Ford was surprised with the Maverick pickup truck. However, the real surprise is how efficient and affordable this model actually is. The 2024 Ford Maverick is on the way, and it should bring a couple of updates. This compact pickup looks charming.
The interior is very upright and modern. However, Maverick is the real MVP thanks to its efficient hybrid powertrain. At the moment, the compact pickup truck segment is not so crowded, with Hyundai Santa Cruz being the only true rival.
Ford Maverick Facelift
From what we know, the 2024 Ford Maverick will introduce small visual updates. The styling will largely remain, and even LED headlights and mesh grille are intact. Furthermore, Maverick will sit on the same platform as the current model, so the vehicle’s dimensions are unchanged. The Maverick pickup looks adorable and very modern, wearing a recognizable boxy appearance.
The customers can choose between standard 17-inch and optional 18-inch wheels. We expect to see a new appearance package, but a new trim level is not happening yet, despite numerous speculations. Lastly, Blue Oval will most likely provide new exterior colors and more standard features.
Interior Gets More Upgrades
The interior of the 2024 Ford Maverick will gain slightly more updates than the exterior. The base trim level will continue to offer standard cloth upholstery, while leather seats will be optional. Furthermore, the seating layout is the same and there will be room for five occupants.
Ford will deliver additional safety aids, an updated SYNC4 infotainment system, and a longer list of equipment. Besides that, Maverick’s interior will largely remain. Since this is the first generation of the Maverick pickup, significant changes will not happen in the next two or three years, per reports.
Maverick and Maverick Hybrid Specs
As we said, the best part of the 2024 Ford Maverick model is its hybrid powertrain. Whatsoever, a hybrid powertrain is offered as standard, while the gas engine will be optional. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine works in combination with an electric motor and it cranks out 191 hp. Since this is a pickup truck, after all, 40 mpg in the city is just impressive. A 2.0-liter gas engine is optional, and it produces 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
Therefore, you can choose between a fuel-efficient powertrain, or you can opt for additional power. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available, as before. And while the hybrid version has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, the optional gas engine has 4,000 pounds of towing capacity. The all-electric Ford Maverick Lightning is reportedly on the way. If this actually happens, it would be the biggest possible upgrade. However, this is not official yet, although it makes a lot of sense.
2024 Ford Maverick Price, Release Date
Since the upgrades on the 2024 Ford Maverick are truly minor, starting price should remain intact. Therefore, the new Maverick pickup will start at around $22,000 and it will move up from there. If the Maverick Lightning model arrives, it will cost closer to $40k, per reports. The sales will begin next summer, but we don’t know how many units Ford plans to sell. One thing is certain, Maverick is already a very popular truck, so, obtaining one would be difficult.