As Ford Authority originally reported in July, 2023 Ford Maverick order banks opened up last week – on September 15th, to be exact – following a bit of a delay, while production was also pushed back several weeks to to November 14th. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2023 Ford Maverick banks won’t be open for very long, as they’re set to close by the end of this week, in fact.
2023 Ford Maverick order banks will close for new retail orders at some point this week, though a specific date will be provided as soon as possible. This decision was made for two different reasons – demand for the 2023 Maverick has been even higher than expected, while FoMoCo still has a number of unfilled 2022 model year orders to fulfill. Thus, the automaker plans to close order banks early and focus on filling existing orders, though dealers will still be able to order stock units.
It’s unclear why Ford chose to open 2023 Maverick order banks for retail customers in the first place, as 2023 Ford Bronco order banks did not open for new retail orders as the automaker works to fill its backlog of existing orders for the rugged SUV. The 2023 Maverick is also facing a number of supply constraints already, many of which pertain to new packages and features.
Regardless, the 2023 Ford Maverick is set to receive a few changes for its second model year, including the addition of the new Black Appearance Package, while cruise control is now standard on XL trimmed pickups. The new Tremor Off-Road Package adds a unique all-wheel drive system that utilizes a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature, specially-tuned springs and shocks, upgraded half shafts, a heavy-duty transmission cooler, steel skid plates, unique dark gray anodized 17-inch aluminum wheels, standard all-terrain tires, and various Tremor Orange accents to the pickup. Additionally, the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost I-4 is now a no-charge option on all trims, though Maverick prices have increased across the board.