Though few buy them these days, there are still a lot of folks who appreciate a regular cab pickup. A lot of buyers were likely also hoping that the forthcoming Ford Maverick pickup would be offered in regular cab configuration, marking the return of an affordable, compact, simple hauler for those that don’t need big, fancy, expensive trucks. However, that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with product plans that the Ford Maverick pickup will only come in four-door configuration, with no Regular Cab or SuperCab in the works. So far, only four-door/SuperCrew Maverick prototypes have been spied testing, so this really comes as no surprise, especially when we add in the fact that most modern pickup truck buyers opt for four-door cabs.
Regardless, this decision stands in stark contrast to what is offered in Ford’s existing truck lineup. The mid-size Ford Ranger is available in both SuperCab and SuperCrew configuration, while the full-size Ford F-150 can be configured as a Regular Cab, SuperCab, or SuperCrew. Meanwhile, the Ford Super Duty is available in Regular Cab, SuperCab, or SuperCrew configuration as well.
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, as is a hybrid drivetrain. The compact pickup will come in front-wheel-drive configuration, but all-wheel-drive will also be available.
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.