Now entering its third model year of production, the Ford Maverick is in line to receive a host of rather notable changes for the 2024 model year, as Ford Authority has reported over the past few months. However, the compact pickup remains in high demand and short supply, as has been the case since it launched for the 2022 model year. Regardless, in September, Ford Maverick production at the Hermosillo Assembly plant really picked up, and that trend continued in October as well, according to the automaker’s most recent sales report.
In September, Ford produced a total of 13,058 Maverick pickups, which was an increase of 4,576 units or 54 percent, month-over-month, versus August, when it built 8,482 units, marking its best production month in the 2023 calendar year thus far. However, the Ford Maverick managed to top that in October as 13,492 were produced in total, which is 434 units or around 3.3 percent more than the month prior, setting a new high mark for the year and bringing the compact pickup’s total 2023 production to 99,186 units.
Production of the 2023 Maverick ended last month as well, making way for the 2024 model to take over. The 2024 Maverick ushers in a host of changes to the lineup, including some shuffling around in terms of equipment for the Lariat trim, and perhaps most notably, the elimination of the 2.5L Hybrid engine as the base powerplant, as that combination is now an extra-cost option. On the outside, the 2024 Ford Maverick adds two new exterior colors while also deleting four, too.
Additionally, the off-road-focused Tremor gets new graphics but ditches the optional Tremor Off-Road Appearance Package, and it’s also getting rid of the windshield wiper de-icer and deleting the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad, though the latter feature is still available as a dealer-installed option. These changes are accompanied by a price increase for the 2024 model year, too.