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Ford Maverick Interior Spied For The Very First Time

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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.

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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.

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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 Rangera look at its sliding rear window – which Ford Authority was the first to exclusively report on – in addition to a fairly conventional suspension system.

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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.

We’ll have much more on the new Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. As former owner of a 1974 Ford Maverick, I’m really disaponted that Ford transformed a fun to drive serious automobile into a boring and non interesting truck. Or even worse. Into a boring and non interesting SUV.

        • Denial is an ugly thing. You’re writing your perception of reality. You’re whining. Ford isn’t going to change their minds. No one is making you read the articles, no one will make you buy one of these, no one is making you comment on the post but you’re going out of your way to whine. Nothing to do with whether or not I like it.

    • Your disappointment is noted. But what specifically about the new Maverick (a vehicle that’s not even out yet, mind you) makes it ” boring and non interesting” compared to the ’70s Maverick, which was a wholly unremarkable shortened Falcon with terrible fuel and space efficiency and middling build quality?

  2. Ford needs an intervention. No more sedans? Now a tiny truck smaller than the Ranger? Calling it the Maverick no less? My mother had a 1974 2 door Ford Maverick. Automatic with the shifter on the column. I was 11 and when I became old enough that was the first CAR I ever drove. Good memories. I’ll never forget how free I felt the first time my Mother let me take it out alone.

    • You need an intervention. You car buffs have got to let go of your nostalgia. Get with the times. If they don’t start selling more suvs and crossovers they will go belly up. That’s what selling.

        • “No they want Ford choose to build cookies cutter SUV’s and Truck instead of Attractive Unique Sedans”

          Are you having a stroke or something?

          But to answer your comment, Ford switched to CUVs, SUVs, and pickups because *that’s what sells.* They’re in the business of making money. If you wanted the sedans to stick around, you should’ve bought them when they were available.

          And the OG Maverick was a terrible small car, worse in most ways than the Falcon that preceded it, and inferior to the small imports it was supposed to be competing against.

  3. Nostalgia Alexander has nothing to do with my comment. Ford is making a serious mistake by eliminating ALL sedans. They couldn’t have at least kept the Fusion who’s sales were still respectable? No because they want to use the assembly plant where they made the Fusion for the over-hyped Bronco Sport? The Fusion is the car that saved Ford when it debuted 13-14 years ago.

    • Ford definitely is not making a mistake. Face it, sedans are a dying breed. It doesn’t make sense for them to invest in segments that are dying. Instead they invest in segments that are growing and are going to bring them a profit. I got news for you, the bronco sport will sell a lot better than a new generation of fusion would.

      • The Bronco will sale well because customers have been asking for its return since 1996. Will it out sale Camry or Accord 300k a year? I don’t believe so cars have been on the market for 117 years with room to grow

        • Chris…let it go. No amount of denial and whining will bring the Fusion back, no matter how delusional you are about it. Nostalgia is all you’ve got now.

      • Ford IS making a mistake. Even when SUV´s sell like hot cakes today, the market is cyclic and those buyers who go to other brands, may not come back to Ford when market trends change again. Because they will change. That´s mathematical certainty (just remember the 40´s when high vehicles became popular and trends changed back to lower vehicles in the 50´s). What doesn´t make sense is letting a whole market segment go. ALL Ford competitors know that and are keeping at least one sedan in their lineup. Even new brands like Tesla or Lucid bet on sedans. Not everyone likes SUV´s or Crossover or is willing to buy one no matter what and those people will simply migrate to other brands in Ford´s detriment. Not everyone buys what the market offers and goes with the herd, but what they want and like. In Europe, because of their sales, Ford is keeping the Fusion (Mondeo) one more year before they decide what to do with it, sells the new generation of the Focus, which is the main competitor of the VW Golf, Europe´s nr. 1 sales car, and sells also the new generation of the Fiesta. Besides the US, you can bet that the Bronco will never sell as good as the Fusion/Mondeo.

        • “Even when SUV´s [sic] sell like hot cakes today, the market is cyclic”

          Don’t conflate SUVs with CUVs. Consumers have wanted tall cars, whether they be minivans, true SUVs, or CUVs, for 35+ years now. What would make them want to go back to low-slung sedans? High fuel prices? That’s why they’re all switching to hybrid and EV platforms. Long, low cars were an aberration after WWII, not the norm.

