As Ford Authority reported back in May, The Blue Oval has been working to ramp up production of the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick at the Hermosillo Assembly plant for some time, adding a total of 80,000 units of production capacity by the end of the year, a move that included adding a third shift. That seemingly paid off in May, when 2023 Ford Maverick production really took off with 11,061 units leaving the plant that month, representing a 52 percent increase compared to April, when it produced 7,263 units. In July, FoMoCo churned out 10,211 Maverick pickups as things continued unabated, but according to the automaker’s Q3 sales report, 2023 Ford Maverick production picked up in a big way in September.
Last month, Ford produced a total of 13,058 Maverick pickups, which is an increase of 4,576 units or 54 percent, month-over-month, versus August, when it built 8,482 units. Aside from being the compact pickup’s best production total of the 2023 calendar year thus far, it also brings the Maverick’s year-to-date production total to 85,694 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, 2023 Ford Maverick production is set to end this month – 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.
The 2023 Ford Maverick launched with a handful of changes for the new model year, including the introduction of the new Tremor Off-Road Package, Tremor Off-Road Appearance Package, and Black Appearance Package. The compact pickup did get a noticeable price hike across the board, however.