The Ford Maverick has remained one of the hottest models on the new vehicle market since its launch, and is still in high demand and short supply to this day. With many waiting months or even years to take delivery of their new compact pickup, FoMoCo has been working to ramp up production of the 2023 Ford Maverick. According to the automaker’s most recent sales report, those efforts really paid off in May, as production increased significantly compared to prior months.
Last month, the Hermosillo Assembly plant churned out 11,061 2023 Ford Maverick pickups, which is a whopping 52 percent increase compared to April, when it produced 7,263 units. That’s the most Mavericks Ford has built in a single month thus far this year – beating out March, when 9,649 pickups left the plant – bringing its total production up to 43,810 units through the end of May, too.
The 2023 Ford Maverick wasn’t alone in seeing a large production bump in May, as both the refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair and Ford Escape crossovers also enjoyed a 50+ percent increase month-over-month as well. However, those models experienced a software issue in February that prompted a multi-week production shutdown, which can be largely attributed for that spike.
Meanwhile, Maverick production is set to receive a boost next month when Ford adds a third shift at the Hermosillo plant while also hiring 1,100 new direct workers and 5,000 indirect employees. The automaker expects to increase the total capacity at that facility – which also builds the Ford Bronco Sport – by 80,000 units annually following its expansion efforts. However, as Ford Authority reported last week, that still may not be enough to satisfy the demand for The Blue Oval’s incredibly popular, affordable, and efficient pickup.