There is an image of the new compact Ford Maverick pickup

There is an image of the new compact Ford Maverick pickup

August 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Auto publications have published a photo of the new compact Ford pickup. The truck will be named Maverick. The render is based on pictures with test prototypes of the novelty.

The first rumors of a Ford compact pickup truck date back to at least mid-2018. Then it was reported that it will be built on the fourth generation Focus platform and bear the name Courier. A lot has changed since then, and even the most recent rumors contradicted reports made earlier this year – we now know that the new product is likely to carry the Maverick name. Now we have waited for the moment when independent designers begin to present their vision of the future car.

This particular render was based on a previously published photograph showing the rear door of a truck.

According to the latest information, the Ford Maverick will be based not on the Bronco Sport SUV, but on the Transit Connect van. These models will also have a common engine range, including a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter powerplant with 162 horsepower.

A more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder 180 hp engine could also be offered, which will be available after the Maverick launches in the market. An eight-speed automatic is the most likely transmission choice, although the pickup is rumored to be offered with a 6-speed manual as well.

In the automaker’s lineup, the new compact pickup will be one step below the current mid-size Ranger. Rumors suggest the Maverick’s cargo platform will be 0.61 meters shorter than the Ranger’s.

This rendering shows a four-door pickup truck with a very short bed. The overall styling hints at the current Ford Explorer Sport Trac crossover.

Not so long ago, we wrote that there were new details about the “charged” Ford Explorer ST 2021. Thanks to the foreign publication, we managed to find out about the high-performance crossover Ford Explorer ST 2021 model year. Serial production of new items will start in September this year.