For months now, Ford Authority has reported extensively on the 2022 Ford Maverick, revealing a number of details about the new compact pickup and showing off a number of prototypes captured via spy photos. Now, we’re on the eve of the 2022 Ford Maverick reveal, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, June 8th, 2021, at 6 am EST. For our readers’ convenience, we’ve embedded the 2022 Ford Maverick reveal video below.
The 2022 Maverick will be Ford’s first compact pickup since the previous-gen Ford Ranger was discontinued following the 2011 model year. As such, it will be noticeably smaller than the current, mid-size Ranger, though the base model will also be quite a bit less expensive, with a starting MSRP of less than $20k, as Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this year. That will make the Maverick the most affordable new Ford pickup – around $4,000 less than the least expensive current Ranger.
That sub-$20k base Maverick will be equipped with incandescent exterior lighting, steelie-style wheels, a lower-cost, twist-beam rear suspension, and a unique exhaust setup, all in a standard front-wheel-drive configuration. An all-wheel-drive version with an independent rear suspension will also be available, as will a more rugged, off-road-oriented trim level.
The new Maverick will be built alongside the Ford Bronco Sport at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico. The pickup will share the Ford C2 Platform with the new crossover and the Ford Escape, and is expected to enter production in July. We’ll learn all the details about the Maverick tomorrow morning, so be sure and bookmark this page and come back at 6:00 am EST for the big reveal.