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Ford C2 Platform Cut Two Years From 2022 Ford Maverick Development: Exclusive

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Since its debut with the launch of the fourth-generation 2019 Ford Focus, the Ford C2 platform has underpinned a variety of Blue Oval models, including the Ford Escape, Ford Kuga, Lincoln Corsair, Ford Bronco Sport, and Ford Maverick. And as it turns out, the automaker’s use of the C2 platform in at least two of those vehicles enabled it to cut two years from the 2022 Ford Maverick development process as well.

“It’s all because we were able to take all the learnings from Bronco Sport and Escape, and apply them directly to Maverick,” Ford Maverick Marketing Manager, Trevor Scott, told Ford Authority Executive Editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview.

The C2 platform – which succeeded the Ford C1 platform – is a scalable vehicle architecture designed to underpin a wide variety of front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Currently used for compact vehicle applications, it’s expected that Ford will expand the platform to mid-size vehicles in the future as well.

Ford designed the C2 platform specifically to drive scale economies by sharing a number of parts between vehicles, including suspension components, powertrains, infotainment systems, and more. The fact that the C2 platform now underpins everything from compact crossovers and cars to a rugged crossover and now a pickup serves as proof of its versatility.

As Ford Authority reported early this year, the 2021 Bronco Sport was designed using unconventional methods, and its more conventional, boxy shape was largely inspired by Ford CEO Jim Farley’s desire to create something more “robust.”  The 2022 Ford Maverick development process, on the other hand, was a top-secret affair centered around a series of lofty goals – such as achieving a sub-$20k starting MSRP and 40 miles-per-gallon city fuel economy figure – that challenged engineers, as Ford Authority reported back in June.

We’ll have 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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Comments

  1. Jose velez

    You forgot the machE is also on c2

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    1. Joe

      It’s not on C2……

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      1. Stalkbroker94

        Uh, Joe, just because you’re wrong doesn’t mean the article is wrong. It’s on a modified C2 platform. You don’t have to like it or be rational, but you do have to accept it.

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        1. JEREMY Shawn MOORE

          That’s definitely not true. He can live with being wrong indefinitely and not accept it

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  2. Chris

    Ford: Will you please put some “Pizazz” into your interiors? The inside of the Maverick looks clean but boring. I swear to God I looked at that photo and started yawning.

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    1. TS

      Pizazz would cost more money, but everyone wants a low-priced truck. You can’t get it both ways.

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    2. The Gentle Grizzly

      It’s a truck.

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    3. JohnTaurus

      I swear to God, maybe wait until you’ve seen it in person?

      Just, wow.

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      1. Chris

        Hey Genius. I don’t need to see it in person. In case you haven’t heard we have high definition photography and video available now. While the Marerick looks good it’s interior is BORING BORING BORING. Look at it for Gods sake and tell me I’m wrong. It needs some VAVOOM!

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    4. Ryan

      It’s a cheap base model truck. Clean is exactly what it needs to be

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    5. JEREMY Shawn MOORE

      For the money, I actually love Ford interiors. I just really despise the leaking heads and crap transmission in my second Transit van. Old one had leaks too but the old transmission wasn’t so jerky

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  3. Ed

    I’d like to know when there will be one i’d like to drive and try out?
    Also Id like to know the anticipated delivery of one if I order one and when I could take delivery?
    Please put down the color combinations?

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  4. Norm Kadets

    Priorités…priorities … .
    First comes the platform. .
    Than the pazazz…..I choose Ford every time….have a new 2121 f 150 supercrew cab..w a 5.0 v8..
    Love it ! Only complaint….
    Still wish it still had a manual in the glove box. Shouldn’t have to go on line for everything !

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  5. Lurch

    Good job on the Maverick. Now bring back the Focus, at least in hot hatch form. Also, replace the Escape with the Puma.

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  6. Richard

    When Ford comes up to the reliability and build standards of Toyota I might risk owning one but not till then.

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  7. Tommy

    The truck looks like a mini dodge. Cut two doors off, cut price, and make it ranchero style! Leave price , remove 2 doors, sport up,

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