More than a year after it launched, the Ford Maverick remains in high demand and short supply, to the point where The Blue Oval cut off 2023 model year orders after they were open for just a few days. Regardless, FoMoCo continues to battle various supply chain constraints as it aims to fulfill all of the outstanding Maverick orders it has taken, which isn’t making the process any easier. Now, the latest 2023 Ford Maverick production constraints have been revealed, which should be of particular interest to those with a pending order.
First, as has previously been the case, the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid remains in high demand, with current retail orders – which represent 73 percent of the total mix – far surpassing the automaker’s production capacity of 35 percent. The same goes for the base XL trim, which currently makes up 26 percent of total 2023 orders, though capacity it limited to just 15 percent at the moment.
In terms of individual options and packages, Ford Co-Pilot360, the Co-PIlot360 Assist Package, XLT Luxury Package, Lariat Luxury Package, and Tremor Off-Road Package remain supply constrained as well. However, Ford has made progress with other previously challenged item – the spray-in bedliner. In fact, it’s offering customers a discount if they pair that feature with the Cargo Management System that effectively makes the latter option free.
Even though order banks for the 2023 Maverick are closed, customers can still make changes to their orders before their pickups are scheduled for production, and that may in fact speed up the process if supply constrained items are removed. Production of the 2023 Ford Maverick began at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico on November 23rd, 2022, while deliveries are on track to begin later this month, as Ford Authority previously reported.