Upcoming Ford Maverick Pickup Spied Testing Wearing Gobs Of Camouflage
Fresh new spy shots show the future Ford Maverick small unibody pickup undergoing testing, doing its best impression of being an SUV.
The last time we’ve seen the Ford Maverick was in March of 2019, when it was in very early development stages. That particular mule was camouflaged to look like a van, complete with a fake slide rail for an equally-fake sliding rear door. The prototype we’re looking at today is very, very different.
Our spies tell us that the vehicle might look humongous in photos, but it’s actually not that big in real life. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if the devious camo artists used an extra few inches of spacer camo to make this prototype look longer than it actually is. There’s also some fake camo that makes the rear door look larger than it actually is.
One of the tell-tale signs that we’re looking at a unibody vehicle is that there are not visible frame rails sticking out from underneath the body. Another noteworthy element are the lug nuts: this prototype has a five-lug setup.
Ford Maverick production will take place alongside the Bronco Sport at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Sonora, Mexico. Pricing is expected to start just around the $19,000 mark, and the very first units are expected to begin arriving in roughly 16-20 months. The Maverick will only have one competitor – the upcoming Kia Santa Cruz pickup.