Back in May, Ford Authority reported that 2023 Ford Maverick order banks were scheduled to open up on August 15th, 2022, with production beginning at the Hermosillo Assembly plant on October 24th, 2022, though these dates are subject to change, as always, particularly given the number of supply chain issues automakers continue to face. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that this is indeed the case with the 2023 Ford Maverick, at least in terms of when order banks will open.
Order banks for the 2023 Ford Maverick will now open up a couple of weeks earlier than originally planned – on August 2nd, 2022, though production is still scheduled to begin at the Hermosillo plant on October 24th. This is important news for quite a few folks, as Ford stopped taking orders for the 2022 Maverick earlier this year. Meanwhile, dealer stock remains virtually non-existent, with most current sales going to customer orders.
As Ford Authority reported back in February, some 2022 Maverick orders may get pushed back to the 2023 model year as well, which has happened with a number of other Blue Oval models in recent months. This is particularly true of pickups that are optioned with supply-constrained items, while ditching those features could speed up delivery, on the other hand. Unfortunately, many 2022 Maverick order holders have been somewhat left in the dark, with little to no communication coming from The Blue Oval.
Meanwhile, Ford recently changed its allocation formula for the Maverick, scheduling orders as they’re received rather than prioritizing larger-market dealers or those located in more populated areas, which has been the case with vehicles like the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport. Of course, this doesn’t apply to orders that are placed with supply-constrained features present.