2022 Ford Maverick production began early this month at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant, so it was only a matter of time before the very first examples of The Blue Oval’s brand new compact pickup began showing up at dealer lots and in customers’ driveways. Now, it appears that the first Maverick deliveries have in fact taken place, according to Michael Martinez from Automotive News.
Martinez is reporting that the very first production Mavericks have reached dealerships, and Ford has already sold two of them – one in Arkansas, and one in Texas. These figure to be the first two of many to come, judging by the number of reservations Ford has received for the Maverick thus far, as well as the tremendous interest even non-traditional truck buyers have shown in the new model.
The 2022 Ford Maverick has also been nominated for the prestigious 2022 North American Truck of the Year award, as Ford Authority reported yesterday. Aside from its shockingly low starting price and impressive fuel economy figures, the Maverick is also chock full of innovative features, such as Ford’s Integrated Tether System (FITS), which consists of a number of slots for official Blue Oval accessories or 3D printed parts, as well as 12-volt wiring for some pretty cool DIY projects.
Ford did make one big change to the Maverick prior to these first examples landing on dealer lots, as Ford Authority reported yesterday. The automaker canceled the 4K Tow Package – available as an option on trucks equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 – for front-wheel drive Maverick models, as those pickups seemingly aren’t up to the task of towing 4,000 pounds.
The 1st production Mavericks have reached dealers. @Ford says it’s already sold two: One in Arkansas and one in Texas.
Here’s a couple shots of Maverick on display at Ford’s Motor Bella exhibit: pic.twitter.com/EgfvXMObQc
— Michael Martinez (@MikeMartinez_AN) September 23, 2021
However, Ford has created a customer-specific private offer for those affected by this change that will cover the full MSRP of the all-wheel drive option on the Maverick. Similar to the recently-revealed Ford Bronco customer satisfaction plan, those that placed an order for a front-wheel drive Maverick with the 4K Tow Package will receive $2,220 in Open Bonus Cash to cover the cost of upgrading to all-wheel drive while also keeping the towing package.