Ford Maverick compact pick-up truck, with two engines choices, launched
US automaker Ford has revealed its smallest pick-up truck, the Maverick. It is offered in three variants: XL, XLT, and LARIAT, and the bookings are currently open. As for the highlights, the vehicle has a sporty design, a feature-loaded cabin, and can carry a payload of 680kg. It is available with a choice of two engines. Here are more details.
The truck has LED headlamps with a C-clamp design
The Ford Maverick has a muscular hood, a blacked-out grille, LED headlights with a C-clamp design, a wide air dam, square-shaped windows, and designer alloy wheels. Large, vertically-positioned taillights, a stamped tailgate, and a 54.4-inch cargo box are available on the rear. As for the dimensions, the pick-up truck has a length of 5,072mm and a height of 1,744m.
How much can it carry and tow?
All variants of the Ford Maverick can carry a payload of 680kg. The truck can also tow 907kg, which is enough for a small tent trailer. However, the optional max-tow package increases the capability to 1,814kg.
The vehicle packs an 8.0-inch infotainment system and Wi-Fi modem
The Ford Maverick has slotted door armrests, 12V power outlets, a 4G Wi-Fi modem, and a dashboard with a bronze accent. It houses a 4.2-inch/6.5-inch productivity screen on the gauge cluster and an 8.0-inch Sync 4 touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For safety, multiple airbags, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors are available.
There are two engines on offer
The Ford Maverick is offered with a 2.5-liter, hybrid, inline-four engine that makes 191hp. It comes linked to a CVT gearbox. There is also an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that generates a maximum power of 250hp and a peak torque of 376Nm. The mill is linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a front-wheel-drive or an optional all-wheel-drive system.
Ford Maverick: Pricing and availability
In the US, the Ford Maverick pick-up truck carries a starting price-tag of $19,995 (around Rs. 14.6 lakh). Bookings for the vehicle are now open and it will go on sale this Fall.