Buying a Ford Bronco, Maverick, or even an F-150 in 2022 can be a challenge. With each of these models, there are trim levels that specialize in certain things. However, Ford’s CEO says the lineup will be more flexible than ever. Special variants of the Ford Bronco, Maverick, and F-150 are being designed and tested for future production. What are the upcoming new variants of the Bronco, Maverick and F-150?
Ford CEO shares information on future Bronco, Maverick, F-150
During the Ford Q2 2022 earnings call, CEO Jim Farley discussed the three most popular Ford models. Apparently, the Bronco, Maverick, and F-150 each have some unknown variant in the works at the moment. Recently, outlets like CarBuzz reported that Ford applied for trademarks for the Maverick and Ranger Lightning. It pointed to the all-electric version, but that’s not what Farley was talking about. He specifically mentions the Maverick hybrid, which means it’s something new about the existing truck.
“Our design center is filled with new products and derivatives that will further strengthen our hit vehicles in the ICE and hybrid franchises like the F-150 and the Bronco and Maverick.”
Jim Farley, CEO of Ford
Maverick hybrid all-wheel drive?
Could the Ford CEO be talking about an all-wheel drive version of the Ford Maverick? Currently, the standard powertrain is hybrid, but also front-wheel drive only. Customers have to pay extra for the fuel-only EcoBoost engine to get all-wheel drive. As a result, the Maverick loses its most attractive features, excellent fuel economy, and becomes more expensive. Also, a version of the Maverick as a hybrid with AWD at an equally affordable price would be monumental.
Moreover, for that possibility, CarBuzz has already mentioned the Maverick Tremor patent. This means a small, off-road-focused version of the pickup truck is on its way. Could a hybrid, AWD, Maverick Tremor be Maverick Farley’s big secret?
A fancy Ford Bronco might be in the works
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Let’s face it, most Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler owners don’t use it for off-roading. Many buy this because of its removable top, sturdy design, and reputation. Not everyone uses it for the off-road purposes for which it is made. As a result, there is definitely a market for a luxury version of the Bronco.
Because the Bronco is so off-road ready, it’s also relatively minimalistic and bare on the inside. A version of the same SUV with a more luxurious interior seems like a good idea. “You can imagine high-end versions, all kinds of things,” Farley said of the Bronco. There are already so many ways to customize an off-road SUV, but all of them are just that, an off-road SUV. It would be nice to see an option for buyers who like the look, feel and name but aren’t going off-road anytime soon.
New Bronco, Maverick and F-150 variants coming
The Ford CEO gave hints about the SuperDuty F-150 as well. However, without further details, it is difficult to reveal more information. If this comes to fruition, it will likely be similar to the F-250 SuperDuty, a work truck with extra capability and power.
In conclusion, Ford is working on new variants of the popular Bronco, Maverick and F-150. While we don’t know for sure what will happen, there are a few different possibilities. Maverick hybrid all-wheel drive, off-road Maverick, luxury Bronco, and SuperDuty F-150 may be in the works. For now, we’ll have to wait for the 2022 Detroit Auto Show in September, where the automaker will likely share more information.
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