When it comes to pickup trucks, the Ford Motor Company has absolutely dominated the U.S. sales charts for decades. Whether it be a Ford F-150, Super Duty, or Ranger model, the automaker has an offering to suit every type of truck buyer. The company has plans to expand this lineup with the upcoming 2022 Ford Maverick, a smaller unibody offering built on the Bronco Sport platform. While Ford has been dead silent on the upcoming pickup thus far, a Motor1 reader has managed to capture some images of the pickup’s body in white.
The photos can be viewed here.
Now it is important to note that these images do not show us a completed truck, but rather the most stripped down version of its bodywork. That said, this is the best uncovered look we have of the truck’s design. Based on what we can see, the 2022 Ford Maverick will share some significant visual similarity to the Ranger. There is even a little bit of F-150 to be seen around the wheel wells, which gives the truck a muscled look. Certainly not a bad take on a unibody design from the Ford team.
While the 2022 Ford Maverick body in white shares some visual relationship with its larger siblings, don’t expect the new pickup to be nearly as capable. With the Maverick being built on the same platform as the Bronco Sport and Ford Escape models, it’s safe to assume a similar powertrain lineup will follow-suit. Furthermore, it is expected that this unibody-boi will arrive in FWD configuration as standard. All-Wheel drive should arrive as an optional extra however, giving buyers more of the loose-surface capability we expect from trucks. Enthusiasts need not fret quite yet, as the truck could get its own off-road treatment based on the learnings from the baby Bronco. It’s also likely that the Ford Maverick will be offered in just one body style: a four-door crew cab.
The 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck is expected to make its debut next year, before going on sale in late 2021 or early 2022. That means we still have a while to wait before Ford is likely willing to start sharing specifics with us. That said, we’re not too upset with what we are seeing now. Minus that tiny bed of course, which may prove to be a bit too limiting for truck customers.