's why Ford has to offer upwards of $4000. 00 rebates to clear out the left over 19 models. Go figure
 

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Looking at those first couple of pics above, I'm thinking the Maverick would look really good with some Falken Wildpeak AT3w's (on a 17" wheel, giving more sidewall)...Wildpeaks are excellent in the rain
 
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