Since ending its manufacturing operations in Brazil some time ago, Ford has been busy trying to sell its plants in the South American country while also launching a bevy of new products there, including its Ford Pro commercial business, the ever-popular Ford F-150, multiple variants of the rapidly growing Ford Transit family, and the award-winning Ford Maverick, along with plenty of accessories for that same compact pickup. Now, the Ford Maverick Hybrid is officially joining Ford Brazil’s rapidly expanding lineup, too.
The very first batch of Ford Maverick Hybrid pickups just reached the Port of Vitória in Espírito Santo, making it the very first electrified pickup to arrive in Brazil. These particular units won’t be sold right away, however, and instead are being used by the automaker for demo and training purposes prior to the pickup going on sale in Brazil in the first half of the year.
The Ford Maverick Hybrid is one of ten new vehicle launches planned for the South American country this year, and has been tested specifically for the Brazilian market in extreme conditions, according to the automaker. FoMoCo hasn’t revealed what trims of the Maverick Hybrid will be available in Brazil, nor has it disclosed pricing for the electrified pickup, but that information should be available closer to launch.
In the meantime, Brazilian customers can look forward to having the ability to purchase a hyper-efficient compact pickup that’s equipped with the gas Ford 2.5L Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor, which provide a range of up to 500 miles, along with EPA fuel economy ratings of 40 miles-per-gallon in the city, 33 on the highway, and 37 mpg combined.
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what about if the engine is Flex Fuel compatible? Most cars on the market in Brazil are.
Maybe take care of your current orders before opening new markets… 7 months and no word 🙁