          Stop trying to make it look like you know more than the professionals whose job it was to study these trends for the past few decades.

  4. Maverick is a great name for a small truck. I do hope it is successful for Ford.
    I miss having sedans in Ford’s line up, but since we’ve converted happily to an Escape and a Corsair, what I miss is pretty much irrelevant.

  5. sedans may be waning but not dying in the Midwest we love our trucks and SUVs but there are way more sedans on the road
    Thats OK toyota, Honda and especially kia are laughing all the way to the bank with the big 3 getting out of the way
    Not that we were much competition anyway with our mediocre quality
    Kids and young couples can’t afford 35k to 100k trucks and suvs
    The ecosport cost around 4k more than a focus thats too much difference to switch in some cases

    • “in the Midwest we love our trucks and SUVs but there are way more sedans on the road”

      Have you counted them recently? At least in WI, I see 2-3 CUVs, SUVs, and pickups for every 1 sedan or hatchback. My own family hasn’t owned a low car since 2009. When we go to family reunions, the whole parking lot is tall vehicles.

  6. This is a difficult discussion. I’ve always been a Ford guy and I’m in the market for a new sedan. That said, the equation for Ford was a simple one. They have a very limited amount of money. Do they bet it all on the fastest horse or the slowest horse? Simple as that.

  7. Bring on the Maverick! Ford missed the mark with the Ranger. Price point too high. Let’s hope they offer a 2 door version soon. Enough with 4 door SUVs with and an open box on back.

    • A regular cab with a 6-7 foot bed would be neat, but I’m not holding my breath. The writing was on the wall 30 years ago for 2-passenger pickups.

  8. I think Ford and Chevy should build trucks and SUV’s and leave Lincoln and Cadillac as their sedan builders. When the SUV trend reverses back to sedans, at least it would be a little easier for them to convert. A lot of older people want sedans and Ford & GM will lose thousands of prospective buyers to companies like Hyundai, Kia, VW and others..

    • Sedan sales are down across the board. Ford still offers other sedans globally, like the Focus (China), Escort (China), Mondeo (Europe), Taurus (China). So if the market shifts they can still bring sedans back. They would just have to get them to a North American spec. Unfortunately everybody says they want a sedan but yet they never buy them when they are here and just complain when they get discontinued. I have the same feeling towards manuals.

    • “A lot of older people want sedans”

      The sales numbers say otherwise, but those don’t mean anything, amirite?

      Older folks want CUVs because they’re easier to get into and out of. The Buick Encore, as ugly as it is, outsells the Regal and LaCrosse *combined* by 6 to 1.

  9. Stalkbroker94 get a grip on yourself. You’re acting like a jerk. People are just expressing their valid opinions. You disagree. That’s fine but there’s no need to demean comments you disagree with. The Maverick mini-truck is a joke. The Bronco is way over hyped and the 2021 Edge interior and 12 inch touch screen looks like crap.

    • You guys do this all the damn time! You trash stuff before you even see it. You know squat about the maverick. You see a tiny piece of the dash and you are already saying it’s a joke. The same people said that about the Bronco. The Bronco is not overhyped, it’s just that it is that good. I saw one in person and I have to say I was impressed. I don’t know what you want. Maybe go over and try GM authority then.

      • You know what go over to the KIA website and look at the new sedans and SUV’s they are building. They have stepped up their game in exterior and interior styling and build quality. The new K5 SEDAN looks great and the new 2021 Sorento looks amazing! If Ford made sedans people would want to drive they would buy them. Heck they let the Fusion die on the vine with no real redesign since 2013. I don’t want to buy a KIA. These changes at Ford has got me looking elsewhere.

    • “The Maverick mini-truck is a joke. The Bronco is way over hyped and the 2021 Edge interior and 12 inch touch screen looks like crap.”

      I assume you’ve been inside the new Maverick, then?

      “People are just expressing their valid opinions. You disagree. That’s fine but there’s no need to demean comments you disagree with. ”

      Opinions are only valid when the reasoning behind them is sound. Yours are not.

  10. Stalkbroker. Your last comment didn’t include “whining” . Is that all you can say about someone’ else’s opinion? Grow up.

    • Triggered much? Whining is whining, even if you add nuance. You don’t have to like it, but luckily no one is making you reply or read my comments.

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