Though the Ford Maverick is already entering its third year of existence, demand continues to outstrip supply, even in spite of FoMoCo’s efforts to ramp up production. Those efforts did pay off through the duration of 2023, however, as Maverick production managed to steadily increase throughout the year for the most part, with a couple of dips in between. As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford Maverick production at the Hermosillo Assembly plant increased ever-so-slightly between October and November, but actually decreased in the month of December to close out the year, according to the automaker’s latest sales report.
After churning out 13,826 units of the Ford Maverick in November – 334 examples or around three percent more than October – The Blue Oval produced just 10,774 pickups in December, which represents a decrease of 3,052 units, or 22 percent, bringing the Maverick’s year-to-date production total to 123,786 units. Interestingly, production of the Ford Bronco Sport – which is also built at Hermosillo – increased from 10,950 units to 12,559 last month, as the crossover closed out 2023 at 160,635 units of production.
It is worth noting that full production of the 2024 Ford Maverick just commenced in November, though the automaker didn’t reveal any sort of issues that might have hampered that changeover, and it doesn’t seem as if production of the compact pickup is being impacted by supply chain issues, either.
Regardless, buyers will find some notable updates on the 2024 Maverick, which include the fact that the hybrid powertrain is no longer standard equipment, while the manual sliding rear window and windshield wiper de-icer have been deleted and the keyless entry keypad is now a dealer-installed option, changes that have been accompanied by a price increase across the lineup as well.