Source: Ford Media Site
Defying everyone’s expectations, Ford has announced an all-new hybrid pickup truck with a starting MSRP of under $20,000. The 2022 Ford Maverick is a completely new compact design and offers a full-hybrid powertrain as standard and will soon be available at Galpin Ford in Los Angeles, CA. The targeted EPA-estimated fuel economy should be around 40 mpg city, and up to 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas means it will have better fuel-economy efficiency than many vehicles in the compact sedan segment.
Even with its compact design and fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, this is still very much a pickup truck. The bed can handle a standard payload of up to 1,500 pounds and enough space to hold items like a standard-sized ATV. The Maverick also offers a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds which opens up plenty of options for additional toys or a decent-sized pop-up camper.
For those that love the size of the compact Maverick, but need even more capability and options can upgrade to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® gas engine delivering 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The optional engine upgrade comes with additional options like all-wheel drive or the optional 4K Tow Package.
Even with its budget-friendly starting MSRP, the Maverick offers a ton of great standard features and tech including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, both of which pair nicely with the standard 8-inch center touch screen. The Maverick is also equipped with standard FordPass™ which allows you to find the truck, check the fuel level, lock and unlock the doors, and start or turn off the vehicle – all from your phone. When on the road FordPass™ allows passengers to connect to onboard Wi-Fi.
“One thing that’s non-negotiable is that Maverick is Built Ford Tough,” said Chris Mazur, a third-generation Ford employee who led the development of the all-new pickup as chief engineer. “Our engineers were unrelenting, putting it through a battery of vicious on-road, off-road, environmental and simulated customer use testing until we were satisfied. Ford trucks are Ford trucks – through and through.”
For more information about the 2022 Ford Maverick and would like to reserve one for yourself, visit our Maverick reservation page or contact us at Galpin Ford in Los Angeles, CA.[/vc_column_text]
Source: Ford Media Site