The Ford Maverick has remained one of the hottest new vehicles on the market following its launch for the 2022 model year, to the point where plenty of folks have been waiting a very long time to take delivery of theirs. However, Ford Maverick production at the Hermosillo Assembly plant has steadily picked up over the past few months, totaling 25,486 units in Q1 of 2023 and going from 7,263 in April to 11,061 in May – a 52 percent increase. Now, with the release of the automaker’s July sales report comes news that Ford Maverick production remained steady last month, too.
Last month, Ford produced a total of 10,211 Maverick pickups, which is an increase of 78 units, month-over-month. It also brings the Maverick’s year-to-date total to 64,154 units, which is undoubtedly encouraging news for those that have been patently awaiting the delivery of their new compact pickup.
Unfortunately for some of those folks, with 2023 Ford Maverick production set to end in October – as Ford Authority reported back in March – and some orders may wind up getting pushed to the 2024 model year as The Blue Oval continues to struggle to build enough units to meet what remains extremely high demand. Even worse, the popular hybrid model is still constrained, too.
In the meantime, Ford continues to work to ramp up Maverick production by adding a third shift at the Hermosillo plant just last month. The Blue Oval is planning to expand its Ford Maverick and Ford Bronco Sport annual production run rate by a total of 80,000 units by the end of the year, which is presumably for both models, combined. However, it’s worth noting that this means the Hermosillo plant will have the capacity to build 80,000 additional units of these vehicles – not that it will, which is important since the automaker is still facing some lingering supply chain issues that continue to hamper production.