Ford begins production of a mysterious new pickup truck

Ford begins production of a mysterious new pickup truck

March 6, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The American company Ford has begun mass production of a new mysterious pickup truck. Most likely, the new product turned out to be the compact Maverick. It is known that Ford has already built 21 new items.

It looks like production of a new compact truck from Ford has already started. Ford’s February 2021 sales report shows the company’s performance by plant, make and model, which shows that production of the C-Pick Up, as the report denotes a new model, began at the company’s Hermosillo plant in Mexico. This is likely the first part of production for the new Maverick, which will be below the mid-size Ranger in the brand’s lineup.

Ford has already assembled 21 units of the new pickup. All of them are reported to be for testing.

In early January, photographs emerged showing a Maverick pickup truck standing alone on the assembly line at the Hermosillo plant. It had no doors, although the fenders, hood, and bumper were covered in camouflage. Reports say the Maverick will be built on the same platform as the new Bronco Sport compact SUV, which is also being built at the Mexican plant.

It was originally reported that the novelty will be built on the same platform that the Escape and Bronco Sport crossover is based on, meaning that the 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder will be the base engine variant, while the larger 2.0 The turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be available as an option.

It is highly likely that the Maverick will sell for under $ 20,000, which is the most distant from the Ranger, which starts at around $ 25,000. Newly minted Ford CEO Jim Farley has been outspoken about the need for the company to offer future customers more affordable cars. The Ford Maverick pickup is rumored to go on sale before the end of this year as new for the 2022 model year.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a full-fledged pickup was made from a Ford Bronco SUV. Renowned automotive designer Chip Foose tried to turn the Ford Bronco SUV into a full-fledged pickup truck, resulting in a hot rod-style SUV with lowered ground clearance and a backward-curved windshield.