The new Ford Maverick, mid-size pickup that the brand is expected to launch in the coming years, has already been spotted in tests a few times. In the last, it was next to a Ford Ranger and confirmed its smaller size and the potential to rival models like the Fiat Toro. Now, new images show a little more of the technical choices that the company is making.
Flagrant photos published by the North American website Ford Authority show that the new Maverick should use a semi-independent rear suspension system, using a torsion bar. The system is less refined than the multi-arm assembly independent of Toro However, it reveals the intention of the blue oval brand to contain the costs of the novelty.
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The new Ford Maverick will be based on a platform already known by the company, serving as architecture for the Escape and also for the recently launched Bronco Sport. Both models leave the factory with front-wheel drive, and can bring all-wheel drive as an option. In the case of the pickup trucks, it was clear that the unit photographed had front-wheel drive. However, there is still space in the central tunnel, above the exhaust, for the intermediate truck to offer four-wheel drive as well.
The pickup, as well as the Bronco Sport SUV, will be manufactured in Mexico, which would facilitate its commercialization in our market. In addition, there are rumors about the use of the 2.0 direct injection aspirated engine, which has already been used here in Focus, which would make the approval of Maverick in Brazil a little simpler. However, Ford has so far not confirmed the arrival of the intermediate truck to the national market.