We’ve known for some time – nearly since the day the Ford Maverick launched – that additional variants of the smash hit compact pickup were on the way, a topic that The Blue Oval itself confirmed via its Q3 financial results reporting early this month. Over the past year or so, Ford Authority has also spotted a number of Ford Maverick pickups decked out in various stages of camouflage – as well as some with no coverings whatsoever. Now, these new photos appear to depict a refreshed 2025 Ford Maverick that’s the same exact model Ford Authority spotted earlier this month – or even some sort of new variant – out testing as well.
This 2025 Ford Maverick prototype is covered in some pretty heavy camo across the entire front clip, as well as the rear fenders and bed area, signaling that some changes may be on the verge of taking place there. Interestingly, the camo itself features various images that depict activities those with active lifestyles might engage in, such as people hiking, skiing, and even pictures of a tent – which may or may not provide a hint at the purpose of this particular vehicle, too.
Aside from that fascinating detail, there are some other features here worth pointing out – namely, the pickup’s 19-inch wheels, which aren’t currently offered on any version of the Maverick, along with a set of 225/65R19 Goodyear Wrangler Territory HT all-season tires and an independent rear suspension, which likely signals that it’s an all-wheel drive model, too. It also has cameras on each of the side mirrors, which means that the compact pickup will most likely be getting a 360-degree camera system.
In the rear, we can also see the presence of an EPA exhaust tip, which is usually used for testing purposes when a model is set to be powered by a new engine. However, in this case, that part is likely in place because the weight of this Maverick is changing due to updates present in the interior. As such, Ford would need to rectify the pickup with the EPA for emissions and fuel economy purposes.
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 seemed to be a prototype of that model out at FoMoCo’s test track, followed by a pair of additional prototypes as well. Back in August, Ford also filed to trademark “Maverick Lobo,” which could signal the arrival of this or yet another variant, too.