The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage – as well as numerous other supply chain issues – has made automotive production rather difficult for the bulk of 2021. Ford has certainly felt the effects of these supply constraints, more so than any other North American automaker, resulting in numerous production cuts in recent months. Recent rumors seem to indicate that 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid production will also be affected, though it’s currently unclear if that is actually the case.
Maverick production just began last week at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant, but rumors that Ford Maverick Hybrid production will be impacted by parts shortages recently emerged via Motor1, which reached out to Ford regarding rumors that new Maverick hybrid orders will not be selected for scheduling until further notice. This information was reportedly sent out to dealers recently via a scheduling bulletin.
“We are excited that both the Maverick Hybrid and EcoBoost will soon be on its way to dealer showrooms, and customers can currently order both trucks from their local dealer,” a Ford spokesperson told Motor1. “As with any of our vehicles, we continuously adjust production to match demand with parts availability.”
This response would seem to indicate that some sort of parts shortage – most likely the chip shortage – will indeed impact Maverick production, though Ford didn’t specify if this only applies to the Hybrid model. It’s also unclear how big this disruption is, nor how long it might last. The automaker may at least be able to produce orders that have already been scheduled, but those looking to purchase the sub-$20k, much-anticipated base Maverick may have to wait a bit longer to do so.
However, it’s also possible that Maverick Hybrid production won’t be impacted at all, according to Autoblog, which also reached out to Ford for clarification on this matter. “Maverick Hybrid will be available at launch,” a company spokesperson explained via email. Another spokesperson added “both the Maverick Hybrid and EcoBoost will soon be on their way to dealer showrooms, and customers can currently order both trucks from their local dealer.”
As of right now, it’s unclear if Maverick Hybrid production has been impacted in any way, but we’ll continue to monitor the situation and report back when we have some clarification.