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Potential 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Spied Completely Undisguised

After quickly earning “icon” status at The Blue Oval, the Ford Maverick lineup is a virtual lock to receive additional variants in the coming years. As Ford Authority reported last August, those could include a street performance-focused ST and/or an off-road oriented model, the latter of which has been potentially spotted in prototype form on multiple occasions by Ford Authority spies. Now, those same spies have spotted what appears to be a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor out driving around completely uncovered, which could be a sign that such a model is imminent.

There are many obvious clues that lead us to believe that this is, in fact, a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, starting up front. There, we can see this prototype’s orange-painted tow hooks and grille accents, along with a different lower fascia that has seemingly been altered to improve the pickup’s approach angle. There’s also some new gray trim around the headlights and front grille as well.

This prototype features a taller ride height and also appears to be equipped with the same Falken Wildpeak tires as the Maverick with the FX4 Off-Road Package, though the wheels are silver-painted versions of the 17-inch blacked-out versions that come with that package, albeit with an orange-painted pocket to boot. Generally, the FX4 package cannot be paired with the Tremor package with other pickups in FoMoCo’s lineup, but it’s possible that this may be the case with the Maverick.

In the rear, this prototype features smoked-out taillights, which wrap up the obvious differences between it and any existing production Maverick. But while the orange accents appear to be a dead giveaway that this is, indeed, a Maverick Tremor, this pickup is also wearing an orange Lariat badge, which likely means that it’s equipped with that particular trim and the Tremor Off-Road Package, which is optional on Ford Ranger XLT and Lariat trims.

In addition to these changes, it’s also possible that a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor could include additional modifications such as the twin-clutch all-wheel drive system that comes as standard equipment in the Ford Bronco Sport Badlands, which shares the Ford C2 Platform with the Maverick. Regardless, we should know more about this mysterious vehicle soon, as 2023 Maverick order banks are set to open on August 2nd, 2022, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.

We’ll have much more on the Maverick Tremor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Joseph Eugene Layman

    Like the extra ground clearance for the 2023. Anxious to get my order in, at Chenoweth Ford in Clarksburg WV.

  2. Bill Byrne

    thats nice, they do this, but CANT even build the ones we all ordered, Im waiting 9 months an counting !! GREAT JOB FORD !!

    1. brendatallman

      You and me both going on 9 months

  3. Frank

    If getting a Tremor model is the only way to get the twin clutch rear diff, then bring it on. Also give it the select shift trans with paddle shifters. It should also get dual exhaust like the F150 Tremor and the Honda Ridgeline. I was hoping they would offer the 2.3 with 310 hp/ 350 lb ft, or at least the global 2.3 from the Ranger with 298 hp/333 lb ft. I’m downsizing from a 2018 F150 and would like similar driving performance.

  4. Pikey87

    I wonder how long before there’s an awd hybrid version? Not that I even have my 22 yet 😒


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