A bonafide smash hit from the day it debuted for the 2022 model year, the Ford Maverick remains in short supply and high demand to this day, as the economical and affordable compact pickup enters its third model year. However, as has been rumored for some time, the Ford Maverick lineup is destined to expand to include more variants at some point in the future, which makes perfect sense given the popularity of such machines, coupled with the fact that they generate large amounts of profit for Ford. Now, the automaker itself has confirmed that more Ford Maverick variants are on the way, via its Q3 2023 financial results reporting.
“Ford Blue is rolling out new derivatives of its iconic nameplates, which are hugely popular with customers and generate superior revenue and margins,” the automaker said in that release. “They include the forthcoming Ranger Raptor pickup, Mustang GTD super-car and track variants, and new extensions of the Bronco and Maverick nameplates.”
Ford Authority originally reported that FoMoCo wasn’t ruling out additional Maverick variants back in August 2021, which could include a high-performance ST street-focused pickup (which would make sense given the immense popularity of the Explorer ST) or other off-road-centered models like the Tremor. Back in March 2022, Ford Authority also reported that following the Maverick’s addition to Ford’s list of “icons,” this possibility grew even stronger.
This past June, Ford Authority exclusively reported that a “street performance” version of the Ford Maverick was in the works, and shortly thereafter, spotted what seem to be prototypes of such a model out testing. Back in August, Ford also filed to trademark “Maverick Lobo,” which could signal the arrival of yet another variant, too.