Ford Maverick rumor predicts 'a Transit Connect pickup'
Supplier employee claims a four-door cab and 'fairly small bed'
Aug 3rd 2020
Over the weekend, spy shots of a coming Ford vehicle ignited debate around the Autoblog offices as to whether we were looking at a next-generation Ford Flex or the coming Maverick compact pickup. A surfeit of circumstantial evidence and an amicus curiae contribution from Dan Edmunds made a strong case for the latter. In response to our assertions of a crew cab and a small backside, a commenter on the post noted, "that's [an] awfully short bed, totally defeating the purpose of producing a small pickup with almost zero usability." We can't render verdict on usability yet, but according to a post on the Maverick Chat forum, a big cab and a short bed could be exactly what we're getting. Someone who allegedly works at a supplier posted a few Maverick tidbits, opening with the claims that the pickup will come with "4 doors only at first" and a "fairly small bed."
Work-focused buyers looking for a compact truck have repeatedly informed the Internet that they want a sturdy single-cab pickup with a decent-sized bed, akin to the old Ford Ranger. That won't be the Maverick, if these rumors are true. The forum poster admitted he hadn't seen the final truck, but described the coming pickup to other members as "mechanically a Transit Connect pickup but finished with an exterior and interior intended for active lifestyle retail customers, not a commercial truck at all. If you are someone who does not go off road, does not need a huge truck, but you want to carry things sometimes and stick to a budget, this will be a great truck."
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