Over the last several weeks and months, we’ve shown off a host of Ford Maverick spy shots that have revealed a number of key details about the compact pickup’s exterior design and even its suspension. But now, we have some photos to share that show off the Ford Maverick interior for the very first time.
As is the case with the exterior design of the forthcoming pickup, the Ford Maverick interior also borrows several cues from the Ford Bronco Sport. The Maverick’s switchgear, for example, has been lifted directly from the new crossover. However, the rest of the interior has been given a completely unique design.
We can’t officially confirm the size of the Maverick’s infotainment screen, but it appears similar to the 8-inch screen that’s found in the Bronco Sport. The tuning, volume, and infotainment control buttons are housed in a unique-looking material that looks like it’s been designed to resemble a speckled granite countertop.
Meanwhile, the HVAC controls are located lower on the center stack, just below the central air vents. Down below, we can see Ford’s familiar transmission control dial, which is found in a host of current Blue Oval models, resting on top of the transmission tunnel.
In addition to some recent spy photos revealing that the Ford Maverick will in fact be called the Maverick, we’ve learned a lot about Ford’s compact pickup in recent months. That includes a side-by-side comparison with the Ford Ranger, a look at its sliding rear window – which Ford Authority was the first to exclusively report on – in addition to a fairly conventional suspension system.
The prototypes we’ve seen so far also have rather strange exhaust routing, but that could change by the time the pickup enters production. We also recently caught the Maverick with all four of its doors in the open position, which reveals just how large they are.
The Maverick will share the same Ford C2 platform and styling details with the Ford Bronco Sport, though it will feature a spare tire located underneath the bed, while the Bronco Sport’s spare is positioned in the rear cargo area.
The Maverick is expected to be offered with either Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost Dragon I-3 or an optional 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, both of which are expected to be paired with FoMoCo’s new 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s currently unclear, but a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder is also a possibility. The compact pickup will come in front-wheel-drive configuration, but all-wheel-drive will also be available.
The Maverick will be offered as a four-door / Super Crew body style at launch. Production of the new model will take place at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico, which is also the birthplace of the new Bronco Sport. Expect a launch in mid-2021 as a 2022 model.