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Early Ford Maverick Production Has Begun At Hermosillo Assembly Plant

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We’ve seen and reported on a number of Ford Maverick prototypes we’ve spied testing in recent months, and now, it appears that the new compact pickup is moving into the next phase as early production has reportedly already begun at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant. The news comes to us straight from Ford, which noted that 21 units of its “C-Pick Up” were produced in February via the automaker’s plant-by-plant production report that accompanied its monthly U.S. sales report.

“C-Pick Up” is short for compact pickup, of course, and the 21 units that were produced at Hermosillo last month are early production units that are not destined to be sold to the public. This is also an indication that the Ford Maverick will arrive later this year as expected. It took around nine months for the Ford Bronco Sport to enter regular production after the automaker initially produced 29 units of the new crossover early last year.

The Ford Maverick will be produced at Hermosillo alongside the Bronco Sport, with which it shares a number of components, including its Ford C2 platform. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last week, the Maverick will feature a starting MSRP of less than $20k when it launches, which will make it the most affordable pickup in Ford’s lineup – roughly $4,000 less than the cheapest 2021 Ford Ranger.

The Maverick will be sold only as a four-door, SuperCrew model in either front- or all-wheel-drive configuration. As we recently reported, the front-wheel-drive version will be equipped with a lower-cost, twist-beam rear suspension, while the all-wheel-drive version will utilize a more sophisticated independent setup similar to what Ford uses on the 2020 and newer Ford Escape and Bronco Sport.

The Maverick will come equipped with either Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 or an optional 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, both of which will be mated to Ford’s new eight-speed automatic transmission. A naturally aspirated four-cylinder remains a possibility for the entry-level model, however.

We’ll have much more on the Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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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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Comments

  1. Gary.

    Sometimes ford is to conservative in their design,”Looks”. We all know ford builds one of the best pickups but they need to give the foreign truck buyers a reason to switch to the Maverick.😆

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  2. Dave

    Very disappointed that Ford has yet to offer a small, regular cab pickup
    that I can purchase to replace my 2010 Ranger. I don’t need/want a
    four door pickup and the new Ranger exra cab is just too large for my
    needs. I just don’t understand the usefullness of this new Maverick
    with it’s tiny bed.

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      Very disappointed that you have yet to purchase any vehicle that’s not exactly like your 2010 Ranger. It’s no big deal that a vehicle has extra space that you’ve never had a chance to use or get used to. I just don’t understand people’s needs to get stuck with the familiar just because it’s what they’re used to.

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  3. Matt

    I’ll take a preproduction model right now. The wait is killing me.

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  4. No

    Will it have as many recalls/defects as other Mexico made Fords?

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  5. Mike says..

    Dave makes my point…. being what is the point of the new Maverick? A city sized regular cab would fit in the real world better and (and most garages) with a useful bed. It would also make for an even more competitive price advantage. FORD then makes a mash of its price leader case with redundant ‘trim packages’ that leave me to ask… what is the point of this product? I like it but…

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    1. Matt

      The way I’m seeing it. They are releasing the crew cab for year one due to popularity with the masses. Once they get their demographic and sales reports for the first two quarters they will consider and most likely release a super cab version. I don’t see a single cab being a thing due to unibody design flaws. I do how to see super cabs eventually. There is clearly a market.

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      1. Lee Anderson

        A regular cab/7’ish model could be doable even on a unibody platform, but a SuperCab with a 5.5′ to 6′ bed would be a more realistic expectation. Even fleets don’t really want regular cabs now.

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  6. Tom Tully

    Hi

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