The 2022 Ford Maverick has been a massive hit in the U.S. since it launched last year, but the new compact pickup is also on sale in numerous other markets as well. That includes multiple countries in South America such as Brazil and Argentina, where the Maverick launched in October and November of last year, respectively. Now, the 2022 Ford Maverick has also officially launched in Chile as well, further expanding the new model’s reach in that particular region.
Like all Mavericks, the Chilean version of the 2022 Ford Maverick is produced at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico. In Chile, it joins the Ford Ranger, Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford F-150, and Ford F-150 Raptor, all of which are already on sale in that country. Additionally, the Maverick may eventually gain its own off-road-focused variant in Chile, as FoMoCo filed to trademark “Maverick Tremor” there late last year, as Ford Authority previously reported.
In the meantime, Ford South America will continue to source future vehicles from outside markets after the automaker decided to end production at three of its Brazilian assembly plants following a roughly $12 billion loss there over the past decade, a decision that also forced it to pay 2.5 billion reais ($495 million USD) to the state of Bahia and discontinue production of the Troller T4.
The Ford Ranger is currently produced for the South America market at the Pacheco Assembly plant in Argentina, however, which also exports the mid-size pickup to the Latin American countries of the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Guatemala, adding to a list that already includes Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Venezuela, where 70 percent of the plant’s Ranger production winds up currently.