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2022 Ford Maverick–First Full-Hybrid Pickup Unveiled

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2022 Ford Maverick 2L-EcoBoost AWD Lariat. PHOTO Ford

The all-new Ford Maverick is the first standard full-hybrid pickup in North America with projected fuel consumption of 5.9 L /100 km in the city and 800 kilometres of range on a single tank of gas.

The 2022 Ford Maverick goes on sale this fall with a starting MSRP of $25,900.

“Maverick challenges the status quo and the stereotypes of what a pickup truck can be. We believe it will be compelling to a lot of people who never before considered a truck,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager.

Powertrain

The all-new Ford Maverick has a 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that delivers 191 horsepower when combined with the electric motor, and 155 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels.

The Maverick features an in-house-designed and manufactured electric traction motor. Along with its targeted fuel consumption, it offers a standard payload of 1,500 pounds and the capability to tow 2,000 pounds.

The pickup can be upgraded to a 2.0-litre EcoBoost gas engine delivering 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, conventional towing doubles to 4,000 pounds.

Safety

Ford Co-Pilot360 technology includes standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic High Beam Headlamps.

Available options include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Centring and Evasive Steering Assist.

Five standard drive modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Tow/Haul to enhance performance and confidence over various driving conditions.

FLEXBED storage

With the unique FLEXBED functionality, people can create segmented storage, elevated floors, bike and kayak racks and more by sliding 2x4s or 2x6s into slots stamped into the side of the bed. There are two tie-downs, four D-rings and built-in threaded holes in the sides to bolt in new creations.

There are two available 110-volt 400-watt outlets, one in the bed and one in the cabin. It also has a storage cubby built into the side of the bed on XLT and Lariat trucks.

The 4.5-ft. bed can carry 1,500 pounds of payload and has a six-foot floor with the tailgate down.

With its multi-position tailgate, the Ford Maverick opens normally but also has a halfway-open position. Unclip the support cables and hook them onto the latch pins so the tailgate lip and wheelhouses can support up to 18 sheets of 4×8-foot three-quarter-inch plywood without needing to angle the panels.

The tailgate features tie-down clamps that double as bottle openers and is rated to hold 500 pounds of body weight. The bed floor and sides are low, so almost any size adult can reach over and grab items off the floor.

Exterior 

The Ford Maverick has three trim levels – XL, XLT and Lariat.

An FX4 package is available for all-wheel-drive XLT and Lariat trucks. It comes with rugged all-terrain tires and suspension tuning, additional underbody protection, and off-road-focused drive modes like Mud/Rut and Sand, as well as the addition of Hill Descent Control.

Available for the first model year only is the Ford Maverick First Edition package.

It is built off the Lariat trim level and includes:

  • Unique graphics on the hood and lower doors,
  • A high-gloss black-painted roof,
  • Soft tonneau cover, body-colour door handles,
  • High-gloss black skull caps,
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels.

It comes in Carbonized Gray, Area 51 and Rapid Red, unique to First Edition.

 

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