Ford opened the door for a right-drive version of its front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive Maverick ooh.
“We looked at it among its representative markets, when asked if it was too late for a suitable release,” said Dianne Craig, president of International Markets Group.
“As I mentioned about the F-150’s right-hand drive switch, that could really open up some possibilities for us. I think we have to crack the code on that one first and feel really happy about the partner we chose.
“So wait a moment.”
This echoes comments from the company’s chief financial officer, John Lawler, who said Ford may adjust its right-drive strategy.
“We don’t go out of the right driveway… [but] we could have done it a little differently,” said Ford CFO John Lawler.
“But, is it becoming a bigger challenge financially? It’s different now, because it’s scale, and I think the opportunity for us is towards specialized vehicles.”
While RMA Automotive will re-produce domestically F-150 in driving right for Ford, it is unclear whether Blue Oval would pursue the same strategy for the Maverick or if it were contracted to our market.
Measuring 5072mm long on a 3076mm wheelbase, 1844mm wide and 1745mm tall, the Maverick is 298mm shorter and 74mm narrower than the dual cab Ranger.
The entry-level Maverick features a 2.5-litre petrol engine with 120kW of power and 210Nm of torque, paired with an electric motor making 94kW and 235Nm. Combined, the Maverick hybrid has 143kW of power and an undisclosed peak torque output.
It’s front-wheel drive only and delivers power down the road through a CVT continuously variable transmission.
Braking drag for the hybrid is 907kg and fuel economy is claimed to be 5.9L/100km on the EPA test cycle. Regardless of which engine you choose and which option box you tick, the Maverick’s payload is 680kg.
There is also a non-hybrid 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 186kW of power and 373Nm of torque. It’s front- or all-wheel drive and can tow up to 1814kg with the right option boxes ticked.
There’s an optional FX4 package with all-terrain tires and suspension, additional undercarriage protection, and an off-road mode with downhill control, while Ford also recently unveiled a tough-looking vehicle. than Concussion difference.
Standard brake drag is the same as the hybrid, at 907kg.
Like the larger F-150 and F-150 Lightning, Maverick had a lot of love for his car. Ford says it will offer owners a range of storage options, but also has support for DIY truckers who want to use standard 2×4 wood and have a can-do attitude for their construction. their own.
Along with the 12V power supply, there are two 110V/400W power outlets there and a series of tie points in both the bed and the back door – the latter can withstand 227kg.
Inside, the Maverick is clearly related to the Ford Escape.
The 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen on the top of the dashboard runs Sync 3 software with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Plenty of storage space. There’s space under the rear bench, loads of preferences and trim in the dashboard, and loads of hooks and lanyards in the back.
Three trim levels are offered: XL, XLT and Laries. Prices start at US$20,995 ($31,084) and Maverick fights Tucson based on Hyundai Santa Cruz in the North American market.
Ford has previously said the Maverick is appealing to younger buyers, as well as customers who have never owned a vehicle before. As the lowest base-priced Ford in the US, it also serves as a de facto replacement for discontinued vehicles. Focus.
If it were introduced in Australia, it would have essentially no direct competition as every pickup sold here is body-on-frame and most run on diesel engines.